Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Strawberry Lemonade Cakeballs

For my fifth batch of cakeballs this month (the first four were chocolate) I'm making them strawberry-lemonade flavored. I have the modified box cake recipe below.
  • 1 box of Betty Crocker Brand Super Moist Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • 6 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Beat liquids (oil, water, lemon juice)
  3. Mix in the baking powder and cake mix.
  4. Follow boxed instructions, probably a 13"*9" pan for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Start the lemon frosting as the cake bakes.
  6. Combine the cake and frosting.
  7. Roll into balls before putting cakeballs in freezer for 20 minutes.
  8. Dip cakeballs in white chocolate.
  9. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Yesterday I intended to make chocolate cakeballs for my class, but mistakenly mixed two batches of cream cheese with one cake. I put the other cake in the oven, and while washing some dishes hit my elbow one the oven door. The ENTIRE oven door fell apart. I took the half-baked cake out of the oven and wrapped the cakeball dough before refrigerating it, I suppose it will be some time before I make another post :(

Monday, June 11, 2012

Thick Dark Chocolate Cake

It's almost Summer! Yet another reason to make cakeballs has arisen, and I can't let my peers down. I decided to come up with a thick, dark chocolate batter special for cakeballs, so the inside can be even more rich than when I usually mix it with cream cheese frosting. I mostly based this recipe on Sandy's Chocolate Cake, but made tweaks to areas where I found needed to change. After tasting some, I was regretful for not using it on Eric's Oreo Cake.
  • 3 cups of brown sugar
  • 8 oz. softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, sour cream, or Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cup of hot milk or water (milk for less chocolaty cake)
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt) in large bowl.
  3. Beat wet ingredients (brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, sour cream, milk or water) in separate bowl.
  4. Fold wet ingredients with dry ingredients, now is the time to add chocolate chips if you chose to use them.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Mix cake with cream cheese frosting, and roll them into balls. Put them in the freezer for 20 minutes and dip in melted chocolate. Freeze for 5-10 minutes and serve.

    Sunday, May 6, 2012

    Oreo Cake!

    For my brother's 15th birthday last week, I made an oreo themed icecream cake with vanilla ice cream, fudge cake mix, and oreo crumbs. Unfortunately I was short on ingredients so bought everything boxed:(
    Here are some pictures of the cake though...*

    And this is Eric, the birthday boy:) And his friend from school behind him.

    *UPDATE- I came up with an oreo cake recipe.

    Sunday, April 22, 2012

    Mario Mushroom Cupcakes!

    My cousins had mario-themed Birthday Party today, so I decided to make mario mushrooms for it. This is the fist time I've filled a cupcake and won't be my last. My aunt gave me boxed mix, so no homemade cake in this post. I filled the cupcakes by cutting off the tops and scooping a hole out, then filling the hole with frosting. I reccomend to skip cutting the top off because it made a very messy cupcake. I filled the chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and the white cupcakes with lemon frosting.

    Lemon Frosting

    This recipe was used as a cover-up for my disaster of my mega-sweet buttercream frosting.
    • 7 tsp lemon juice
    • 3/4 cup softened butter
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1/2 cup milk
    1. Stir together
    2. Place in freezer or refrigerator to stiffen.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Sleepover Cakepops!

    On Saturday I went to an overnight birthday party for my friend, Jenna. We used a cakepop maker, which I have no experience in. Lucky for me, Jenna has enough experience to know NOT to pour the batter into the machine like a waffle.
    Jenna is very creative with cakepops, and used the broken off peices of cake as a decoration.