Chocolate cake balls devoured all in one bite. These moist chocolate cake mixed with chocolate buttercream are the perfect treat for special occasions. Dip them in any color, put them in a cute wrapper and/or box and gift it!
“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump
Ooh, but I know what I’m getting. Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream with chocolate drizzle on top. Yum!!
Yeah yeah, the teal and brown colors are so overplayed, but I love these chocolate cake balls! I started out with white candy melts, then mixed in a handful of pink. Then blue and then light cocoa melts. So pretty!
Chocolate Cake Balls Notes
- I really like desserts in a cute candy cup, so I started dipping these using lollipop sticks. When everything dried, I twisted off the chocolate cake balls slowly and plopped them in a candy cup.
- Moist chocolate cake recipe from Modern Honey. Since cake balls and pops are usually glued with icing and then dipped in candy melts, I reduced the granulated sugar to 160g sugar. My other measurements are 227g all-purpose flour and 45g unsweetened cocoa powder. I’ve also used fresh brewed vanilla coffee instead of the boiling hot water. Coffee brings out the rich flavor in chocolate… I read that somewhere.
- Chocolate buttercream recipe includes 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened), 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and a drizzle of heavy whipping cream until it reached a smoother consistency.
If there’s anything I really disliked making, I think cake balls or pops are on the top of my list! The baking of the cake, making the frosting and melting the candy melts was a breeze. BUT all that dipping, tapping the wrist, drying on Styrofoam sort of deal? Ugh, give me a macaron character to pipe instead. All in all, I’m happy with the results even though it took me several hours. Will I try it again? Probably! I haven’t learned my lesson yet. =D
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