Red velvet cake balls rolled in shredded coconut (recipe here)
Pepper Rabbit just released an album called Red Velvet Snow Ball. I believe it’s named after some kind of sno-cone, but this is my interpretation! Clearly this has nothing to do with the actual band, and that’s OK; I made them for my old roommate Petra’s going-away shindig, because she is the first person I think of when I think of red velvet cake.
Makes about 75 cake balls
You can really use any recipe for red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting; I used this one from Baked Bree (my only modification was that I used all-purpose flour instead of cake flour), and halved the batch of frosting. I probably used something like 1 1/2 cups of shredded coconut.
Make the cake as directed (I did it in two round 8-inch pans); trim off the edges and dump the rest into a bowl. Use a fork to mash it up into crumbs and cool completely.
Make the frosting and gradually mix into the cake crumbs until it looks like a sort of thick paste. Use a batter scoop and/or your hands to form into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll in coconut shavings and place in a mini muffin cup. Keep in the freezer until ready to eat.