I made a large batch of chocolate cupcakes last week, with half of it being presentable enough to give to my co-workers. The other half didn't look as pretty but was still really delicious. So I have kept them in the fridge for about a week, with the plan of making cake balls with them one day. I bought some ready-made chocolate frosting, so I figured that now was the time to finally make them.
The concept is similar to my Red Velvet Cake Bon Bons. You can use a boxed cake mix or make it from scratch. But you have to use the store-bought frosting so that the bon bons will hold better at room temperature. However you make it, it will turn out rich and delicious. These will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.
1/2 of a prepared chocolate cake (I used the cake from Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting)
1/2 tub store-bought chocolate frosting (or marshmallow fluff)
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1) Crumble cake until it becomes sandy. Add chocolate frosting. Mix until well incorporated (you may have to use your hands for this). Form into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie tray lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for an hour.
2) Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for a minute. Stir. Continue heating in 30-second increments then stirring, until the chocolate is all melted.
3) Coat cake balls in melted chocolate and place back on wax paper. Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened.