Cake Bites Revisited

Final Halloween post...promise!  You can make these for Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, Valentines Day, or just because.  They are hands down my most requested treat (other than these).  They take a little time, but the end result is magnifico'!

Bake a cake in a 9x13 inch pan.  You can do a home made cake, or one from a box.  You also need a coordinating frosting.  I've done lemon cake and lemon icing, carrot cake and cream cheese icing, vanilla cake and vanilla icing...but my favorite is Red Velvet cake and cream cheese icing.  Bake the cake and let it cool completely.  Place it in a large bowl and add the whole container of pre-made frosting.   I don't have a brand favorite, I just use whatever is on sale.  Mix the cake and icing together until blended well, and mixture resembles cookie-dough consistency. 
Like this.  Hard to believe that is a baked cake and a container of icing isn't it. 
Roll dough into 2-inch balls.  Freeze until firm. 
Meanwhile, take your peanut butter cup candy mold (you can find them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby) 
And fill them half way with melted chocolate or candy melts.  (I just melt my candy melts in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes until smooth). 
Immediately top with firm cake "dough".  Press down slightly and let chocolate harden. 
Meanwhile, melt candy melts that will be used for the top of the cake bites.  I used Halloween colors like purple...
and white.  When chocolate is smooth,  
take a cake bite and dip the top into the melted chocolate.  You may need to swirl around a little to cover all of the cake.
You want the colored chocolate to meet the molded chocolate, like this. 
When colored chocolate is still wet, decorate. 
There are so many ways to decorate.  Just raid your pantry for candy and cupcake decorations. 
Wa-la.  Done.  Now let it set until chocolate hardens. 
I made these for an event.  Dark purple and white... 
orange (these were vanilla cake and vanilla icing). 
Light purple and black.

Packaged and ready to take to a party.  160 cake bites ready to make someone really happy. A bit of heaven dipped in chocolate.




2 Response to "Cake Bites Revisited"

  1. Janette says:

    So cute!  And I know that they are so delicious.  You are formally invited to attend my Christmas Party *wink*  you and your cake bites that is.  JK - You are invited anytime.  Love your blog!

    Cjallred1 says:

    I'm so glad you posted this recipe. My family still thinks about them :)

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