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Cake Balls

 
Cake Balls
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One serving costs about $0.87

$0.87 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 60 minutes

Ready in 60 minutes

12 dessert
spoonacular Score:7%

Spoonacular Score: 7%

 

The recipe Cake Balls can be made in around 1 hour. One portion of this dish contains about 2g of protein, 15g of fat, and a total of 410 calories. For 87 cents per serving, you get a dessert that serves 12. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. If you have classic vanilla cake, food coloring, milk, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Pink When. Overall, this recipe earns a very bad (but still fixable) spoonacular score of 0%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Corn Cake Bean Balls, Aka Fiesta Balls, Cake Balls (Cake Truffles), and Cake Balls.

Cake works really well with Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port. One wine you could try is NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry. It has 5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 19 dollars.

NV Johnson Estate Cream Sherry

Very aromatic with notes of hazelnut, vanilla, and a touch of oak followed by sweet raisins and a touch of yeast. Clean lasting finish. Good now but will reward those allow it to age"". A favorite pre-prandial beverage. Consider it with nuts before dinner as an aperitif, or after dinner with dessert, especially chocolates and fruit-based desserts. Also wonderful on cold afternoons, served with biscotti to dip in ""Italian-style"". "

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Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  vanilla bean cake mix
vanilla bean cake mix
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps food coloring
food coloring
1 stick
1 stick unsalted butter
unsalted butter
2 cups
2 cups confectioners' sugar
confectioners' sugar
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps milk
milk
2.5 cups
2.5 cups candy melts
candy melts
1  vanilla bean cake mix
1
vanilla bean cake mix
0.25 tsps food coloring
0.25 tsps
food coloring
1 stick unsalted butter
1 stick
unsalted butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 cups
confectioners' sugar
1.5 Tbsps milk
1.5 Tbsps
milk
2.5 cups candy melts
2.5 cups
candy melts

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
microwave
microwave
wax paper
wax paper
blender
blender
bowl
bowl
baking sheet
baking sheet
microwave
microwave
wax paper
wax paper
blender
blender
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.87
Ingredient
1 vanilla bean cake mix
¼ teaspoons food coloring
1 stick unsalted butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1.5 tablespoons milk
2.5 cups candy melts
Price
$1.85
$0.20
$0.97
$0.77
$0.03
$6.66
$10.47

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free brand of cake mix.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

Green Tips

  • Food coloring can definitely make food more attractive, but if you prefer to go the natural route, many colors can be created with the use of fruits, vegetables, spices, etc. Experiment with berries for pinks, reds, and purples, carrots for orange, turmeric for yellow, and so on.

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
410 Calories
1g Protein
14g Total Fat
67g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
410
21%

Fat
14g
23%

  Saturated Fat
10g
68%

Carbohydrates
67g
23%

  Sugar
50g
56%

Cholesterol
20mg
7%

Sodium
322mg
14%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
4%

Phosphorus
149mg
15%

Calcium
98mg
10%

Folate
30µg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.1mg
6%

Selenium
3µg
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
5%

Vitamin A
238IU
5%

Iron
0.85mg
5%

Manganese
0.09mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.59mg
4%

Copper
0.04mg
2%

Fiber
0.47g
2%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Zinc
0.22mg
1%

Vitamin B5
0.14mg
1%

Magnesium
5mg
1%

Vitamin D
0.17µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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