Cake Pralines (Cake Balls) in a Bundt Form aka Gugl Pralines
Last week I showed you my Snowflake Cake and I promised you to show you a sweet way to use the white cake leftovers. Well, here it is! I quite don’t know how to actually call them to be honest. Here are the thoughts when I started making those sweet little treats:
Hmmm, white cake leftovers, sure I have to make cakepops? Cake pops are quite hip nowadays but honestly I haven’t made them so far… Somehow there were always other things that I wanted to bake and the hole idea of baking a cake and destroying it again just didn’t sound so appealing to me. Actually I once won a whole package of super cute cake pop sticks from Laura’s Bakery, so I thought that now would be the time to finally use them!
Hmmm, but how do I transport them to work? Of course I was not planning a cute Dessert Table nor to eat all of them myself, so I would bring them to work and share them obviously. As I have a 1.5 hour ride to work and no cake pop stand at hand, this idea suddenly didn’t sound so brilliant any more…
Hmmm, maybe I just make some cake balls and leave out the cake pop sticks entirely? A pity regarding all the nice sticks I have still in my possession, but one day there will be the right opportunity for them!
Hmmm, wait… balls are boring, maybe I can make little Gugls (bundt cakes) using my super cool silicon form? I have to tell you here, that all these thoughts run through my mind within a few seconds. Do you know that feeling? Before you know it you entirely made up your mind within no time!
Hmmm, they are so rich and dense and yummie, I should call them pralines instead of cake! So, I went from Cake Pops to Cake Balls, to Cake Gugls to Gugl Pralines. Yeah, that makes sense right?
At first I was a bit anxious that it wouldn’t work, but I can tell you that each step was a big success! A bit time consuming maybe, but absolutely worth it and overall super easy to make! At work everyone absolutely loved them and already required a new batch very soon please 🙂 Honestly speaking I think they were my biggest baking success so far 😮
- Use your hands or a food processor to crumble your cake very finely.
- Add the Dulce de Leche and by using a spoon or your hands combine everything until you get a sticky mixture.
- Press the dough into the clean silicon forms and let them firm up by putting them for 30 minutes in the freezer.
- Gently push the the little cakes out of the silicon form and set them aside.
- Start to melt the chocolate either au bain marie or in the microwave, be sure not to burn it!
- Fill the silicon molds with about 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate by either using a spoon or a piping bag (100g is for 1 sheet of Gugls that makes 18 pieces)
- Press the little cakes back into the silicon molds covered with the chocolate. Preferably the chocolate will squeeze out a little at the top, therefore you will know if you have added enough chocolate to cover the hole cake with chocolate.
- Set in the fridge for about 1 hour until the chocolate has firmed up and gently remove them from the silicon form.
- Enjoy your little pralines cold from the fridge!
makes 36 Mini Gugls (2 x 18 Gugls)
- 550g Cake Crumbles (for example from this vanilla cake)
- 100g Dulce de Leche
- 200g Milk Chocolate