I'm ready for a vacation or at least an afternoon to sit down with a nice cup of tea and some of these.
I'm calling them Chocolate Cherry Balls, for now.
But I didn't sit down with tea and eat them all, instead I made them up, put them in the fridge, so now I have a treat for the evenings, or maybe afternoon tea?
Basically this event is hosted by Sarah, who was once one of the leaders of the Secret Recipe Club, and did an amazing job at it.
This actually isn't so much of a recipe per se., but a guide.
To start with, make a batch of my Three Way Chocolate Cake. Restrain yourself from eating it all, but you can eat half of it if you like. I won't tell.
You really only need half or even a quarter of the recipe for this.
OK, so 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.
Bake the cake, let it cool, and cut it into chunks and let them dry out a little. Mix in with some chocolate frosting, and set aside. Drain a jar of Marashino Cherries, reserving the juice.
They're a little messy to make, but so good to eat.
I crumbled up 1 1/2 cups of chocolate cake, added 2-3 tablespoons of homemade chocolate ganache buttercream.
Melted some milk chocolate & dark chocolate together in one bowl and some white chocolate in another. Added some hot heavy cream to the each of the chocolates as I wanted a heavy ganache (is there such a thing?).
I then took out a jar of Maraschino Cherries, took out a few of the cherries and let them drain on a paper towel for a little while.
Got out my small scoop, packed the chocolate cake mixture into it, made a divot, placed a cherry in the middle,
Then I placed the rest of the chocolate ganache's into piping bags. I then piped the dark chocolate on the balls, in concentric rings.
This was also shared at Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday.