If you've never eaten a cake ball, you've never lived. There are a few places that sell them around Austin but it's tough to shell out $3 on 1 when I could make my own batch for almost the same price. And they are SO easy!
I made my first batch for Jon's birthday in April and they were more like cake lumps. Buying a cookie scoop has changed my life and made my cake balls look like actually balls (not mush!).
1 box of cake (any flavor)
1 container of frosting (any flavor)
Baker's chocolate to dip (any flavor...you can also use candy coating if you want a colorful cake ball...fyi you can't dye chocolate with food coloring!)
**Optional-Icing and/or sprinkles to decorate
1. Bake the cake according to the box and let cool
2. Fun part-- mash up the cake and jar of frosting in a large bowl to form a dough. If there are burnt/dark spots on the bottom of the cake, you can toss those.
3. Let the dough chill for a couple of hours or until pretty cold and solid.
4. Carefully form ping pong ball sized balls out of the dough (use a cookie scoop if you have one!)
5. Freeze the cakeballs until they are hardened. What I did was make the cake/dough one day then pop the cakeballs into the freezer until I was ready to dip.
6. Dip in melted baker's chocolate or candy coating and let dry on wax paper.
7. Top with sprinkles immediately after dipping or let dry and decorate with icing.
Try to eat just one...yeah...impossible!