...it's totally easy being GREEN!
In honor of St. Patrick's Day we took on the adventure of making "green" velvet cake balls from bakerella.com. They turned out SO yummy, I thought I would share the recipe. (This is the hard way, you can also cheat and make it quick & easy by using box mix and canned icing.)
"Green" Velvet Cake Balls
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 oz. red food coloring
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
*Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
*Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
*Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
*Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
*Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
*Then make the frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
*Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
*Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (We made ours larger)
*Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
*Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
*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.)