So for anyone that knows me well, you all know I love to bake, let us not confuse baking with cooking! Coking can at times be a disaster in my kitchen. It is a 50/50 shot as to whether something I try to cook is going to come out eatable. But baking, now I have mastered that craft. I like to specialize in cupcakes for two reasons, one I simply love to bake them and two my most precious 8th grade small group girls love cupcakes. Yesterday however I put a twist on cake and made cake balls rather than cupcakes, and let me tell you they were a hit. I got the idea from Bakerella’s website. For all of you that love baking and have not visited her site go take a gander, I promise you will fall in love.
Okay, I need to get back on track. I made mint chocolate chip cupcakes for my company Christmas party last month and people seemed to enjoy them so I thought why not make mint chocolate cake balls….and that is how this little piece of ymminess was born.
Mint Chocolate Cake Balls
1 box milk chocolate cake mix
1 splash of mint extract (sorry for the lack of being exact, but I never measure I simply add until it tastes just right).
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz)
1 package vanilla bark
1) Bake chocolate cake according to direction on the box (add a splash of mint extract for taste).
2) After the cake has cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
3) Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting.
4) Chill for several hours (I put them in the freezer for a few hours).
5) Melt vanilla bark according the package directions
6) Roll the cake balls into the vanilla bark (I find a spoon is a great addition to this process. Use the spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra) and lay on wax paper until firm.
7) I added the finishing touch of coloring the remaining bark green and drizzled it over the top, to give the extra mint flare.
Sit back, hold on to your hat, and enjoy your mint chocolate cake balls. I am not sure you will be able to have just one.