I admit, that picture isn't the most appetizing, but if you could just taste one of these little cake bites, you wouldn't care how un-tidy-ly they were covered with chocolate!
Story: I found the recipe in a magazine about a year ago and right away told a friend that we just had to make these cake-bite-things. We never got around to it, but over the year, these cake bite things became a trend across the nation. We even had them at my sister-in-law's bridal shower.
Anyways, I finally decided to make them a few weeks ago. Here's the how-to...
- Bake one cake according to package - you can add some fun "extras" here if you want. I added an extra teaspoon of almond flavoring, but I might try adding some irish cream next time :)
- Let the cake cool.
- Crumble the cake in a large mixing bowl.
- Add 1/2 of a tub of packaged frosting - depending on what "extras" you added in step 1, you can mix and match with what type of frosting you add in this step. I chose regular vanilla.
- Mix until the mixture can stick together.
- Form balls and place on a wax paper-covered pan (something that fits in your freezer
- Place in freezer for 2 hours
- Toward the end of the two hours, start melting the coating - you have choices here too - you can buy special candy coating, but you can also just use almond bark... I used chocolate almond bark! If you have a double boiler, use that on the stove, but I just used a regular pot and melted it over a medium-low heat. You do not want to burn this stuff. You can also use a microwave, but ours wasn't working that day...
- Take the bites out of the freezer and start dipping! I did them one at a time and used a long fork (they recommend a lollipop thing, but I used a fork that is used to hold meat when you cut it and it worked just fine!)
- I'm still brainstorming how to coat these so they're prettier, but as long as they taste good, I'm not going to care too much that about how they look!
- They can last a few days just sitting out, a few weeks in the fridge or a few months in the freezer!
We still have some in the freezer... I'm going to go eat one! Happy creating!