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!
How to make cake balls?
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.
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 mix. I usually use a box mix, I promise know one will know any better.
After the cake is baked and cooled, you’ll mix it up 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.
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. Also, 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.
You can turn these fun bite sized treats into cake pops by placing them on a stick 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.
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 serving at a party! And perfect for the holidays! Christmas check. New Year’s Eve check. Valentine’s Day Check Check.
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 Cheesecake Swirl Brownies on Sally’s Baking Addiction
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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.
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