Square Cake Balls

My sisters and I were at Michaels grabbing supplies to make cake balls (which I’ve already blogged about. twice.) That’s where we saw the Wilton square brownie pan. We were discussing how silly it would be to buy the pan just to make square brownies. Wouldn’t it be easier to just make brownies as usual in a pan and then cut them? Maybe people have issues cutting straight? The only reason we could think to actually make brownies in this pan would be to get the crusty goodness of the edges in every brownie. Then we decided we could use the pan to make square cake balls.

So on a whim, I bought the pan we had just been ridiculing. But it did make some nice looking square cake balls.

We cheated on these because we just used a cake that my family had bought to celebrate my birthday. For some reason none of us were in the mood for cake (maybe because my sister had made about 12 dozen cookies the night before), so we figured the ratio of cake to frosting would probably be about right for cake balls.

Here’s my beautiful cake. And, no it doesn’t belong on Cake Wrecks, that’s what they asked to be written on it. All of my siblings and I have nicknames for each other. Most of them are just the name followed by i-poo. So my nickname is Jenn-i-poo. Except you say it with a French sort of accent. Anyways, that’s my cake that we smashed up (with our hands!) to make the insides of the cake balls.

We then filled the square brownie pan with the cake mixture and popped it in the freezer to let the mix set. Then we popped the squares out and dipped them in almond bark and decorated with sprinkles. It was a fun afternoon in the kitchen. We sent most of these guys to work with my mom and her coworkers couldn’t believe they were homemade.

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8 Responses to “Cannoli Ice Cream”

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    Mal @ The Chic Geek — September 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    This sounds so amazing!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Mouth watering 🙂 I love cannolis and I am sure my husband and I would finish this ice cream off quick!!

    • beantownbaker — September 28th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

      I bet you would love it. And I’m sure you could find a bakery who would sell you cannoli shells. I couldn’t find anything in Cincinnati and I didn’t have time to make any, so I had to go with store bought…

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    Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — September 29, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Genius! I love the idea of this ice cream, I would hoard this for myself!!! Looks absolutely sinful!

    • beantownbaker — September 29th, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

      Hehe, I know what you mean. Sometimes I hide desserts in the freezer and don’t tell Hubby where they went 😉

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    Michelle — October 4, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    It was so delicious. I might try and make it soon.

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    Shannon — October 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    oh man, i am so trying this!!! I love the filing of cannolis but could take or leave the shell, so I think this would be perfect 🙂

    • beantownbaker — October 23rd, 2013 @ 12:26 am

      I’m sure you would love this – you could even leave out the shell pieces if you wanted to.

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