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May 20, 2011 06:09 PM

Cake Balls

Saw something about these on TV in the last couple of weeks. Today, I picked up a 4-pack of Strawberry-Lemon something from Central Market that were the size of and shaped like truffles, but weren't chocolate. Turned out they were cake balls from Zen Baking Company on Main in Deep Ellum.

Not overly sweet, but insanely rich and velvety.

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  1. Also try Creme de la Cookie in Snider Plaza and Preston Royal (N/E corner). All their baked goodies are delicious!

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    1. re: twinwillow

      Been there and eaten their gluten-freet chocolate cookies which are perfect - with a cold glass of milk. Don't recall the name, but I believe the owner said it was their most popular cookie. Very dense and chocolate-y.

      Do they also have cake balls?? The inside "cake" part of the ones at Zen's aren't cakelike - more like a luscious pudding. One was a good portion for a desert to dinner. Excellent, but I imagine each one carries a calorie count of mega proportion.

      1. re: CocoaNut

        I think I read that they do. I try not to go in there too often.
        My belly is too big as it is.

        1. re: CocoaNut

          They do have cake balls and they are amazing. Their selection varies though and sometimes they run out. They are so moist and delicious. My favorites are chocolate with vanilla cake and red velvet. They will typically only have 2-3 flavors at a time.

          I've also had ones from the Cake Ball Company and they are very good but Creme de la Cookie is more convenient plus I also like a number of their other baked goods.

      2. You might consider checking out The Cake Ball Company in East Dallas(at NWHwy and Easton). They've actually been open several years and have lots of loyal patrons in this part of town. I, personally, haven't tried them, but I know they have lots of fans in the neighborhood.

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        1. re: chipsandsalsa

          I second the Cake Ball company. They have an excellent selection of cake balls - the red velvet is heavenly. Depending on what day and the time you go, you never know how much is left in the case. I think most people place their orders ahead of time.

        2. Where are they stocked at Central Market? TIA.

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          1. re: foiegras

            With the individual/mini desserts - chilled section. (Southlake location)

            1. re: CocoaNut

              Thanks. I'll check whether they have them in FW ...

          2. Zen is really incredible, but some do not know that they are Filipino and will be doing a series of authentic dinners June 11 where they will serve 3 apps, 4 entrees and 3 desserts for $45. Limmited seats, small space.

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            1. re: DallasDude

              Went there and had the braised teriyaki short rib with wasabi mashed potatoes ... quite good. We were given dessert samplers with a cake ball, didn't get to choose flavor. I got a chocolate one I wasn't too fond of. But the short rib ... I wouldn't mind having that again, at all.

              They are BYOB, not sure if a license is in the works or no. I added Baileys to my iced coffee.

              Never did find the cakeballs at CM in FW ...

            2. I see cake balls everywhere now. I haven't tried Zen but I have tried them from the Cupcakery in Dallas and Patty Cakes in Grapevine. Both are pretty good.