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You guys know me, I’m a girl who likes to be prepared, so even though we’re approaching Christmas, I am already testing new recipes for the new year. So for the moment, we are going to take a break from our regularly scheduled holiday affair and take a tour down March Madness with this Basketball Cake Balls recipe.
All you basketball fans, raise your hands! Whoop whoop! Although I tend to be a bigger fan of the pros, I do enjoy myself some March Madness ladder action. It might be because of the betting, but really it’s because of the parties and food. Not that I need an excuse to have a party. But it’s more fun when I have a ton of people I can impress feed with my masterpieces. Especially when they are as simple as this basketball cake balls recipe. So easy.
Whip up your favorite white cake and buttercream frosting (you can use your own recipe, my recipe, or grab a box if you’re short on time), crumble up the cake in a big bowl and add some frosting and a heaping pile of Skittles. Yes, Skittles. Seriously, amazing. I grabbed a big 54 oz. bag at Sam’s Club the other day just so I could make about a bazillion basketball cake balls. I don’t think there’s such a thing as too many Skittles. So throw a bunch in there. Mix it all together then form your cake balls and freeze them.
When you’re ready to take them out of the freezer, melt your chocolate and tint it, or use candy melts, and dip those bad boys quick, fast, and in a hurry. Once they’ve set you can draw on those basketball lines with more melted chocolate. Let them get completely set, then enjoy!
Basketball Cake Balls Recipe
- 1 Pan White Cake, homemade or boxed
- 3/4 C Buttercream Frosting
- 2 C Skittles
- 12 oz Orange Candy Melts
- 3 Tbsp Vegetable Shortening, divided
- 6 oz Chocolate Candy Melts
- Prepare the white cake as directed, and allow to cool completely. Crumble into a large bowl with the frosting and Skittles, then combine by hand until thoroughly mixed. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for 20 minutes.
- Melt 2 Tbsp of shortening in a double boiler over medium heat. Once the water is boiling in the bottom pot, remove from heat, add the orange candy melts and stir until completely melted. Remove the cake balls from the freezer and dip into the candy melts until coated, then place on a sheet of wax paper to set.
- While the cake balls are setting, Repeat the process with the last tablespoon of shortening and the chocolate candy melts, placing the melted chocolate into a small baggie with the corner just barely cut. Allow to cool for several minutes, then drizzle over each cake ball to make a basketball pattern. Allow to set, then enjoy!
Make sure you hit up your local Sam’s Club and grab some Skittles for this amazing basketball cake balls recipe! It’s only Madness, if you don’t have Skittles!