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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Champagne Cake Pops


It's almost New Year's Eve, and what better way to celebrate than with these tasty, festive Champagne Cake Pops! There is champagne in the cake, the frosting and the white chocolate coating! That makes these Champagne Cake Pops perfect for celebrating the biggest party day of the year!
These cake pops take some time to make, but if you need to spread out the work, they can be made in stages, making it an easy recipe!


Champagne Cake Pops

Cake Balls
1 box White Cake Mix
8 ounces Butter, melted
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Spumanti Champagne

Frosting
16 ounces Butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon Salt
4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 cup Spumanti Champagne

Cake Ball Frosting
2 bags (11.5 oz each) White Chocolate Chips
4-6 tablespoons Spumanti Champagne
Gold and Silver Straws
Gold and Silver Sugars or Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Blend together with mixer. Add champagne and blend with mixer again.
Prepare a 9x11" dish to cook the cake. Butter or spray the pan  and then flour it. Add cake mix batter to pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done when checked with a toothpick. Let cool on a rack.
Cut the cake into small pieces. Place pieces into a large ziplock bag. Smush around in the bag, breaking the cake pieces even farther apart.
Mix together the butter, salt, confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Add the champagne and continue to mix on low speed.
Add frosting to the bag of smushed cake pieces a couple tablespoons at a time. Continue to smush the frosting and cake together. When you think it is needed, add more frosting and smush together again. You will have leftover frosting. 
Use a 1 tablespoon scoop to make balls with the cake mix/frosting combo. Scoop the mix and roll between your hands to make them smooth. If you have vinyl gloves that are food safe, they are great to use because they help in obtaining a smooth cake ball. Place in a container with a cover and refrigerate after they are rolled. 
Melt white chocolate chips over low heat in a double boiler on top of the stove. Once chips are melted and smooth add champagne. It is important that the champagne be heated in the microwave or on the stove before adding it to the chips. I found the microwave works great. If the champagne is not heated, the chocolate will seize up, and become almost impossible to work with. The champagne has to be close to the temperature of the chips. Add the champagne a tablespoon at a time, until you find your desired taste. Mix together until well incorporated.
Use straws or sticks, or whatever you would like as a way to pick up the champagne cake balls. I used some gold and silver straws that I cut in half. 
Dip each cake ball into the white chocolate champagne coating. Allow the coating to drip off the bottom of the cake ball, so as to not have too much build up on the bottom. Place ball on wax paper. I dipped two of the balls, then I sprinkled the gold and silver sprinkles on, and put them back in the refrigerator.  Then I dipped two more and did it again until they were all finished. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.



Serve to your guests and have a Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!



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Champagne Cake Pops

ingredients:

Cake Balls
1 box White Cake Mix
8 ounces Butter, melted
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Spumanti Champagne

Frosting
16 ounces Butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon Salt
4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 cup Spumanti Champagne

Cake Ball Frosting
2 bags (11.5 oz each) White Chocolate Chips
4-6 tablespoons Spumanti Champagne
Gold and Silver Straws
Gold and Silver Sugars or Sprinkles

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the cake mix, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Blend together with mixer. Add champagne and blend with mixer again.
  3. Prepare a 9x11" dish to cook the cake. Butter or spray the pan  and then flour it. Add cake mix batter to pan.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done when checked with a toothpick. Let cool on a rack.
  5. Cut the cake into small pieces. Place pieces into a large ziplock bag. Smush around in the bag, breaking the cake pieces even farther apart.
  6. Mix together the butter, salt, confectioner's sugar and vanilla. Add the champagne and continue to mix on low speed.
  7. Add frosting to the bag of smushed cake pieces a couple tablespoons at a time. Continue to smush the frosting and cake together. When you think it is needed, add more frosting and smush together again. You will have leftover frosting.
  8. Use a 1 tablespoon scoop to make balls with the cake mix/frosting combo. Scoop the mix and roll between your hands to make them smooth. If you have vinyl gloves that are food safe, they are great to use because they help in obtaining a smooth cake ball. Place in a container with a cover and refrigerate after they are rolled.
  9. Melt white chocolate chips over low heat in a double boiler on top of the stove. Once chips are melted and smooth add champagne. It is important that the champagne be heated in the microwave or on the stove before adding it to the chips. I found the microwave works great. If the champagne is not heated, the chocolate will seize up, and become almost impossible to work with. The champagne has to be close to the temperature of the chips. Add the champagne a tablespoon at a time, until you find your desired taste. Mix together until well incorporated.
  10. Use straws or sticks, or whatever you would like as a way to pick up the champagne cake balls. I used some gold and silver straws that I cut in half.
  11. Dip each cake ball into the white chocolate champagne coating. Allow the coating to drip off the bottom of the cake ball, so as to not have too much build up on the bottom. Place ball on wax paper. I dipped two of the balls, then I sprinkled the gold and silver sprinkles on, and put them back in the refrigerator.  Then I dipped two more and did it again until they were all finished. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Triple Chocolate Strawberry Cake Truffles /#SundaySupper

Is there anything better than chocolate? OK. I know not everyone loves it like I do, but you have to admit, it's pretty good stuff! So, multiply it by three and you get my Triple Chocolate Strawberry Cake Truffles! Start with a deep, dark, chocolate cake, add a creamy homemade chocolate buttercream, toss in some beautiful, fresh, chopped strawberries and dip all of it in a rich, drizzly, milk chocolate ganache. Sprinkle with sprinkles for fun!
 Triple Chocolate Strawberry Cake Truffles  
(printable recipe at end of post)
Cake
1 cup Butter, softened
3 cups Sugar
4 eggs-divided
1 cup Cocoa
4 cups Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Soda
pinch of Salt
2 cups Buttermilk
2 teaspoon Vanilla


Chocolate Frosting 
1 cup Butter, softened
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
3/4 cup Cocoa
3-5 tablespoons Milk
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped  

Chocolate Ganache
12-16 ounces Milk Chocolate Bar
3-4 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream 
Decorative Sprinkles

Cream the butter until creamy. Add the sugar a little at a time, mixing after each addition.Separate the egg white and the yolks. Put the whites aside and add the yolks to the mix. Beat together. 
Place the cocoa in a 2 cup of larger measuring cup. Add just enough water to the cocoa to make a thick smooth paste. Mix until it is smooth. Then add water to the cup until you have 2 cups of cocoa mix. Add to the creamed mixture. It will no longer be thick.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add vanilla to the buttermilk. Add the dry mixture to the cocoa mix, alternating with the buttermilk. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites in to stiff peaks. Fold the whites into the batter.
Pour the batter in to a 13x9" greased and floured pan. Bake in a 350℉ oven for 15-20 minutes. This recipe only uses a little more than 1/2 of the cake batter. Refrigerate the remaining batter. Remove from oven and cool completely.
 
Make the frosting by mixing together the butter and vanilla. Add the confectioners sugar and cocoa a little at a time. 
 As the mix thickens, add milk a little at a time until you reach the consistency you want. Set aside.

Chop  strawberries into smaller than bite size pieces. Set aside.
Use your hands or a fork or knife and chop up the cake in to small pieces. 
Start adding the frosting to the crushed chocolate cake. Add a little at a time, until you have enough. You won't need all the frosting. The cake should be wet from the frosting.
Add the strawberries to the cake. Use a spatula or your hands to mix the strawberries into the cake and frosting.
Using a scoop, make balls of the mix and place on a tray. Refrigerate. Once the cake balls are cold, take them out of the fridge, and roll them into more compact balls if needed. Refrigerate.
To make the frosting, chop 12-16 ounces of milk chocolate.  Place in a double boiler and melt. Once melted, warm up a small amount of the heavy whipping cream. I like to use the microwave for this. Slowly add the warmed whipping cream to the melted chocolate, a little at a time until the chocolate is just slightly thinned. Dip cake balls in to the chocolate and keep refrigerated.
 Sprinkle with sprinkles and enjoy!

A big shout out to thank Amy, our host today, who blogs at  My World Simplified! Great job Amy!

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Triple Chocolate Strawberry Cake Truffles

INGREDIENTS:

Cake
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 4 eggs-divided
  • 1 cup Cocoa
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • pinch of Salt
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 cup Butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Cocoa
  • 3-5 tablespoons Milk
Chocolate Ganache
  • 12-16 ounces Milk Chocolate Bar
  • 3-4 ounces Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Decorative Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cream the butter until creamy. Add the sugar a little at a time, mixing after each addition.Separate the egg white and the yolks. Put the whites aside and add the yolks to the mix. Beat together.
  2. Place the cocoa in a 2 cup of larger measuring cup. Add just enough water to the cocoa to make a thick smooth paste. Mix until it is smooth. Then add water to the cup until you have 2 cups of cocoa mix. Add to the creamed mixture. It will no longer be thick.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add vanilla to the buttermilk. Add the dry mixture to the cocoa mix, alternating with the buttermilk. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites in to stiff peaks. Fold the whites into the batter.
  4. Pour the batter in to a 13x9" greased and floured pan. Bake in a 350℉ oven for 15-20 minutes. This recipe only uses a little more than 1/2 of the cake batter. Refrigerate the remaining batter. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  5. Make the frosting by mixing together the butter and vanilla. Add the confectioners sugar and cocoa a little at a time.
  6. As the mix thickens, add milk a little at a time until you reach the consistency you want. Set aside.
  7. Chop strawberries into smaller than bite size pieces. Set aside.
  8. Use your hands or a fork or knife and chop up the cake in to small pieces.
  9. Start adding the frosting to the crushed chocolate cake. Add a little at a time, until you have enough. You won't need all the frosting. The cake should be wet from the frosting.
  10. Add the strawberries to the cake. Use a spatula or your hands to mix the strawberries into the cake and frosting.
  11. Using a scoop, make balls of the mix and place on a tray. Refrigerate. Once the cake balls are cold, take them out of the fridge, and roll them into more compact balls if needed. Refrigerate.
  12. To make the frosting, chop 12-16 ounces of milk chocolate. Place in a double boiler and melt. Once melted, warm up a small amount of the heavy whipping cream. I like to use the microwave for this. Slowly add the warmed whipping cream to the melted chocolate, a little at a time until the chocolate is just slightly thinned. Dip cake balls in to the chocolate and keep refrigerated.
  13. Sprinkle with sprinkles!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fun, Fat Tuesday Cake Balls

Today is Fat Tuesday! You know, the last day to party hard before the 40 days of Lent begin. So, in the spirit of parties, I am hoping that you can fit some of these fun, Fat Tuesday Cake Balls into your celebrating!

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