Serve some Bleeding Brain cake balls at your Halloween party. Your guests will be amazed at these yummy cake balls with a gooey center that looks like a oozing, bloody brain. Add a free printable Halloween tag and you have the perfect treat.
A few years ago, I discovered the most AAHH-mazing site for Halloween treats ever. I think when I found Beth's blog Hungry Happenings, I spent a good 3 hours reading every post and inviting myself to all of her holiday parties. Thanks to my husband's strong "No Stalking" policy, I haven't actually shown up at Beth's house yet, but everytime I read a new post, I feel like I'm there.
So when she posted her great cake ball brains recipe, I knew I had to try it. I think I went and ordered the Brain Ice Cube Chocolate Tray Molds* from Amazon that very day, but of course, Amazon doesn't have same day delivery, and back then I wasn't smart enough to have Amazon prime, so I had to sit and wait.
I ended up waiting a year.
As Halloween rolled around and I started planning my Witch's Cupboard dessert table, I knew the Bleeding brain cake balls were going to show up at the party.
You can find Beth's cake ball brains recipe here, but here are a few tips and tricks I figured out while making them.
I used Smucker's Strawberry Flavored Topping* for my brain blood. I thought the strawberry flavor would go perfect with the chocolate cake flavor. Plus, the small pieces of strawberry in the sauce made it look like clotted blood a little. It just added another layer of "creepiness."
In fact, I like that idea so much, I had to create up a few Halloween tag printables that you can use to decorate your brain balls with.
Good luck with your cake balls!
Original Pin by Hungry Happenings Bloody Brain Balls
Here are the things I used to make my Bleeding Brain Cake Balls and Halloween Tag Printable: