Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kahlua Cake Balls

Yum
As we get ready to ring in the new year and watch the crystal ball drop on Times Square,
how about some cake balls?



KAHLUA CAKE BALLS
are so pretty and taste so festive.  A splash of Kahlua flavor fills each and every bite!
These would be so good with a glass of champagne while you party the night away!
Ok, let me let you in on our wild night of partying on New Year's Eve.  It's all we can do to stay up until midnight!  Scratch that...My hubby wants me to clarify the "we."  The we actually refers to "me."  He's a night owl!  It's all I can do to make it until the clock strikes 12.  Right around 9:30 or 10, I hit a wall.  No laying down or watching movies or I will be out like a light!  Must stay moving.  Once I pass that point...I am good to go and can make it until the bewitching hour!  I am thinking that if I eat a Kahlua Cake Ball each hour until midnight, that may do the trick.  Like my logic?





Here's what you need to make your little balls of yummy fun!

Ingredients for Kahlua Cake:
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
5 Tbsp Kahlua liquor
2 tsp coffee granules, instant
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 egg whites
5 Tbsp milk
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blend together butter and sugar until creamy.  Add the egg whites and mix well.  Continue mixing and add milk, Kahlua and coffee granules.  Slowly add the flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Pour batter into a greased 8 x 8 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool and then crumble into a large bowl.
Ingredients for Kahlua Frosting:
1/3 cup softened, unsalted butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp Kahlua
3-4 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 12 oz pkg white chocolate chips
white pearl sprinkles and gray candy balls
Directions for Kahlua Cake Balls:
Whip together butter, powdered sugar, Kahlua and whipping cream.  Once all is blended, mix frosting into crumbled cake.  Roll into 1/2" size balls.  Freeze for 20-30 minutes.
Melt white chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl for 1 minute at 30% power.  Stir.  Continue to melt chocolate at 30 second intervals at 30% power until completely melted.
Remove cake balls from freezer and roll into melted chocolate and then decorator candies.  Let cake ball harden on a piece of waxed paper.  Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.



The flavor in these cake balls in INCREDIBLE!  I don't think you will be able to stop at just one.
Each Kahlua Cake Ball has a moist Kahlua flavored inside with a white chocolate coating that puts these cake balls over the top!

Your New Year celebration will be extra special with these Kahlua Cake Balls.  If you are having problems staying awake, like me, these cake balls will make keeping those eyes open easy!

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Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,
Christine



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