I finally caved in and made a batch of Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Spice Cake Balls, a recipe from totallythebomb.com. They are the "bomb", no kidding. I made these for Clint's employee luncheon and they received rave reviews. Don't just take my word for it though, try them out for yourself and tell me what you think. Jamie, the writer from totallythebomb.com, gives a detailed explanation of exactly how to make these delectable delicacies. You can go directly to her website and print off the recipe. But since you are already here, I will give you a quick rundown of the directions.
The ingredients needed are a spice cake (along with eggs, oil & water to make the cake), cream cheese (8 oz. softened), white melting wafers (Jamie's recipe calls for Ghirardelli Melting Wafers), and Pumpkin Spice (to sprinkle on the tops of the cake balls) . Let me stop here and just say that I couldn't find the Ghirardelli wafers in the particular store that I was shopping at, but I did find the Nestle White Chocolate Baking Bars. You can use any brand of white chocolate melting chips. Walmart carries a brand in their cake decorating section that actually worked even better than the Nestle.
The first thing I did was bake the cake in two 8 inch round pans. After it cooled, I broke it up into smaller pieces with a fork.
Next, add your softened cream cheese and mix it up well, until the cream cheese is incorporated into the cake.
I used a hand mixer to mix in the cream cheese.
Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and place in the freezer until firm. A word of caution: I left the balls in the freezer too long, and when it was time to dip them in the melted chocolate, the heat from the chocolate coupled with the frozen temperature of the balls, cracked my chocolate coating when it set. I made a second batch, decreasing the freezing time and solved the problem.
The final steps are to melt the white chocolate according to the package directions, dip the balls in to coat well, place them on wax or parchment paper, sprinkle them with Pumpkin Spice, and then refrigerate until they set.
They are delightful!
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