Chocolate Cake Balls are balls of chocolate cake, cream cheese and liqueur covered in melted chocolate and topped with sprinkles, coloured sugar or even chopped nuts. The cream cheese makes these cake balls soft and moist and the liqueur gives these cake balls a bit of extra indulgence. These can be a delicious dessert, treat or even a thoughtful gift, if you're willing to give them away that is. So try them out, no harm can come from indulging every once in a while and Chocolate Cake Balls are the perfect way to do it.
Chocolate Balls 1 pre-cooked chocolate mud cake
250g of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
2 tablespoons of liqueur, any flavour can be used
Chocolate Coating 250g block of chocolate
Sprinkles or coloured sugar
In a large bowl, crumble the pre-cooked mud cake into fine pieces and set aside.
In another bowl, beat the cream cheese on a medium speed until it's soft and creamy.
Stir the cream cheese into the cake crumbs until fully combined. Add in flavouring if desired.
Roll the mixture into balls approximately an inch in diameter and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm.
Prepare a large sheet of baking paper or aluminium foil and spread it over a flat working area.
Break the chocolate into small squares and in a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. Do not over cook the chocolate.
Place a chocolate ball onto a fork and with a spoon, dollop the melted chocolate over the ball, ensuring that it is completely coated.
Using a knife, tap at the fork to aid the excess chocolate to drip off the chocolate ball. Gently slide the ball off the fork with the knife onto the prepared working area and repeat with the rest of the chocolate balls. The trick with this is to do it quickly to ensure that the chocolate is still runny.
While the chocolate is starting to set, sprinkle the chocolate balls with sprinkles or coloured sugar or any other preferred topping. Place in the refrigerator to set.
Once set, either break off or cut off the bits of chocolate run off at the bottom of the balls. You can place the balls into mini muffin cases, but it's not necessary. Keep in an air tight container in a refrigerator.