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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yummy Cake Balls!

Okay...I had these for the first time in D.C visiting my sister, and they are AMAZING! These are great for Birthdays, Pool Parties, BBQs, and any other Occasion! You can make them as simple or elaborate as you want, you can even put them on a stick and make a Cake Pop! I will add one warning....EAT WITH CAUTION...these little popable bits can have you eating a whole cake in no time without even noticing! :)

What You'll Need:
  • Your Favorite Cake Mix
  • One can of frosting (will give ideas of combinations below)
  • 1-2 packages of Wilton Baking Chips (Read Flavor on Bag!)
  • Optional~ Wilton Squeeze Bottle (found in the candy making section)
  • Optional~ For unique cake flavors( orange, raspberry, key lime) use your favorite (small) box of gelatin and mix with cake batter! 

  1. Make cake according to box directions.
  2. Cool Completely! ( I like to let cool in pan then cut the cake center out away from bottom and sides~I then break cake into large pieces and put into a bowl in the freezer to finish cooling)
  3. Once completely cooled, take bowl out of freezer and crumble cake into very small pieces.
  4. Mix in one can of frosting into the crumbled cake using a spoon or your hands (I use my hands) Messy, but fun!
  5. Once mixed well, form quarter sized balls and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.                                                                                            
  6. Put the cake balls in the refrigerator for several hours until firm
  7. Once cake balls are ready, Melt Candy Melts according to directions! I cannot stress this enough! I personally like to use the microwave method, however you can also melt them in a double boiler.
  8. Once Melted, dip one cake ball at a time, using a fork to scoop it out and drain off excess chocolate. Place cake ball back onto waxed paper. Once all the cake balls are finished, place cookie sheet back in fridge for 15 min to set coating.
  9. Optional~ If you would like to decorate with an alternate color of Candy Melt, this is when you would do it. Put melted candy melt in squeeze bottle and drizzle or create your own design over the cake balls.
Cake Mix and Frosting Combination Ideas!
  • Red Velvet Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Chocolate Cake/Chocolate Frosting
  • Key Lime/Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Strawberry/Vanilla Frosting
  • Raspberry/Chocolate Frosting
  • Vanilla/Chocolate Frosting
  • Lemon/Vanilla Frosting
  • Chocolate/Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Orange/Vanilla Frosting
Remember...You can customize these any way you want! Sprinkles, Glaze, Powdered Sugar...Play around with the recipe and create your own unique concoction!


  1. MMMM.... I always struggle getting the batter to be thick enough...whats your trick

  2. no trick, I just follow the back of the box to a "T"...LOL! and then once cooled cruble and add a whole can of frosting! it helps it clump together well and keep the cake moist!