I came up with a grand plan to make a chocolate layer cake for Jay’s birthday this year. He’s not a big dessert person, but chocolate cake with chocolate icing is one thing he can’t pass up. To my surprise (and immense disappointment), my cakes completely fell apart when I tried to remove them from the round pans. Pro tip – always line your pans with parchment or wax paper first! Since I already had the cake crumbs, I decided instead to make triple chocolate cake balls!
Cake balls are an extremely simple but delicious dessert. They are also a fun project to make with kids. The flavor combinations and toppings are endless. All it takes to put these together is a crumbled up cake, icing, and chocolate. The cake crumbs and icing are mixed together and then rolled into balls. After chilling, the balls get dipped in the melted chocolate. Sprinkles, chocolate drizzle, or cookie crumbs add an extra touch. I always use Merckens chocolate wafers since they melt easily and have a great chocolate flavor.
Depending on your time and baking skill level, you can either make your cake and icing from scratch or use box cake and a jar of frosting. They’ll turn out great either way! These triple chocolate cake balls are a mix of homemade chocolate cake and store bought frosting. Thankfully I had a jar in my fridge (with only a few spoonfuls removed 🙂 ).
If you’re looking for another easy chocolate dessert, check out my recipe for ice cream sundae cake!