Sunday, February 14, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Balls

For me, Valentine's Day just screams Red Velvet Cake. And it happens to be one of Mike's favorite desserts. I made him Red Velvet Cupcakes last year so I wanted to do something a little different & more unique today. The answer? Red Velvet Cake Balls...little balls of red velvet cake & cream cheese icing dipped in chocolate. OH MY GOODNESS, they are deliciously decadent. They are also easy to make, as you can do one step and then not come back to them for a few hours. This is especially helpful when you have a 5 mo. old that's teething.

Red Velvet Cake Balls

1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 two-pound bag chocolate wafers (I melted in Wilton Chocolate Melter)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (Use your hands, but be warned it will get messy)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (I used a mini ice cream scooper)
4. Chill for several hours. (I chilled overnight)
5. Melt chocolate.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

Happy Valentine's Day...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I love you, Mama

I usually don't repost recipes I've done before unless I've changed it or made an improvement. But this is a dish that cannot be improved upon, made perfect by the woman I think is absolutely perfect, who I love so much!

So here you go...Mama's Biscuits & Gravy.