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What I Ate: December 30th, 2011 (Austin Cake Ball)

Posted 4 January, 2012 at 12:32am by Tina Jiang
(Filed under: Austin, Dining, What I Ate)

We discovered Austin Cake Ball (3401 Esperanza Crossing, Suite #104 Austin, TX 78758 512-215-3633) about two years ago. We hadn't had cake balls before that and had only read about them (and it didn't sound very tasty). Well, when we had these cake balls, we knew we had stumbled upon something great! Recently we tried cake balls from another local bakery and it only validated our high opinions of Austin Cake Ball. They can be purchased locally or online at www.austincakeball.com. We bought half a dozen which came in a convenient tin (larger size tins are also available).



There were so many flavors to choose from and we have several favorites, including: gingerbread, lemon drop, red velvet, and dark chocolate orange. The Italian Creme, Salty Caramel, as well as some of the other flavors we've tried in the past are also really good. If you haven't had cake balls before or didn't like what you had, try these - you won't regret it!

2 comments to What I Ate: December 30th, 2011 (Austin Cake Ball)

Birdhouses, July 10th, 2012 at 7:50 pm:

  • These look so incredibly yummy. Is the cake packed tightly, like they rolled it into a ball, or are they just pieces of cake cut out with an ice cream scoop, or something else altogether?

Michael Chu, July 11th, 2012 at 1:30 pm:

  • The balls are made by first baking a sheet cake and then scraping the cake to form crumbs. The crumbs are then blended with frosting and rolled into a ball before being coated. Austin Cake Balls is different than other cake balls in that usually the cake crumb + frosting combination produces a dense mass that has the texture of wadded up cake, but these are light and moist and taste as if it was a piece of cake that had been scooped out into the shape of a ball. Really, the perfect cake ball.