Quick and easy Rum Balls

DSC_0529Occasionally I have left over cake pieces (SAY WHAT?!) yes, it happens, sometimes there’s left over when you trim a cake, when kids don’t eat it all or even when cats eat half and you have to retake it so you have half a cake that’s fine. Anyway, occasionally I have said cake, what do you do with it? We can’t throw it away, sacrilege. So we make grown up cake! Yeah, it’s okay for kids as well if you’re okay with them having a bit of rum, Fysh loves them and says they remind him of xmas. Not sure how he gets that though as it’s not like we make them for the holidays but hey, they do kinda taste like xmas so I’ll go with it.

So you have this cause I’m testing out a bunch of recipes for a party happening next month that I have to cater (Need to test on unsuspecting victims like The Person and Fysh, also need to see how much a batch makes etc).

So be prepared for lots of fun things and recipes I’ve inherited and found and perfected.

I’m actually turning these into adult cake pops so they’ll be made smaller, popped onto sticks and smothered in dark chocolate but I’m too lazy to do that now and don’t have chocolate to melt.

  • What you need:
    2 cups finely ground cake crumbs from a leftover cake (or you can bake a layer if you want them but don’t have leftover cake)
    2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unless you’re using chocolate cake)
    1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
    2 to 4 tablespoons honey
    1/4 cup dark rum (I find bourbon or brandy also work, depends on what you like taste wise, I just happen to have rum in the house cause duh!)
    4 ounces semisweet chocolate or vermicelli (depending if you want to dunk em in chocolate or roll em in vermicelli)
  • Making it:
    Moer together the cake crumbs, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and mix it well. Stir in the 2 tablespoons of honey and the rum. Using your hands, try to form the mixture into a ball. If the mixture won’t hold together add a little more honey (If you don’t want them super sweet which the honey will do rather use cream cheese). Roll the mixture into balls, size will determine how many you get out of the mix, then roll them in powdered sugar or melted chocolate, or the vermicelli and let them set. (Roll them in friggin crushed nuts or dried rose petals if you want, anything goes really)
    Then, and here’s the kicker… let them age or ripen for 24 hours ;)

Note: they’re going to be a little different each time depending on what cake scraps you’re using etc.