Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Favorite Recipe: Cake Bites

Last week I posted a picture from Ms. Q's birthday.  She did not have a cake but a strawberry shortcake trifle and chocolate covered cake bites instead.

I promised a recipe for those cake bites and here it is. 

Chocolate Covered Cake Bites

candy coating or chocolate chips

First of all what is a cake bite?  This a really simple and delicious idea. I tried to frost a cake before I should have and it it started to crack and fall apart.  The kids started scooping up the mess with spoons and rolling it into balls to eat.  And viola - cake bites!  

Basically you bake a cake and when it is slightly cooled you crumble it up in a big bowl.  Then you add 2 cups of frosting and mix it all up. The warm cake will melt the frosting and make it easier to shape. Next use a small spoon to scoop out the mixture and roll it into balls.  Place in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 8 hours).

When balls are set, melt coating and dip balls.  Place on waxed paper and then into the refrigerator to harden.

You can use any combinaton of cake, frosting, and coating.  Use your imagination and your taste buds.

The cake bites I made for Ms. Q's birthday were strawberry shortcake cake bites.  Here are the ingredients I used for these.

Strawberry Shortcake Bites

cake - yellow cake
frosting - mixture of 8oz. cream cheese, 5.9oz vanilla pudding mix, 2c. milk
2c. sliced strawberries tossed with granulated sugar
coating - 2 bags of chocolate chips

Follow the directions above and enjoy!

It's a Keeper.


Anonymous said...

<--- drooling!!!

Stopped by from the Blog Hop! I am TOTALLY going to have to try this out!

Grandma Bonnie said...

New follower from Fridays hop.
Hope you follow back.

Becky Fuentes said...

New GFC follower!


Lori said...

That is going on our "fun stuff" do list for this summer. Thank you for explaining! I have a few friends who have made these, but they were not as forthcoming about sharing their "secret". :)