Saturday, April 16, 2011


I don't know about anybody else, but I love Saturdays when I don't have anything planned and I get to sleep in. Even better when I have nothing planned all day and I get to sleep till whenever I get up and I get to do whatever I feel like doing. Like today. I was completely lazy and I didn't want to do anything so I stayed in bed until way to late but I'm a teenager so that's acceptable.. right? But I was slightly productive today and I cleaned my room! WOOHOO! I was productive! And when I say clean, I don't mean I just picked the dirty clothes up off the floor and threw anyway the junk mail in the corners. I mean I vacuumed the edges of my room, moved my furniture around, threw away things that I will probably need later and then after all that even changed the sheets on my bed. So I say today was pretty productive. I still haven't taken a shower. But it's not like I'm leaving the house. Its 11o'clock at night. Then after all of that, I made chocolate cake balls! Well, I started them. And so far they look pretty good, even though they are chocolate and not white cake. Here is the recipe I used. It's a Paula Deen recipe, so it has to be good right?!?

Paula's Cake Balls

Paula's own version of this trendy sweet!

Serves: 36
Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Smithfield Product: None


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared cake frosting
  • 6 ounces of chocolate flavored confectioners coating disks or bar (available in white chocolate, dark or milk)
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • Paula's Favorite Combinations:
    • *Red Velvet Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting and dipped in white chocolate coating
    • *Strawberry Supreme Cake/Strawberries and Cream Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *White Cake/Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *Caramel Cake/Chocolate Mocha Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *White Cake/Wild Cherry Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in Dark Chocolate Coating
    • *French Vanilla Cake/White Chocolate Almond Frosting - Dipped in Chocolate Coating
    • *Dark Chocolate Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
    • *Spice Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
    • *Lemon Cake/Lemon Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating
    • *Confetti Cake/Vanilla Frosting - Dipped in White Chocolate Coating


      Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. When cake is finished baking allow to cool for 30 minutes. Crumble the cake into a large bowl using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Add the frosting and mix until well combined. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. 

      Line a baking tray with wax paper. Use a melon baller as a scooper to form balls with the cake mixture. Place on wax paper. Once you have used all of the cake mixture, place the baking tray in the freezer for 1 hour. Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl of the microwave, stirring every 5-10 seconds until smooth. At this point you can add a bit of food coloring if you are using white chocolate. 

      Remove the balls from the freezer. Using one toothpick, pick up the balls one at a time and dip in the chocolate. Use a second toothpick to slide the ball off the first toothpick onto the wax paper lined baking tray. 

      NOTE: We found that an old Easter egg dipper works as well. If the balls fall off the toothpick into the chocolate, they are not firm enough to work with and you'll need to place them back in the freezer for additional time 

      Once you have covered all the balls in chocolate coating place the tray in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating is set. At this point you can drizzle other chocolate on the balls for decoration.

      Serving Suggestions

      Serve with a cold glass of milk!



      Hope everyone has had a great Saturday and received lots of rest and relaxation.

      Peace and Love!


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