Chocolate-Covered Red Velvet Cake Balls

09 February 2015 | By

red-velvet-cake-balls2If you’re planning to cook a romantic dinner for your date this Valentine’s Day, dessert is the one thing that you cannot skip. But that goes without saying, of course. It also goes without saying that your dessert needs to be Valentine-themed–and smothered in chocolate.

Now, if you’re stumped for ideas, here’s a deliciously decadent (yet super easy to make) dessert that is sure to impress: Chocolate-Covered Red Velvet Cake Balls!

 

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

-1 box red velvet cake mix (plus additional ingredients indicated on box)
-16 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1/4 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
-4 ounce low-fat cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 cup powdered sugar

Bake a red velvet cake according to the cake mix instructions. Set aside and allow to cool.

While waiting, make your cream cheese frosting. Mix your butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl until you get a smooth texture. Next, add the vanilla and mix well. Then, add 1/2 cup of your powdered sugar and beat the mixture, and finally add the other half of the sugar.

Once your red velvet cake has cooled, crumble the whole thing into a bowl. Mix in half of your cream cheese frosting, and slowly add more until your crumbled red velvet cake becomes dough-like. You need to be able to mold them into balls, so make sure to get the right texture.

Scoop out small pieces of “dough” and form little cake balls. Place each finished cake ball on a parchment-lined baking sheet. When done, place the baking sheet in the fridge for at least two hours to allow the cake balls to set.

Now it’s time to cover them in chocolate! Melt your semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler–make sure they are all completely melted. Take your cake balls out of the fridge, dip each one in the chocolate, and place back on the baking sheet.

When all the cake balls have been covered in chocolate, return the baking sheet to your fridge until the chocolate hardens.

Best when served cool.

Enjoy!

Photo by vnysia / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0




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