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I've seen people mention these, but when I did a search for the recipe, came up empty handed.

Anyone care to share what these are/the recipe???

TIA!
~~Juli
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post #2 of 5
i dont follow a recipe... i just add a lil fudge( or bc) and whatever flavoring or i add in nuts chochip.. whatever to make them yummy icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 5
Here is Cookieman's recipe...


2 cups crumbled cake scraps
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
1/4 cup chopped almonnds (or any other nut you like, or mini-chocolate chips, or M&Ms, you get the idea!)
2 generous shots of amaretto (or any other liquer you may like, a good non-alcohol substitution is any flavored coffee creamer)

Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingedients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.

I use a tablespoon cookie scoop to make the balls uniform in size. Roll the scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip them in chocolate(following) or roll them in confectioners' sugar or cocoa.

Melt 1 lb. of candy melts and add approximately a tablespoons of crisco to make it a bit more smooth. Also, put the container (in my case, a pyrex measuring cup) of melted candy melts in a very hot (I use amost boiling) water bath to keep the chocolate fluid. dip balls into the chocolate using a spoon and a dipping fork (in my case, a plastic fork with the two middle tines cut out) Don't worry if the dipped balls have a "foot" at the base after drying. You can break some off after they have hardened and once they are in the little cake liners, no one will notice. Also, you can decorate the tops with just about anything, sprinkles, candy confetti, chopped nuts, etc. before they dry. Or after they've dried, pipe designs with royal icing or melted candy melts of differnet colors!
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post #4 of 5
Cookieman's recipe is great! I've seen several recipes and they mostly consist of cake crumbs and a binder...something to get the cake crumbs to stick together. You can use icing, ganache, cream cheese, corn syrup, peanut butter....you can add in fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, jams, spirits, juices, marshmallows...After shaping the balls, they can be coated in chocolate, cocoa powder, powdered sugar, coconut, nuts, sprinkles...

To find more recipes, search for truffles or balls and cake crumbs.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22cake+crumbs%22+truffles

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22cake+crumbs%22+balls
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post #5 of 5
I made a simplified version of them the other day and I got rave reviews! I just used cake leftovers and added vanilla frosting to them, I pretty much eyeballed the amounts, just try to add just enough frosting to the cake crumbs to hold them together. I rolled them into balls, popped them in the freezer for a bit to set up. Then I took a 12oz pkg of choc chips and added 2 tsp of crisco and melted them in the microwave on 50% power. Then I dipped the balls into the chocolate and placed them onto wax paper and they went back into the freezer. I added cocoa powder to some of them for an extra treat!

My only tip is, make these things small, because they are really rich!

~Kristy
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