Friday, May 21, 2010

Birthday Week's- Lovin in the Oven

Have you ever stopped by Bakerella??? Oh my gawd that lady is creative. Actually, she surpasses creativity and is wandering around the imaginative realm. I love her, I love reading her ideas, I dream about creating perfect mickey and mini mouse cake pops. I drool. Then I snap back to reality because I am so not that patient.. EVER.  I want to be that patient and dream of dawning my SuperMom cape and producing cupcake pops by the dozen. But then I wake up, look in the mirror and look for my check book because I will totally pay someone for the pops.

However, I will twist her goodness to my standards of laziness and produce something great too just categorically not that cute at ALL. In fact, most likely a little rough around the edges and if we are being honest dog hair has found its way into it cause my two shed A LOT. But it will taste good! Real good.

Meet the lazy lady's truffles. Chocolate goodness. The made from scratch feel. The hubby will love it and you can be an apprentice of sorts to the Goddess of Baking.

The Cast of Characters Are...
(1) Box Chocolate Cake Mix (I buy fudge)
(2) 1 cup of sour cream
(3) 3 eggs room temperature
(4) 8 ounces of Cream Cheese (I use half a carton of whipped)
(5) 16 ounces Milk Chocolate (melted) or whatever your favorite flavor of chocolate is

In your mixer throw the first 3 ingredients in and mix it until everything is good and fluffy. Then pour it into any ol' pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Check at 30 make sure that it is not burning. You want the cake to be slightly moist (awful adjective, I know, but the best word for it).

Let the cake cool and then crumble it into a big bowl. Once the cake has been crumbled mix in the cream cheese with a wooden spoon. This takes some elbow grease but it is good way to burn a few calories before ingesting a few lot more.  Roll into balls and let rest in freezer for about 10 minutes. While the balls are getting good and cold melt the chocolate. This is were you can get fancy and add liquors and other flavorings or have multiple types of chocolate for a couple of layers of chocolate. Dip the balls in the melted chocolate and let cool on wax paper.

The rest is up to you, enjoy all alone or share. Regardless, you will not be disappointed. They are just that good.

PS. I owe you pictures. I will add some, promise.  I just need to make some more.

1 comment:

Nic said...

I have read her stuff and I too dream about those Mickey Cake Pops! DS is going to have a Mickey Mouse themed 1st birthday party this summer and I want to make them sooo bad! Then I think of the fact I have no patience when it comes to baking, suck at anything involving an artistic eye (let's be honest, somehow I think putting the white face on would make mine resemble more Michael Jackson than Mickey Mouse), AND we're having an outdoor party. In August. If you ever try them, let me know how it goes!

ps: Those truffles made me drool a little on the keyboard. Yummo.