Ale-8-One Cake Balls: Halloween Treats

October 24, 2019
Ale 8 One Cake Balls by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, A Kentucky-Based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Hey, y’all! I wanted to make an adult, miniature treat that would be easy to transport, festive, and finger lickin’ good this Halloween season. As all of my friends and family associate me with being Kentucky Proud, I decided that I needed to incorporate Ale-8-One into the recipe to make it extra special; from there, after a couple of iterations, I developed a new recipe for y’all: my Ale-8-One Cake Balls.

This post is in partnership with Ale-8-One. Thank you all for supporting those that make JCP Eats possible. All opinions expressed are my own. Post originally posted October 2019, updated May 2021.

Homemade Ale-8-One Cake Balls: Kentucky Baking by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog
Homemade Ale-8-One Cake Balls: Kentucky Baking by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog
Homemade Ale-8-One Cake Balls: Kentucky Baking by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Ale-8-One Cake Balls

Looking for the perfect Halloween treat? Look no further than my Kentucky Proud Ale-8-One Cake Balls!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box of White Cake Mix plus all needed ingredients on the back of your respective brand: i.e. eggs, oil, water
  • 16 oz White Icing
  • 1/8 c. Ale-8-One
  • 1 bag White Almond Bark
  • 1 jar Sprinkles Orange and Green for the Season!
  • 1 tbsp vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • According to the instructions on your box of cake mix, add the needed ingredients and mix until well-combined and smooth. Add 1/4 bottle of Ale-8-One and the vanilla extract to the batter. Mix well.
  • Bake at the appropriate temperature and allow cake to fully cool.
  • Add the cake to a large mixing bowl; using a fork or a spoon, crumble it into small pieces.
  • Combine the crumbles with 4/5 of the container of white icing. Mix until uniformly combined.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls, placing them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. After doing so, place the cake balls in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (or very briefly in the freezer, around 10 minutes). The cake balls should be cool and firm, but not frozen.
    Ale 8 One Cake Balls Process Shot
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white almond bark according to the listed instructions. Stir it often.
    Ale 8 One Cake Balls Process Shot
  • Spoon the coating over each ball and allow excess to drip off.
    Ale 8 One Cake Balls Process Shot
  • Place the newly-dipped cake balls again on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Add sprinkles immediately, as you want to place them before the coating hardens.
  • If there is extra coating around the cake balls, it is easy to break off (if desired) once cool.
  • I enjoy placing a toothpick in each one, as it enables the cake balls to be easily picked up. If you purchase decorative ones, it’s also a nice way to add a finishing touch!
Keyword ale 8, ale 8 one, Ale 8 One Cake Balls, Cake Balls, Halloween, Halloween Candy, Halloween Treats

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Why give your loved ones candy when you can give them this delicious treat? Everyone that has sampled one loved it — and they immediately complimented the dimension of flavor that the Ale-8-One added. If you are a fan of my Ale-8-One lemon cake, you could also use that recipe to create the cake crumbles!

Homemade Ale-8-One Cake Balls: Kentucky Baking by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Oh, and side note: parents/adults need treats when trick-or-treating, too! If you want to be a top-shelf Kentucky host or hostess, have some Ale-8-One chilled and ready for the adults to grab on their way out. Perfect for the occasion, Ale-8-One has miniature bottles (“minis”) and they are now available in Louisville-area Kroger stores!

Homemade Ale-8-One Cake Balls: Kentucky Baking by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

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Around the holidays, I am thankful for tradition. It is for this exact reason that I am thankful for Ale-8-One. So many of my childhood memories are associated with the drink; as an adult, that sentiment is stronger than ever, which I am immensely grateful for.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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  • Reply
    Jenny
    October 28, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    You can make this vegan (or dairy/egg free) by simply mixing the boxed cake mix with about 10oz of Ale-8 and then bake according to the box – don’t add anything to the batter except the box mix and the soda. Also might add more ale-8 flavor and is super easy!

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