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4th of July Cake Bites

 

 
Today we are going to be making little cake pops that are not shaped into balls but cut into small rectangles. How easy is that!
If you are making these for kids, I’d recommend omitting the alcohol otherwise go for it, it makes the cake even more delicious. 
I dressed them into white blue and red, to celebrate upcoming 4th of July but you could do any colors you’d like.
 
 
American Flag Cake Bites (about 18 + pieces, depends on how big you cut the cake mixture)
About 5-6 cups of cake crumbs ( you
can use delicious Chocolate Chip Pound Cake)
1/2cup raspberry preserves
3tbl raspberry liqueur
1 cup vanilla cream cheese frosting
1/3cup to 1/2  cup Red
Merckens Chocolate Wafers
1/3cup to 1/2 cup Blue
Merckens Chocolate Wafers
( this color is little brighter, you can also
add  Navy
Blue Americolor Oil Candy Color to achieve darker color. Don’t use regular
food colors, you have to use oil based food color, those are suitable to work
with chocolate)
Piping bags or small sandwich bags
Large  meat fork, heat proof
bowl
 
  • Once baked cake is cool, break it
    up into pieces and transfer pieces into a bowl, then using your hands break it
    up into even smaller pieces until you have fairly fine cake crumbs.
  • In a separate dish combine together
    cream cheese frosting, raspberry preserves and liqueur. Add cream cheese
    mixture into the cake crumbs and using a wooden spoon stir until everything
    comes together into a ball
  • Between 2 pieces of wax or
    parchment paper roll the cake  mixture into about 3/4 inch thick. Chill
    for 30 minutes and then cut into small rectangles.
  • Chill for another 10-15 minutes. In
    the meantime melt white dipping chocolate in a heat proof bowl over simmering
    water.
  • Line a tray with wax paper, dip
    each rectangle cake bite in the chocolate. I like to use large meat fork for
    this.I take the cake bite and place into the melted chocolate, gently, very
    gently flip the cake piece and then using the fork lift it up, resting the
    fork’s handle on the side of the bowl, gently tap the handle to remove excess
    chocolate from the cake. Lift the coated cake and place it onto the the tray
    layered with wax paper. Continue with remaining cakes.
  • Once all the cakes are coated,
    place the tray into the fridge for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge and using
    melted red and blue chocolate pipe stripes onto the white cake bites. Let the
    chocolate set in the fridge for another 10 minutes. Store cake bites in the
    airtight container in the fridge layered between pieces of wax paper.
Vanilla Cream
Cheese Frosting
1 package of cream
cheese
½ stick of room
temperature butter
1 1/2 cup  of powdered sugar(use more if desired)
1tsp vanilla
extract
1 to 2 tbl milk
or  heavy cream
 
  • Using  mixer butter until smooth, add cream cheese
    and mix until smooth, add powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined,
    increase the speed and beat for 2 minutes  until smooth, add vanilla
    extract, add milk or heavy cream and beat until smooth.

 

 
 
 
 
 4th of July Cake Bites
 

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