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Monday, March 7, 2016

How to Make Deviled Egg Cake Balls and 8 Great Easter Ideas!


How to Make Deviled Egg Cake Balls

 


      I have had these little guys floating around in my head for quite a while now, just waiting for the perfect time to come out and play.  Making deviled egg cake balls in the winter just doesn't seem right!  If your family loves cake balls and much as mine does, these are sure to be a hit!




     I wanted to really drive the Easter theme home in these, so I used Linda's Famous Carrot Cake and her Classic Cream Cheese Frosting to make them.  If you'd like to use white cake and frosting, it would be easier to cover when dipping them.  But I'm always up for a good challenge, so I went with carrot cake!

    The process really is quite simple and fun to do.  All you have to do is bake the cake. Crumble it up and stir in the frosting.  Find an plastic egg that opens lengthwise rather than across the equator.  Form the balls in the egg halves and freeze them until they are solid.  Dip them in white chocolate or almond bark and pipe on frosting "yolk."  Of course a proper deviled egg needs a little sprinkle of red sugar. 

 

     I think theses did the trick.  Matt LOOOOOOOOVES deviled eggs.  He saw these on the buffet and asked if he could have an egg.  Imagine his surprise when he picked it up and it was not what he expected!  He is the only person I know who could actually be disappointed to find out it was cake instead!  Silly man!  


     If you are looking for a fun treat for Easter, April Fool's Day, a picnic or a BBQ these would be perfect!  Can you just imagine the looks on their faces when you show up with your tray of eggs?!

Deviled Egg Cake Balls
Makes about 4 dozen

Ingredients:

1 carrot cake (or cake of your choice)
2 pounds white chocolate or almond bark
2-3 cups crusting buttercream dyed yellow
Red sugar, finer grain is better

  1. Crumble the cake into small crumbs.
  2. Stir in frosting.  Spray egg halves with cooking spray.  Press in cake/frosting mixture until firmly packed.  Invert egg over your hand and let formed cake ball fall into your hand. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper.  Freeze for at least an hour.
  3. Melt white chocolate in double boiler (or in microwave safe bowl)  until smooth.  
  4. Take a few cake balls out of the freezer at a time and dip in white chocolate.  Place back on wax paper and allow to set.  Redip the flat side if you need to in order to make them smooth.
  5. Once completely set, pipe a small amount of frosting onto the white chocolate.  Sprinkle with red sugar. 




Katie Love My Messy Messy Mess

One of the best parts about blogging has been getting to know other great bloggers across the country, continent and globe!  There are so many wonderful people out there and these ladies are full of great ideas.  Some of my favorites and I enjoy getting together to bring you fun holiday ideas.  These Easter ones are so darn cute.  I don't know how you'll decide which ones to make.  I want some of each!
Cristina I Say Nomato Cristina I Say Nomato











79 comments:

  1. Cute. I would have loved to have seen Matt's face when he picked up his "deviled egg. Cute post Carlee.

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    1. He's one of the few people I know who could be legitimately disappointed by the fact it was cake instead of a hard boiled egg!

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    2. Shh. Don't tell anyone but I'm on Matt's side with this.

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  2. Absolutely brilliant! You are so creative! I bet everyone loved them!!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! They were so much fun to make and I am glad I finally got around to it. I have literally been thinking about them for months!

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  3. Ha! This is such a neat idea! LOL

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! They were so darn much fun to make!

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  4. What a unique idea! This would be fun to do with niece and nephews, I bet they would love it! :-)

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    1. They were a lot of fun to make, so I am sure they will have a blast!

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  5. Carlee, These little "deviled eggletts" are the cutest things I've seen. And what a great way to be able to enjoy carrot cake with the frosting and the vanilla candy coating! Gosh that might be a new invention of flavors!
    I have to try this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you! I was really pleased with how they turned out! Have a great week, Linda.

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  6. You did such a fantastic job with these! What a fun Easter dessert!

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    1. Thank you so much, they were a lot of fun!

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  7. What an awesome idea. These will be perfect for me to serve on Easter!

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  8. all of these ideas are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us :)

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    1. Thank you, there are some really fun Easter ideas that is for sure!

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  9. Great idea especially for those persons who have little ones at home for the Easter

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  10. great ideas just in time for Easter!

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  11. Lots of great Easter ideas. We invite everyone over for dessert always.

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    1. That's the most fun party anyway!

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  12. What a creative little trick! It's so perfect for Easter or April Fools. :)

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    1. I thought it would be fun either way as well! Or as a fun dessert at a picnic or BBQ too! Thanks, CJ!

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  13. These are all such great ideas for Easter, love the deviled eggs :)

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  14. I love your piped design it looks amazing I would like to try it!

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    1. Thank you, they were so fun and really quite easy!

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  15. What an adorable idea! Very creative, I must say. You wouldn't even know it's cake until you actually take a bite. That's how good it looks. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  16. That would make for a good surprise for the taste buds! I love how creative you are! How I wish I had some talent like that.

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    1. They were a fun surprise! You could definitely do it too!

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  17. Omg, you're so creative I bet many people would love this too. I love to try this

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  18. What a great idea! love the deviled eggs :-) It’s a really fun treat and perfect for Easter and April Fool's Day! I definitely should do it :-)

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  19. What an amazing idea! How fun! So happy you shared with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Thank you, they were so much fun to make and share!

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  20. Now I"m all excited to try some of these fun things! They look so pretty and tasty!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know which ones you try!

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  21. oh these look and sounds amazing I must give it a try myself I think

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

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  22. Part of me is happy that Easter is not a huge thing here. It's more of an easter egg hunt thing in establishments but not at home. I don't know if I would still have time to do those things.

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    1. You certainly don't have to. But I think it is fun to do some little extras to make holidays feel special!

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  23. This sounds like a good recipe..

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  24. Such a cute idea for Easter! I really did think that they were deviled eggs when I first started ready this post :)

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    1. Yay! Then my plan worked! Thank you!

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  25. This looks so cute! Love themed recipes! You are so creative

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  26. Now I want some deviled eggs!

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  27. Pinned, can't wait to make it with my son! It's going to be so much fun!

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    1. I hope you both have a great time!

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  28. So cute for the Easter dinner table. I know someone who eats only the whites of deviled eggs. Crazy, right?

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    1. That is funny! I guess you wouldn't even have to make the deviled part then (or more for everyone else!)

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  29. What a great idea for Easter! I love deviled eggs and I love love love cake pops :)

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    1. Thank you! I was really pleased with how they came out!

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  30. It all looks so delicious and i love what it look likes. So cute!

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  31. Carlee, I'm SO in love with these cake pops. They are SO stinkin adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Michele! They were so much fun to

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  32. Those look so real, I thought they were authentic deviled eggs! So cool!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed making up with them!

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  33. Carly these are the best! I thought they were for real deviled eggs. I love deviled eggs pretty much any type, flavor, you name it I love it. So does the family. It would be so fun to make these and see them grab one thinking it was an egg!

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Nikki! My husband loooooooves deviled eggs, but I hardly ever make them. So he was so excited to see them on the counter. I almost felt bad for him ;-)

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  34. So cute! I couldn't even tell that they weren't real deviled eggs. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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  35. What a great idea and so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  36. What a cute and fun idea for the Easter dinner!! I bet Matt was surprised to see it was sweet instead of savory!!Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!

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    1. He is still begging for deviled eggs. I teased him and it isn't fair! I have to make the real deal now after we dye some hard boiled eggs. Of course the cake version was just fine with me and Jax! See you tomorrrow!

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