If you're attending a New Year's Eve gathering, or if you're celebrating any other exciting occasion, these Champagne Cake Balls are a MUST on your party menu! Thanks to help from a cake mix, it's an easy dessert recipe that you can prepare in advance.
Remove the balls from the freezer. Using one toothpick, pick up the balls one at a time and dip in the melted chocolate. Use a second toothpick to slide the ball off the first toothpick onto the wax paper lined baking tray. Tip: If using the toothpicks feels tedious, I often just hold the cake ball in my fingers and dip the top of it into the chocolate, covering as much of the cake ball as possible. It's messy, but it works!
Place cake balls in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve. They keep well in the refrigerator for at least a couple of weeks!
*You will probably only need about 1 (16 ounce) bag of white chocolate chips; however, I like to melt TWO bags of the white chocolate because it's easier to dip the cake balls when there is plenty of chocolate in the bowl and you're not scraping the bottom.
**I like to use THIS cookie dough scoop so that I don't have to do any rolling. It's smaller than an ice cream scoop, and it yields a perfectly-sized cake ball!
Can Cake Balls be made ahead of time?
Yes! This is another reason that they're perfect for a party -- you can prep them in advance and avoid any last-minute stress!
Can Cake Balls be refrigerated?
Yes! I like to store my cake balls in the refrigerator in order to keep them firm. They also last longer this way!
Can Cake Balls be frozen?
Yes! The dipped cake balls can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight.
How long can you keep Cake Balls?
When refrigerated, cake balls will last and stay fresh for at least 2 weeks -- and maybe even longer!
How many Cake Balls per person?
If you're planning a party, it's safe to estimate about 2 cake balls per person. But hey, leftovers keep well -- so extra never hurts!
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