I plan to fill you in on all of the craziness of this week — but not today. I hope to tide you over with this wonderful recipe.
I dearly love sweets so I couldn’t help but share this funness (yes, I know it’s not a word) with you. Hope you enjoy it! It takes a long time to make but it so very worth it. It’s great to take to parties or small gatherings. And don’t let the brandy fool ya, it’s not a “boozy” recipe by any stretch. However, if it bothers you, you can easily just substitute water.
Strawberry Brandy Cake Balls
1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix (and ingredients called for on back of box)
– Sprite or 7up or Sierra Mist
¾ Tub Cream Cheese Frosting (16oz)
1 Package (20 oz) Chocolate Almond Bark
1 TBSP Coconut Oil or Crisco (optional)
1 tsp Vanilla
- Make Cake as directed on back of box (It’s generally Eggs, Oil, and Water). However, instead of the Water, substitute ½ of it with Brandy and ½ of it with Sprite. (i.e., recipe calls for 1 Cup Water; instead, use ½ Cup Brandy and ½ Cup Sprite)
- Cool Cake Completely. Once cooled, use forks to crumble the cake in a large bowl.
- Add in about ¾ tub of Frosting, mixing until completely incorporated. It’s easiest to mix it together with 2 forks. It will be very moist and delicious looking.
- Roll mixture into small balls. I like to use a 2-teaspoon cookie scoop and then roll them into balls in my hand. Place on cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and chill for a few hours. (You can chill them in the freezer or fridge; about 1 – 3 hrs for the freezer or 2 – 5 hrs for the fridge.)
- Melt Almond Bark with Coconut Oil or Crisco (if using) and Vanilla. Melt in microwave or in double boiler on stove as directed on package.
- Roll balls in chocolate and lay on waxed paper to firm up. I use a fork to dip it in the chocolate, then a spoon to spoon the chocolate over it, then bang the fork on the rim of the bowl a few times before putting the ball on waxed paper.
- I like to store them in Tupperware the fridge to keep them cool. Now… go forth and eat one. Just one. I dare ya!
You can use any different combination of cake mixes and frostings! You could do Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting, Yellow Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Strawberry Cake with Vanilla Frosting, etc. I actually put about ¼th of a Cup more Sprite in the cake to make it extra moist.