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Friday, April 10, 2009

It's The Easter Porcupine!

I tried to make bunny cake balls. They failed miserably. As I was attempting to make egg-shaped cake balls with almonds, serendipity occurred. I discovered the Easter Porcupine!

As always, the cake ball/cake pop idea comes from (check out her site--we love her!):

1 box Duncan Hines butter recipe golden cake mix
3 eggs (in cake mix directions)
1 stick butter (in cake mix directions)
3/4 cup water (in cake mix directions)
1/2 can cream cheese frosting
1 1/2 boxes Baker's white chocolate baking bars (8 oz)
1-2 Tbsp shortening
mini m & m's
sliced almonds

Mix cake mix with eggs, butter, and water according to package directions. If you use a different brand, follow the directions on that box. Spray 9X13 pan with cooking spray (you won't need to grease and flour it because you'll be ripping the cake out of the pan).

Bake cake until done. Use directions on box. When you take it out of the oven, slice off any dark parts of the cake and any harder parts around the edges. Eat them all. (hee hee) You can wait until the cake is cool, but I like eating the hot edges. Then scoop the rest of the cake into a mixing bowl and mix until it's in tiny crumbs. Then mix in 1/2 can cream cheese icing.

Form into 1-inch balls and refrigerate on parchment or nonstick foil until cold enough to dip into chocolate.

Take three squares chocolate and melt with a little shortening. Dip balls one by one into shortening. You'll get through about a third of the balls. Then (quickly before chocolate dries) arrange almonds standing up on back and add 2 mini m&m eyes. Repeat with the next three squares. Then, count the rest and use one or two more squares for the rest, unless you got more than 2 dozen cake balls, in which case you'll use more. (The number of cake balls depends on the amount of cake you must cut off that is dark. I get 24 with a yellow cake, but many more with a chocolate cake).

Refrigerate until firm and eat. Yum.
Storing in fridge will give best results.

Hmmm--maybe it's more of a hedgehog.



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