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Healthier Cake Balls

Healthier Cake Balls

  • Prep

    40 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 35 m
MakeItHealthy

MakeItHealthy

Still very versatile and heavily addictive, this recipe was made healthier by using organic cake mix, and bittersweet chocolate and shortening instead of chocolate flavored confectioners coating.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 21g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour a 9x13-inch cake pan or two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. Place cake mix in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla extract and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 2 more minutes, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Transfer batter to cake pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean; 40 to 50 minutes for a 9x13-inch cake pan, or 25 to 35 minutes for 8-inch cake pans. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Crumble cake while warm into a large bowl. Stir in frosting until well blended.
  5. Melt chopped chocolate and shortening in a glass bowl in the microwave, on medium heat, until melted, about 1 minute. Alternatively, melt chopped chocolate and shortening in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  6. Form balls of the chocolate cake mixture using a melon baller or small scoop. Dip balls in warm chocolate mixture, using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to cool.
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