Me: “Did you know you can make delicious cake balls for 100 calories?”
You: “Shut the front door!”
It's the truth, I tell ya! These are yellow cake balls, aka moist (hate that word) yellow cake truffles dipped in chocolate bark. Mmmm! Amaze-balls. Just be sure to make a lot of them. Last time I made them, the entire batch was gone within 24 hours. Thanks, roommates! No, but really. Sharing is caring... right?
Anyway, my friend David asked me for this recipe after hearing they were dee-lishh-ious. $5 bucks says whoever loved and therefore suggested them had NO idea they were 100cal. The evil health nut strikes again. Muahahaha.
What you need:
- 1 box Yellow cake mix (I used Sugar-Free)
- 2 bananas (to be substituted for the eggs and oil in the cake mix directions – if you’re not going for a low fat recipe, skip the bananas and use the eggs/oil).
- Water (Pretty sure you know what this is/where to find it. If not, send me an email. We have some talking to do).
- 1 package Cream cheese (I used 1/3 Fat)
- 1 package Melting Chocolate (for melting – I used the almond bark squares from Kroger, but Dolci Fruitta would also work)
- Kitchenware: Pan (to bake cake), aluminum foil (or something to set them on while they cool), spoons (or toothpicks if you're a perfectionist - for dipping the cake balls in chocolate).
What you gots ta do:
- Bake the cake! [Follow the directions on the cake mix]. If you’re cooking low-fat, use the bananas instead of oil/fat called for in the directions. Throw the bananas into your mixer first so they are nice and mushy when you add the cake mix and water.
- Let the cake cool! All the way. Seriously. Step. Away. From. The. Cake. Put it in the fridge if you’re impatient like me.
- Mash the cake up (this is the fun part). Just stick your hands in it and mash it up.
- Add the cream cheese. I used about 2/3 of the package - it's really not an exact science. Mix it up using your hands.
- Roll into balls about an inch or two in diameter. If it’s getting really messy, stick it in the fridge for 30 minutes so it thickens a bit and get back at it.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave.
- Using two spoons (or a toothpick if you want them to look perfect), dip each cake ball into the chocolate and set on a pan or aluminum foil to cool.
P.S. My lame joke at the beginning of this post was a desperate attempt to insert a need for the following (hilarious) video. Seriously. Shut the front door. You're welcome :)