“This tastes like Christmas in my mouth!”
What better review could there be?
That’s what one of my layout editors shouted with a mouth full of cake ball last week. And it’s true — these ARE the perfect treat for the holiday season. Spicy and sweet, perfectly tender with a crunch of vanilla chocolate. The perfect treat to bring to any holiday potluck!
P.S. — this is my treat for CakeFYI’s holiday party! Check out http://www.cakefyi.com for more treats and a giveaway.
Gingerbread Cake Balls
Makes 2 dozen
1 box gingerbread cake mix
1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 cup cream cheese frosting
16 oz. white vanilla chocolate melts
Sprinkles, for decorating
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift cake mix into a medium bowl. Add water and egg, and whisk for 2 minutes. Pour into a 9-inch square baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cake partially cool for 10-15 minutes. Scoop cake out of pan and into large bowl. Mix in frosting with a wooden spoon or with your fingers. Add more frosting if mixture doesn’t come together. Using hands, roll mixture into ping-pong-sized balls and place on a baking sheet. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate in microwave. Using two forks, dip chilled cake balls into chocolate and let excess drip back. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and immediately top with sprinkles before chocolate hardens.