Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kermit was Wrong



...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
2 eggs
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)
wax paper

*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.


*After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. I also cover in plastic wrap while the cakes cool.

*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.


*Then, add the sugar in batches. Scrape down the sides in between each addition.


*After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.


* Mix thoroughly with cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)

*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.)


They are SO moist & yummy! And best of all don't require a plate or fork!

1 comment:

Ron and Diana Pike said...

So cute and don't you love Bakerella! I just did her bubble bees this week. Diana from http://closetcrafterohio.blogspot.com/2011/02/bzzzzz.html