I hate wasting food of any sort, but to throw away perfectly good cake? I don’t think so.
After making the devil’s food cake with malt chocolate frosting, I was left with a baggie of cake scraps leftover from trimming the layers, not to mention about a cup of frosting. Inspired by the Pioneer Woman’s recent endeavors in making cake balls (definitely visit her blog for more creative ways to use the cake balls along with other great recipes), I decided to try it myself.
Coincidentally, my friend was due to give birth to her second child (a boy – welcome to the world Ethan!) last week so I decorated the cake balls and brought them to the hospital in honor of the occasion.
These cake balls were delicious and super cute to boot! The flavor possibilities are endless – you can use any combination of cake and frosting. Note that the “recipe” below is really more of a technique – just use your judgement for consistency and remember you can always make extra frosting (I’d estimate a 3 to 1 ratio cake to frosting).