Red Velvet Cake Balls
If you love red velvet cake, you’ve probably tried or at least heard of these amazing little desserts called cake balls. Essentially they are cake mixed with frosting, which are then rolled into 1-inch balls and dipped in chocolate candy. I first discovered these yummy treats at work, where my co-worker makes delicious red velvet cake balls for the office to enjoy. I quickly became obsessed with these treats and decided to try my hand at making them over the weekend. They are actually quite easy to make, but take some time as you will need to be patient when they sit in the fridge for several hours. Here’s the recipe, which I borrowed from the famous “cake pop” food blogger, Bakerella.
Red Velvet Cake Balls
makes 45-50 cake balls
- 1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
- 1 can cream cheese frosting (12 oz.)
- 1 package chocolate bark or candy melts (regular or white chocolate)
- wax paper
- squeeze bottles for decorating (optional)
1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl. I cut cake into sections and crumbled them one at a time.
2. Add a few scoops of cream cheese frosting to the crumbled cake and mix thoroughly. Keep adding the frosting until you reach the right consistency to form balls. I did not need to use the whole can.
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave bowl per directions on package. It may be best not to add the whole bag at once, but a handful of chips at a time when microwaving.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra. Since this takes some time, I kept a tray of the balls in the fridge and took out a few at a time until I was ready to dip, that way they stay cold.
7. Add melted chocolate into squeeze bottle. Drizzle chocolate onto balls in a zig-zag fashion, or whatever design you like.
8. Pop in your mouth and enjoy!
I can’t wait to try making these again! I have a few more ideas like carrot cake balls or pumpkin spice cake balls with cream cheese.. Or even mint oreo cookies n cream cake balls! You can literally turn any of your favorite cakes into these sweet mini desserts!
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