Chocolate covered Strawberry Cake balls

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I love to try out new recipes no matter if they are ones I created in my head, ones I found on-line or in a cookbook. Over the years, I have tried recipes from a lot of chefs, one who seems to match my cooking style is Rachael Ray. As a mother, you've got to appreciate the concept of a 30 Minute Meal! Rachael Ray often says that her recipes are just methods. She encourages her viewers to take her recipes and make them their own. I "Lori-ize" almost everything I cook, tailoring the recipe to my families taste. I decided to combine these two ideas and what you see here is the result. Each week I'll create a meal based on a recipe and let you know what we thought. I will give you the original recipe and let you know how I "Lori-ized" it. Hope you enjoy Tasty Tuesday!

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I heard about this recipe a while ago, but hadn't had a reason to make them.  Richard and I were going to UCF's spring football game and I always bake something to take when we tailgate, so I figured this was a prime time to try this recipe out.  The recipe is Red Velvet Cake Balls by bakerella.com.
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As you can see from the title the first thing I did was change the flavor of the cake mix.  I'm not a huge red velvet cake fan... yes I just heard a collective gasp, but that's the way it is.  I was trying to decide what I wanted to try and chocolate covered strawberries popped into my head... who doesn't love chocolate and strawberry??

I got some help making this recipe, as there were many steps.
Colby helped with the mixing and clean up
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Blake wanted to help with the baking part, but I told him he had to wait a few more years before I'd let him that close to the hot oven
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This is what they looked like after it was baked, crumbled, mixed with cream cheese frosting, and rolled into balls
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Richard even got in the fun with helping dip the balls into the melted chocolate
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Well these were a big hit.  Very yummy, but a LOT of work.  I'm not sure they are worth the time, but I know a few people who we tailgated with who may disagree with that thought. 

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Would I eat them again.... absolutely!  But,would I take the time to bake a cake, crumble it up, mix it with frosting, roll it in balls, freeze the balls, coat the balls, and the freeze them again?  hmmmm not sure,.


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4 comments:

  1. Wow girl those look absolutely delish. I have been wanting to learn to make those cake balls. Thanks!

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  2. i agree they are a lot of work, but most of the time so WORTH IT! for special special occasions!

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  3. Yummy!!! And WOW how the boys have grown and they look like twins!!! Cute!!! I hope you all have been doing well. I miss everyone on the blog - I need to get back here soon!!!! :)

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  4. Yummy. Have you seen the oreo balls? They look good too.

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