Thursday, July 15, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Balls








We dipped them in white chocolate.


Over the weekend I made these Red Velvet Cake Balls from Bakerella for the first time. The concept of mashing up a cake and mixing it with frosting initially sounded crazy to me. I mean, isn't the frosting the best part and don't we all eat the cake first and then scoop up all the frosting by the spoonful in an attempt to save the best for last? Or is that just how I eat cake? After making these cake balls, I can now assure you that the people at Bakerella are onto something. They were soft, moist, and perfectly sweetened without making you sick to your stomach (unless you eat 15 of them in a row like I did, which I don't recommend). Bakerella has become one of my favorite websites for creative desserts (see the Oreo Kisses I made here). What are your favorite websites/cookbooks for great desserts?

54 comments:

Sniff said...

These look pretty yummy!

I'm a terrible cook myself (as documented in this old blogpost: http://insniffschoos.blogspot.com/2010/02/homemade-cupcakes-total-failure.html)

But I really love desserts, and all sorts of cheesecakes are my absolute faves. :)

Katie said...

Those look so good!

Diana Mieczan said...

Those really sound yummy and they look so cute:)
I adore smitten kitchen and I often use it for my cooking or baking:)

Those are perfect party cakes!!!! Wish you a wonderful Thursday,sweetie

Gina said...

yumyumyum

ive actually never had red velvet cake, this recipe looks fantastic

kirstyb said...

your went much better than my attempt! i am a cooking disaster xxxx

Krystal said...

they are so pretty too!!!
i hope you got those rings!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh my, this looks SO DELICIOUS! I wonder if one could use red beet to make them red... These days I hardly ever do any cooking or baking anymore (blame the blogging) - I leave it all to the man (who's much better at it than I am anyway). xo

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

For some reason your tiny muffin caps reminds me of Smurf village (it's early, I must still be asleep, haha).

These look delish!

Cara said...

YUMMY! My friend just had a red velvet cake for her wedding, and although I don't eat wedding cake, I tried it and it was AWESOME!
<3

Elle Sees said...

Bakerella was in Atl over the weekend to judge a cupcake contest and I wanted to go stalk her! Ha. I love that website.

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

WORD! - i love me some red velvet!!!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Nikki said...

They look like so much fun Valerie!! not to mention red velvet anything is my favorite!


xx
Nikki

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Yummmmmmmy!! Those look delish, Valerie! I love red vlevet, and the little topping of icing-mmmmmmmm, my mouth is watering!

Gabriel said...

You forgot to mention they are dipped in white chocolate, and they were amazing. I agree don't eat fifteen in one setting, you might not feel so good afterwards(remember this for next time Valerie).

Jess said...

Oh my gosh - I'm literally drooling!!

Erica said...

I saw these on Bakerella and I was totally intrigued. May have to give them a try!
I love Smitten Kitchen and Tartlette.

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

I've been dying to make cakeballs for the longest time. My husband and I always pick them up from a bakery in Dallas when we're home. I just might have to get my hands on that Bakerella recipe and try them myself!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Yum! I love red velvet!

lifeofadoctorswife said...

Wow - those look amazing! What a genius idea to hide more frosting inside the cake.

Beth Dunn said...

How divine they look!
xoxo
SC

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Those look delicious!!! I love how bright your red is!!!! Yum!!! :)

Lindsay said...

YAY! They turned out awsome Valerie! I love Bakerella but Martha Stewart never lets me down :)

Anna Walker said...

Yummmm those look amazing!

I wish I had the time to make those, and also the skill too!

Nina said...

oh my, sweets are my weakness, this looks amazingly delicious, i should try to make this, and add some rum too! lol
thanks for your sweet comment, keep in touch!

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Shut Up!! I mean that in the kindest way possible - as in, OHMIGOSH I NEED RIGHT NOW! Ah, these look amazing!! :)

Lillian Chang said...

YUM!! I love Red Velvet. These photos are so great- looks like a deliciously fun time :) :)

Krystal said...

I'm so excited you got those rings! I still am deciding. Tell me how you like them :) :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Mmmm this looks soo good! I love Red Velvet.

Naina said...

that looks like fun to make. Did your hubby enjoy them? ha ha...did you really eat 15?

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

WHAHHHHHAAAAT?! OMG, these look INCREDIBLE.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Ummmm YUMMMM!!!! These look delish! And how much do u love Bakerella? Isn't she amazing???

Happy Thursday, sweetie :)

Kinsey Michaels said...

Oh my gosh...... These look incredible! White chocolate is my favorite, I never would have thought to dip them in that. These look outrageous!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Fifth Sparrow said...

I've been following Bakerella for a while now, but Ive never triend any of the recipes... I always thought they might be too much for my limited baking skills lol! I'm so glad you posted this though because a) I LOVE red velvet cake b) it shows me that real people can make those adorable cake balls and c) I now know I'm not the only one who really only makes cake for the icing!

Alexandra said...

These look yummy! Definitely going to have to check it out :-)

this free bird said...

Valerie - these look so good. Damn that gluten!! I want to try so badly :(

ps- the weather, the weather, the weather!! pass.the.cake. it's time to celebrate - maybe with, like, 15 of these or something.

Carrie:)

Bren said...

OMG...these look SO good!!! I really want to bake something yummy, but it's just too dang hot! It would cost me a mint to cool the house down afterwards, and I'd rather buy more shoes than give my money to SCE! :)

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

Jade "Purple" Brown said...

that looks so yummy, i wnat to make sone of my own!

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Style, She Wrote said...

My favorite dessert is actually red velvet cake so I am all for this recipe! What a sweet idea! ;)

Jammer said...

Umm I kind of want to marry you right now just so I could get my hands on these haha

Mandy said...

Those look amazing! I am going to have to try that recipe! I'm craving cake now ;)

hiyaluv said...

ah! fantastic idea! I love it. it looks like it was fun too! but where is the pic of the happy hubby?!
smiles,
gina

Becca said...

They look pretty yummy, but I'm with you. Frosting is totally the best part!! I like my frosting on top (or out of the container... oops!).

Josie said...

These look SO good! They had them at the bakery I stopped by today but I didn't get any... I'm so regretting it now!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

adri said...

ah! that looks sooo good. that would be a great dessert for a valentine's dinner or something.
p.s. i can't believe you haven't seen harry potter! go watch it, now! :)

Elaine said...

Those are so cute!!! I may have to try this out :D

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georgia~gigi said...

Oh Valerie, they look so pretty and yummy!
I love cakeballs! I haven't had Red Velvet tho', maybe next time!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

cakeballs are sooo good. you are so controlled only dipping them- we just go ahead and dunk the whole thing in down here in texas. :)

Marcie said...

These look so amazing and are so creative. Red Velvet is my favorite. I am going to have to try these!

xo Marcie

Bionica said...

so very yummy!!!
the white chocolate is so nice <3

-Bionica

...love Maegan said...

um, amazing.

Melissa said...

I made her cake pops awhile ago, and I agree that it felt sort of odd to mash everything up at first!

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