Red Velvet Cake Balls are a delicious treat you can make for the holidays, Valentine's Day, or really any time. They make a great treat for birthdays and other parties, too.
(You might want to try these Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles next time!)
Cake balls are sometimes also called cake truffles and these red velvet ones are my favorite! They are deliciously decadent two-bite morsels of cake and frosting and chocolate. You're going to love these, and so will your sweetheart!
Making cake balls can be time-consuming, which is why I start with a boxed mix. You can use your own homemade cream cheese frosting, or pick up a can at the grocery store. Either way, you're going to love this incredibly delicious Red Velvet Cake Balls recipe.
Cake balls are so much easier to make than cake pops because you don't have to worry about them staying on the stick. How gloriously amazing to mix red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and cover it with white chocolate. It's downright sinful, which is perfect for a day that's all about love!
While I don't recommend having kids help with the candy melts, making the cake rolling the cake balls, and of course adding sprinkles are all fun ways to get the kids involved.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make these red velvet truffles:
- boxed red velvet cake mix + ingredients on the box
- cream cheese frosting (homemade or store-bought)
- White Candy Melts
- Bake the cake and let it cool.
- Crumble the cake and mix in the frosting.
- Make round balls out of the cake and frosting mixture.
- Melt the chocolate according to the instructions on the package.
- Dip cake balls into the melted chocolate.
- Set the dipped balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Drizzle additional chocolate over the top, or add sprinkles.
- Chill until the chocolate sets.
How to Make Red Velvet Cake Balls:
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These are my favorite tools for making cake balls:
- 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set
- Silicone Spatula Set
- Stand Mixer
- 9x12 OR 9x13 Baking Pan
- Parchment Paper or Wax Paper
- Large Baking Sheet
- Medium Cookie Scoop (1-½ tablespoon scoop)
- I find that Candy Dipping Tools can be very helpful and are worth the small investment if you do a lot of chocolate chipping. You can also just use a large fork.
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Tips for Using Candy Melts
- Carefully read the directions on the back of the package of candy melts before you begin.
- Keep in mind that microwave cooking temperatures vary. You can always add more time, so start small.
- I love this 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set - the smallest (1 quart) bowl is perfect for melting chocolate, while the large bowl is perfect for the cake ball mix.
- Use a rubber spatula like the one in this Silicone Spatula Set to mix the chocolate.
- Handle the bowl and the chocolate with care. These are very hot when melted. Use oven mitts.
- Always supervise children around hot melted chocolate to avoid burns and spills.
😋 Similar Recipes
You might also enjoy one of these other cap pop or cake ball recipes so next time be sure to try one of these:
If you love Red Velvet like me, you'll want to check these out also:
Red Velvet Cake Bites can also be made with vanilla frosting.
Use white chocolate chips instead of candy melts, and add a little bit of coconut oil to help it melt smoothly. You can also use milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you like.
📋Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
Biting into one of these you have the crack of the chocolate and then the dense texture of the red velvet cake and frosting in the middle. I could go on and on about my love for these sweets!?
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Red Velvet Cake Balls
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- 1 box red velvet cake mix prepare and bake in a 13x9 pan as per box directions
- 1 can cream cheese frosting
- 1-2 bags white chocolate candy melts
- Sprinkles optional
- After you prepare the cake using the instructions on the box, let it cool completely.1 box red velvet cake mix
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Crumble the cake into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cream cheese frosting until the mixture is well combined.1 can cream cheese frosting
- Using a Medium Cookie Scoop to help portion, roll the mixture into balls using your hands. You should get about 50 or so balls. Put the the tray into the freezer for 15-20 minutes so the balls can set.
- Remove the balls from the freezer to the counter.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt about a third of the chocolates according to the directions on the package.1-2 bags white chocolate candy melts
- Using a fork, dip the cake balls into the melted chocolate.
- Carefully tap the fork against the edge of the bowl and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
- Transfer to a second baking sheet lined with parchment paper, using a toothpick to help slide the cake ball off the fork.
- Immediately add sprinkles.Sprinkles
- Refrigerate the cake balls 20-30 minutes until the chocolate is hardened.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
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