Chocolate Cake Bites

22 January 2013

Chocolate cake bites

What do you do with left over cake? Left over cake? What's that??! Yes it does occasionally happen. When I made my Dad's birthday cake at the weekend, one of the cakes came out really domed so I had to cut it off to flatten the top so I could decorate it. I didn't want to just throw away a perfectly good piece of cake {death by chocolate cake no less!} and I've been recently been looking at making some cake pops. The absence of lolly sticks was a bit of a problem though so I thought I'd do cake bites instead.

All you need is...

Cake, any type, whatever you have to spare
Frosting e.g. buttercream or ganache
Chocolate for melting, white or milk
Sprinkles or coloured icing

{I haven't given any quantities in the recipe as it depends on how much cake you have to use. Sorry if that's not much use but it's best to just have a go!}

  • Crumble the cake so that you have fine cake crumbs. Cake that's a day old is easier to crumble than freshly baked cake that is still quite moist.
  •  Add the frosting and mix with your hands. Add it very sparingly as too much will make the mixture too mushy. Add maybe a tablespoon at a time and combine it with the cake crumbs until you can form a ball shape with your hands. The cake balls should be still very much cakey.
  •  Place the cake balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper or parchment, pop in the fridge for a couple hours until they have firmed up.
  • Break up the chocolate, place in a bowl and melt over a pan of simmering water or melt in the microwave on half power in 30 second bursts.
  • Dip the cake balls in the melted chocolate and place back on the baking tray. If using sprinkles, sprinkle them on now before the chocolate sets.
  • Pop back in the fridge for about half an hour until the chocolate has set.
  • If using icing, drizzle lines or swirls over the cake balls. I used writing icing that comes in a little tube so it was nice an easy to drizzle over the balls.

chocolate cake bites

chocolate cake bites

chocolate cake bites

I only got seven cake bites out of the amount of cake I had but I think this is just one of those recipes that's perfect for using up whatever you have left over. I hate left overs!

2 comments:

  1. ooooh i do love cake pops and these look so pretty and moreish!! thank you for linking up xx

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  2. You're welcome Jenny, I'll try to remember to join in your lovely linky more often xx

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