So this idea seemed brilliant at first. Cake + Stick = Awesome. Well you know what, it does if you don’t have to do all the hard work. Never again will I make these. Unless my Bee asks me to, I’d do anything for that kid. Other than that, this is it. On an impressive note, I didn’t use a boxed cake version but made my own cake from scratch. That is because Cake From Scratch + Stick = Awesome! So let’s get this post over with.
Lemon Buttermilk Cake Ingredients (see below for rest of stuff you will need to finish your balls)
3 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup buttermilk at room temperature
4 whole eggs at room temperature
2 egg whites at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract
zest of 2 small lemons
To start, preheat oven to 350 degrees and then grease up a pan. I used a 13 x 9, use whatever blows your skirt up. Mix the dry ingredients first. Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and zest.
Now add all the butta and half the buttermilk. Stir it up, little darlin, stir it up. Sorry, little Bob Marley interlude just hit.
Grab another bowl. Mix up the eggs as listed, rest of buttermilk.
Toss in extracts.
Stir and add to flour mixture.
Stir it up. I will spare you from my singing again. Once mixed, pour into baking dish.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes until center comes out clean when stabbed with a toothpick. Once done, remove from oven. Let the cake cool totally. Once done cooling, crumble cake into a bowl.
Now it’s time to make some balls.
Frosting – make your own or buy one
bag of 4 inch lollipop sticks
treat bags – unless you would like to eat them all yourself
chocolate for coating – like 3 bags
styrofoam for sticking your sticks in
Dump half of the frosting into crumbled up cake.
Stir it all together. We rolled these with our hands. If the cake does not stick together once you have formed a circle, add more frosting. I think an ice cream scoop would be better. I did not use one and my balls were misshapen. Nobody likes when that happens.
Place formed balls in freezer for 30 to 60 minutes. Once chilled, melt some chocolate. Double boiler or version below will work.
Once melted, it’s time to coat some balls. First dip a stick in the chocolate. Next stick that end in a ball.
Dip the ball in the chocolate.
Add sprinkles ASAP as chocolate will harden. Stick in styrofoam to let dry.
I turn my back for one second and look what she does …….. Doesn’t even feel bad about it either.
Finish all balls. Here is our second batch, butterscotch. Mmmmmm.
Once dry, wrap ’em up in the purty little bags.
Seriously give away as many as you can. They are little so you think it’s ok to have few. IT IS NOT. So have fun making your friends fat!