Red Velvet Cake Balls (Inspired by Pepper Rabbit)

THE DISH
Red velvet cake balls rolled in shredded coconut (recipe here)

THE INSPIRATION
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.

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F955739 Red Velvet Snow Ball Sampler by Pepper Rabbit


THE RECIPE
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.

Directions:
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.

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