Cherry Cordial Cake Balls Recipe

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Cherry Cordial Cake Balls Recipe
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Cherry Cordial Cake Balls Recipe

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Brandy and coffee add mild flavor to these scrumptious cherry cake balls. —Susan Westerfield, Albuquerque, New Mexico
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge marble cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries without stems, well drained
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 cup canned chocolate frosting
  • 4 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1-1/4 cups coffee, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Place cherries in a food processor; cover and process until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in the brandy, preserves and remaining coffee.
Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and cherry mixture; beat well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
In a microwave, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container overnight before serving. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Cordial Cake Balls in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 cake ball: 200 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 package fudge marble cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups plus 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee, divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries without stems, well drained
  • 1/3 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 cup canned chocolate frosting
  • 4 pounds milk chocolate candy coating, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, 1-1/4 cups coffee, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. Place cherries in a food processor; cover and process until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in the brandy, preserves and remaining coffee.
  4. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and cherry mixture; beat well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  5. In a microwave, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip balls in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container overnight before serving. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Cherry Cordial Cake Balls in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p51

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keely27 User ID: 4249986 227016
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"I made these for my Christmas cookie tray, but my husband couldn't stop eating them"

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Lynn Nugent User ID: 5854236 192052
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"These are awsome. I will make again and change up the flavors."

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caitlynn User ID: 5964408 195280
Reviewed May. 2, 2011

"I THOUGHT THAT THIS RECIPIE WAS GREAT WOULD LOVE TO MAKE TONS MORE TIMES."

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