Red Velvet Cake Balls

Soft fluffy cake covered in a crunchy chocolate shell.

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Similar to truffles, but better.

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Remember the red velvet cake I made a little while back? If you need a refresher, check it out here.

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What to do with leftover cake and frosting? Make cake balls obviously. For more detailed instructions and how-to, check out my previous cakepops and cakeballs recipe.

You’ll need a few things to create these easy treats:

  • Your favorite red velvet cake, crumbled
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Chocolate candy coating
  • Sprinkles of your choice
  1. Bake your cake. Allow it to cool and crumble it into small pieces.
  2. Make your frosting of choice.
  3. Add enough frosting into the cake crumbs, just to allow the cake to clump together and hold the shape of a ball.
  4. Make balls out of the moist cake crumbs, chill in the freezer for 10 mins
  5. Dip the balls one by one into the melted candy coating, transfer to parchment, and quickly add sprinkles of your choice before the chocolate hardens.

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Personally, I like to store and eat my cake-balls straight out of the freezer. The cake doesn’t completely freeze solid, but it firms up a little and the chocolate coating becomes very crunchy (plus, they last way longer if kept in the freezer). Mmmm pure chocolate bliss.  

Headed over to Angie’s Friday Fiesta party – check out the complete party line up here!

 

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34 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cake Balls

  1. Pingback: Fiesta Friday #10 | The Novice Gardener

  2. Pssst! Janine…quick! I just overheard Jhuls talking to Justine – she’s going to offer you $50.00 for your plate of Red Velvet Cake Balls…I’ll give you $75.00… Oh no wait a minute, I can’t do that! I’m co-hosting this week and Angie might never ask me to do it again :'( Darn, well maybe you can make them again next week when I’m just a regular guest? :D OMG! These look just to die for, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into these little beauties!

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  3. I’ve recently discovered cake balls too, aren’t they a great way to save leftover cake? The red velvet centre is too cute, and your cake balls look much more professional than mine! :-D

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    • Yes, they are great! So versatile and just another fun way to eat cake! Thank you – I do have to say that the lighting was in point that day to produce that red hue.

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  4. These are beautiful, Janine! These are so great for parties and it gives me a great idea to make them for my anniversary (our cake was red velvet). They look too perfect to eat, well, almost. I’m going to eat a bunch!

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