It’s that time babes! Let me tell you that for February we REALLY tried to think outside the box – skip Valentines and be original. Guess what? We failed. Miserably. So our theme for this month is “I heart”. Sorry to be so un-creative.
2. She’s Crafty – I <3 decorating with family photos|
I’ve teamed up with my AMAZING friends to give you some of the things we LOVE in this months edition. My contribution (of course) is food: Chocolate Cherry Cakepop to be precise.
Of course I love food. That’s a given. Funny story though – I HATE cake pops. I REALLY REALLY hate cake pops.
So make your own cake and frosting, you say. I literally can’t bring myself to make a cake and destroy it (crumble into a gazillion pieces) and waste delicious frosting (yeah – I’m that kind of girl), just to be topped by nasty chocolate. It’s too sweet for me.
Whatever the reason, I’m not a huge fan. I don’t eat them. I hate making them. YUCK.
Are you getting a clear picture here? Hopefully I’ve painted it well enough for you…. Yet, somehow Handsome and I always end up making them.
I then added a secret concoction of frosting and cherry (ok fine – I’ll share :D), and to top it off? I found a cherry cordial dipping chocolate. I was actually really excited about this. Spoiler alert – the cherry cordial dipping chocolate tasted like cough medicine. NOT A FAN. I might’ve gagged a little. NASTY.
Change of plans – milk and dark chocolate would have to do and it was YUM. Again, this is coming from the cake-pop hater and I really liked them. Look – I’m actually EATING this one – that’s kind of a big deal.
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake
- 1 Bottle of Cheerwine
- 1 can frosting
- 2-4 TB cherry syrup
- 1 bag of dark or milk dipping chocolate
- Follow cake and required cake box ingredients together EXCEPT - substitute 1 c. water with 1 c. Cheerwine.
- Bake as instructed on cake box.
- Cool overnight if possible.
- After cooling is complete, crumble cake.
- In another bowl, pour frosting and 2-4 TB cherry syrup in and mix until desired flavor is reached.
- Add frosting mixture to cake crumbs.
- Stir well.
- Form into little balls.
- Put in fridge (or freezer if you need them fast!).
- Melt dipping chocolate.
- Dip your sticks in the chocolate and stick into cake balls.
- Put cake balls back in the freezer - remove them for dipping in small groups to keep cool.
- Dip balls and sprinkle.