Espresso Cake Bites
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Chocolate espresso cake bites!
Serves: 40
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients required for cake)
  • ½ cup chocolate fudge frosting
  • 8 Tablespoons coffee grounds (instant/fresh ground/espresso)
  • 2 packages (16 oz.) Chocolate CANDIQUIK
  • Garnish: Espresso beans
  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Add 8 tablespoons of ground coffee beans (or instant coffee) to cake mixture before baking. Once finished baking, let cool.
  2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Mix thoroughly with ½ cup frosting. Tip: it may be easier to use fingers to mix together with frosting.
  3. Chill mixture for approximately 2 hours in the refrigerator (you can speed this up by placing in the freezer).
  4. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. (tip: use a coffee scoop or melon baller to get perfect sized balls!)
  5. Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK according to the directions on the package.
  6. With a spoon, quickly dip each cake ball into the Chocolate CANDIQUIK and coat completely. Lift out of chocolate and set on wax paper.
  7. Top each cake ball with an espresso bean before coating is dry. Drizzle with chocolate Candiquik.
Recipe by Miss CANDIQUIK at