Cake Balls

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The book was smallish. The idea simple. Bake a cake – form it into balls and cover with a white or dark chocolate coating.


How to Make Cake Balls
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  1. Your favorite cake mix
  2. 1 16 ounce container of prepared frosting (any flavor)
  3. dark and/or white chocolate, enough to melt to cover cake balls
  4. crushed nuts, crystallized sugar, coconut or cookie crumbs (anything you'd like to use to top cake balls)
  1. Follow the directions to your favorite cake mix. Allow to completely cool. Crumble the cake completely in a large bowl. Combine the crumbled cake with the icing until it forms a batter. Using a small cookie scoop, shape the dough into balls and set on a prepared cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze the cake balls for 2 hours. Melt the chocolate, dip the frozen cake balls into the chocolate and top with crushed nuts, sugar, coconut, etc… set coated cake balls in small muffin cups allow to set.
Adapted from Cake Balls - Amazingly Delicious, Bite-Sized Treats
Adapted from Cake Balls - Amazingly Delicious, Bite-Sized Treats
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You can find a number of delicious recipes and detailed instructions here.Cake Balls: Amazingly Delicious Bite-Size Treats


Here I have made Wedding Cake, Brownie, Chocolate Buzz, and cookies and cream.

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  1. OK…now I know what I’m serving as dessert for Valentine’s Day. YUM! You rock!


  2. I first had these about 2 years ago when my sister in law brought them to a family Christmas party – and they were so pretty and so delicious! She told me how simple they were (as opposed to making petite fours, which are so danged difficult I only made them once and vowed never to again!)

    I keep meaning to try it – with all the tea parties I usually host, except for since I started blogging with consistent problems with m y stupid health! SO as soon as I am finally fine and better and well I am going to try these at my making these from your recipe at my very next tea party!

    You should add a few tea cups t o this post and attend the Tea Tuesday happenings in Blogland! You have the perfect food for it! : = )


    • The great thing is, you can bake the cake ahead of time, crumble the cake, add the icing, form the balls and keep them frozen until you’re ready to dip them. Great for parties.

  3. These look so pretty and delicious, but they sound sinful! I’ve always wanted to try these, but I’ve never made them. Thanks for posting the tutorial!

  4. These cake balls would be a perfect Valentines dessert to make give out! You have the table set so pretty, as always! I hope you have a Happy Valentines Day! 🙂

  5. Hi Kathy –
    Forget the cake balls … I’d like to see more of that beautiful cloche!!! Seriously, your cake balls look wonderful. The only thing is … I have only tried cake balls twice and both times they were dreadful. One of those were from a bakery!! I don’t know if it is just picky-do me or if they did something wrong. I guess I’ll have to give them one more try! Thanks for sharing. Everything is lovely as always. Blessings, L

    • Look for this book at the library – they’re super easy and good. The book is called, ‘Cake balls: amazingly delicious bite-sized treats by Robin Ankeny – you’ll love them – so easy to partially make ahead for parties!

  6. Janis Duncan says:

    Beautiful Blog and great recipes, Jan


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