Frozen Chocolate Cake Balls

This weekend, I got a sunburn. No, not a tan, my skin isn’t nice enough for that. I got a very red, blotchy, bright, painful sunburn. I was outside for ten minutes before I put on sunscreen. Ten minutes! So, if that is any preview of how this summer is going to be, we better get prepared. Or, perhaps for those folks that have the ability to tan, we’ll just say that I need to get prepared.

I’ve noticed that a lot of people don’t like cake during the summer, and I have no idea why. Is it because you’re afraid that a slice of cake will make you look fat in your bikini? Is it the texture?  We need something cold for summer, right? That must be the issue. How about cold cake! Frozen cake!

Now, these aren’t served as cake slices, but I still cannot promise that they won’t make you look fat in your bikini. Probably because you’ll want to eat quite a few. But I think you should just get past that. They’re small, they’re chilly, and they’re delicious. Absolutely worth it.

This recipe uses a basic chocolate cake. Crumble up the cake, add some icing, form the balls, top with more icing, and freeze them! This makes about 28 frozen cake balls, depending on the size you make, and they will last about 3 weeks in the freezer!

Frozen Chocolate Cake Balls

Bake your favorite chocolate (or white) cake recipe.

I used this favorite chocolate cake recipe.

Once baked, let the cake cool completely.

While the cake cools, make the icing:

2 C Powdered Sugar

1/2 C Butter, softened

2 Tbsp Milk

1/2 Tsp Vanilla

Cream the butter, then add half of the powdered sugar. Add the milk and vanilla extract and continue to beat. Continue to add powdered sugar until the icing is fairly thick. You don’t want to use a thin icing for this step.

Once the cake is cool, break it up into small pieces, and begin to crumble the cake into a large bowl.

Add the icing to the cake crumbs and begin to stir. To fully incorporate the icing with the cake crumbs, use your hands!

Once the icing is incorporated, begin to form the cake balls. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, and put them in the freezer for 30 minutes.

While the cake balls are freezing, make the glaze: Combine 2 Tbsp Milk, 1 C Powdered Sugar,  and 1 Tbsp Butter, melted. Add in Vanilla Extract to taste. Whisk the ingredients until smooth, then add food coloring if you’d like.

Take the cake balls out of the freezer. Using a spoon, top the cake balls with the glaze, and add sprinkles if you’d like.

Put the cake balls back in the freezer for another 20 minutes. Serve cold.

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