Red Velvet Cake Balls are easy to make with red velvet cake and your favorite cream cheese frosting. Dip them in white chocolate for a delicious bite sized treat!
When I think of Valentine’s day treats, I think of chocolate or red velvet. What’s better for celebrating Valentine’s day with your loved one than a delicious treat to share. And of course chocolate, cause I mean, its chocolate – and red velvet is nice and red and Valentine like, right? These red velvet cake balls would make a perfect Valentine’s day treat!
It is so easy to make homemade cake balls! All you need is a cake, and frosting. You can use store bought for either, or both. You mix them together in a large bowl and then roll them into little balls and dip in chocolate!
You can make them in any flavor you want! Chocolate cake mix chocolate frosting. Pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting. Yellow cake with white frosting. You name it.
They are the perfect easy and delicious bite sized treats.
How to make cake balls?
- These cake balls are super easy to make too. You just need to bake up a red velvet cake. You can use a homemade red velvet cake or just use a box red velvet cake mix, and follow the package directions. I usually use a boxed cake mix, I promise know one will know any better.
- After the cake is baked and cooled, you’ll mix up the cake crumbs with a delicious cream cheese frosting. Again for this, you can use store bought frosting, or your favorite homemade recipe. I’ve done, both, but my favorite is using this homemade cream cheese frosting cause it’s amazing, but canned really does work just as well.
- So you’ll have a nice soft dough, that you can roll into balls now. The dough is sticky, and a little messy and the red color will coat your hands and fingers as you work. But don’t worry, it’ll all wash off when you’re done. Roll mixture into small 1-inch sized balls.
- Place the rolled cake balls onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. The balls need to be frozen for about 30 minutes now, this helps them hold their shape better when being dipped in the melted white chocolate.
- Melt the white chocolate chips, chopped up white chocolate, or almond bark in a small microwave-safe bowl according to package directions, or in 30 seconds increments until you can stir it smooth.
- Dip cake balls into the melted white chocolate by dropping them in and carefully lifting them out with a toothpick, or fork.
Tips and Tricks:
- A small cookie scoop will work well to scoop out the batter to keep the red velvet truffles nice even sizes. Roll them smooth after scoop with your hands.
- Don’t forget to freeze the cake balls. It makes them much easier to work with and hold their shape, and will keep the balls from falling apart when dipped in the melted chocolate.
- You can turn these fun bite sized treats into red velvet cake pops by placing them on a lollipop sticks before freezing them. You’ll form the dough balls and then place the sticks into the balls. Allow them to harden in the freezer at this point. The nice thing about cake pops is the sticks make the perfect thing to dip them into the white chocolate even more easily, and without as much mess.
- If you use coconut oil in your white chocolate, the cold of the balls will help the chocolate harden quickly. This is a good and bad thing. It’s nice because the chocolate doesn’t take hours to set, but the hard thing is you need to decorate them quickly if you’re going to use sprinkles so that they stick before the white chocolate fully hardens.
- Dip your red velvet cake truffles into milk chocolate or dark chocolate for a yummy flavor twist.
- Substitute the red velvet cake mix with your favorite cake mix flavor for a different flavor.
How to store cake balls?
Store any cake balls in an airtight container or zip top bag in the fridge for up to 1 week.
You can also freeze the cake pops by sealing them up tightly with a vacuum sealer, or wrapping them tightly with plastic wrap, and then in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.
These red velvet cake balls are like little white chocolate dipped bites of red velvet cake. They’re the perfect little bite sized treats. Perfection. Nate and I couldn’t stop eating these little bites of goodness!
They’re so fun for any time of year, for a fun holiday treat, or for special occasions. Though I’m extra found of serving these for the perfect valentine’s day treat. They’re also so fun for serving at a party. They’d be a great option for Christmas or New Year’s eve!
Looking for more Red Velvet Recipes?
- Cream Cheese Stuffed Red Velvet Bundt Cake
- Nutella Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies
- Red Velvet Cupcakes on Gimme Some Oven
- Red Velvet Poke Cake
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Red Velvet Cake Balls
- 1 box red velvet cake mix (and ingredients called for on box)
- 1 cup cream cheese frosting
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 TBS coconut oil
- pink candy melts
- red candy melts
- Make cake and bake according to box instructions.
- Crumble up your cake into a large bowl.
- Add your cream cheese frosting to your crumbled cake and stir everything together till blended.
- Shape mixture into about 50 cake balls and place on a lined cookie sheet.
- Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
- Put white chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, then stir, then an additional 30 seconds, then stir, then another 30 seconds if needed till creamy.
- Stick a toothpick into each cake pop and dip them into white chocolate covering completely. Allow excess to drip off back into the bowl.
- Top with your favorite sprinkles if desired.
- Allow chocolate to set completely.
- Melt candy melts in small microwavable bowl in microwave till smooth.
- Drizzle candy melts over the top of cake balls to decorate.
- Store cake balls in the fridge in a ziplock bag or airtight container for 4-5 days.
Recipe first published on February 5, 2015. Photos updated on November 16, 2018.
You just can’t go wrong with bite sized treats. Everything about these is perfect!
These are easy to make and so tasty! Plus, they are such a pretty treat as well! Always enjoy these!
Jessica White says
Substitute for the coconut oil someone is allergic to coconut
You can leave it out, it just helps the chocolate melt a bit smoother, and set quicker. You can add vegetable oil instead to help with the smoothness.
Can you freeze balls that are made & decorated for about 4 weeks?
Yes, they should be able to freeze for up at 1 month, just make sure to let them thaw slowly and fully to try and keep any from cracking.
Great! I loved these. I just wished that they had put in there own recipe for cream cheese frosting. But I totally recommend !
Molly, we are so glad you love these. We always appreciate a great review. Here is our recipe for cream cheese frosting: https://lmld.org/cream-cheese-frosting/ I hope that helps.
DO NOT USE COCONUT OIL!!! this ruined my chocolate chips and i couldn’t finish my cake balls. it makes it thick when it should be creamy and easy to dip in.
Are you sure you used coconut oil ? When coconut oil is heated it becomes a liquid, so unless yours had gone bad or perhaps you used coconut butter, it would make the chocolate creamier while warm, then helps it thicken as it cools
Is there a substitute for the coating if I don’t like white chocolate?
You could try chocolate chips or vanilla candy melts.
Divyam Bansal says
On step number 8, do you let the cake balls rest in the freezer or at room temperature?
I usually place them in the fridge and store them in the fridge. I’ll update the instructions to say so!
What about rolling them in powdered sugar and chopped pecans……….
Im not sure how well the pecans would stick to the balls, but you could try it!
How are they best stored? Can they be kept at room temperature? Thanks! They look perfect for valentine’s day 🙂
Aimee Berrett says
I store them in the fridge since there is cream cheese in the mixture. I like how they taste cold with the white chocolate being a little crunchy too 🙂
I made them today for my class thanks a bunch
kimberly.ann | bake.love.give. says
Gorgeous! These would be a perfect Valentine’s Day surprise.