Holy Cacao (now permanently closed)

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Holy Cacao

What are cakeballs?

As defined from Holy Cacao’s website:

Chunks of rich, fresh baked cake are mixed with frosting, then rolled into balls, dipped in chocolate and perched atop popsicle sticks.

My eating buddies and I each picked a different flavor of ball and agreed to share a nibble. All cake ball nibbling jokes aside, I loved this strategy as it gave us three wonderful samplings without having to gorge on 3 whole balls. We just had lunch (me, I had two lunches) after all. The three chosen were Holly’s Favorite Ball, Brass Ball (my pick), and Rabbit Ball.

Holy Cacao Cakeballs
Brass Ball
Brass Ball

Brass Ball: Peanut butter cake mixed with chunky peanut butter, then dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed peanuts. This was my favorite of the three. It reminded me of my nutter butter truffles. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Winning Combination.

Rabbit Ball
Rabbit Ball

Rabbit Ball: carrot cake mixed with cream cheese, dipped in white chocolate and coated with crushed walnuts. You know, I’m usually not a fan of carrot cake. I think I find them usually too dry for the likes of me. However, these balls, perhaps it’s the cream cheese mixed into the cake, but it’s moist and rich. Luscious. I surprised myself when I found myself enjoying this. Well done, Holly Cacao!

Holly's Favorite Ball
Holly’s Favorite Ball

Holly’s Favorite Ball: Chocolate cake dipped in chocolate and dusted with cocoa powder. This was my second favorite! If you’re a fan of rich chocolate and not a fan of peanut butter, here’s the ball for you.

Still to sample (I can’t hardly wait!)

  • Wedding Balls: White cake swirled with strawberry preserves then dipped in white chocolate and crowned with hard rock sugar crystals.
  • Velvet Balls: red velvet cake mixed with cream cheese frosting, then dipped in white chocolate and topped with toasted red velvet cake crumbs and NOW available dipped in Dark Chocolate
  • Diablo Balls: A chocolate cake baked with ancho chiles, mixed with ancho cream cheese frosting, dipped in dark chocolate and then topped with cayenne and cocoa toasted walnuts.

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The Trailer Park Eatery
Austin, TX 78704