Cake Eyeballs are fun to make and good to eat! Halloween is getting close and we have been busy making fun foods to celebrate with!
You all know how much I love Ree Drummond, the famous Pioneer Woman, so when I saw her recipe in the latest Food Network magazine, I knew would be making these cake eyeballs. They would be the perfect dessert after a big bowl of Pioneer Woman Creamy Potato Soup or perhaps after a big plate of Fried Chicken.
Well, you get the idea. These great little cake balls would be perfect after any meal or even better as a Halloween Party Food. Please your little trickster with these tasty treats.
- 1 18.5 ounce box red velvet cake mix (plus ingredients required to make the cake)
- 1 12 ounce can frosting (any flavor)
- 12 ounces white chocolate melting disks
- Assorted gel icings, for decorating
- Prepare the cake mix, according to the package directions for a 9 X 13 inch cake or two 9 inch cakes. Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then remove to a rack Cover with a dish towel and let cool completely.
- Break off sections of the cake and crumble in a large bowl. When finished, you should have a bunch of very fine cake crumbs. Using a rubber spatula, work the frosting into the cake until it is no longer visible. (Even if you use white frosting with red velvet cake, the white will eventually blend in entirely)
- Next, roll the mixture in to 1 1/2 inch balls (a small ice cream scoop helps with this) and set on a parchment-lined baking sheet. This is important: Pop them in the freezer, uncovered, for at least an hour. The cake balls need to be very firm before coating them. Trust me, they fall apart if they are not firm.
- When the cake balls are nice and firm, place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. (Don't let the bowl touch the water.) Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan. Add the cake balls one at a time to the melted white chocolate and gently roll to coat. Using a fork, lift out the cake balls, then tap the fork against the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. With a toothpick push the ball off of the fork and back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Let set at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes. Decorate with gel icing to look like eyeballs.
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