Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake BallsA friend of mine asked me to make red velvet cake balls this season. As soon as she mentioned cake balls I automatically jumped in. I love these little balls because they are super easy to make and are wonderful to gift. Every time I make some for someone as they love them and are always surprise that they are homemade.

Red Velvet Cake BallsWith red velvet it’s either you get it right or you get it wrong. The beauty of these bites is that they will taste good even if your cake doesn’t turn out too well. I used cream cheese frosting because it gives the balls a rich flavor in combination with the chocolate coating.

Red Velvet Cake BallsIf this is your first time making cake balls do not be afraid. It’s a pretty easy process and I promise you wont regret it . First I baked the cake ( you can use any kind of cake mix you want). Then I let it cool and crumbed it into tiny pieces, Mixed it with the frosting and formed balls. After forming the balls I refrigerated them and then dipped them in melted chocolate. That’s all.. didn’t I tell you it was a pretty easy process? After making these your going to be so proud of yourself ( and you should be!).

So whats next? well you can have fun and make these with any flavor combination you want. Also, if you have leftover cake in the fridge or a cake that didn’t frost quite well you can just mix the whole cake (or cupcakes) Β in a bowl and make cake balls! This is what I usually do with leftover cake, but let’s leave that as our little secret πŸ˜‰Β Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

This recipe is very versatile. You can use any kind of cake mix and or chocolate you have on hand and will always end up with a different flavor of cake balls.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 40 -45 cake balls
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix or any other flavor will do just fine but it wont be red velvet
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Remove cream cheese from fridge.Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix cake mix and ingredients as directed on back. Pour cake batter onto a greased 9x13 cake pan. Bake as directed. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. please do not skip this step because the cake needs to be cool.

  3. In a medium bowl pour the heavy cream, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla. Mix with whisk or mixer for 2-3 minutes until the mixture begins to solidify and does not have any more lumps. Set aside.

  4. Crumb the cooled cake into tiny pieces either with a fork or by hand. Pour the frosting mixture on the crumb cake and mix together with a spoon or spatula until everything is well combined and begins to have a pasty texture.

  5. Line a cake pan with wax paper, parchment paper, or foil. With a scoop scoop the mixture into 1 inch balls. If you do not have a scoop you can form the balls by hand. After all the balls are formed place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  6. While the balls are in the freezer melt the chocolate in the microwave in 25 second increments until the chocolate is fully melted. Remove the balls from the freezer and dip each ball into the chocolate mixture and place on pan. After you have dipped all the balls be sure they have dried first ( if the chocolate has not dried place in freezer for 2 minutes) than drizzle the left over chocolate in on the balls with a spoon or pipping bag.

  7. Store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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    Rachel

    This recipe is phenomenonal!!!!! I was making red velvet cupcakes that kept crumbling and this recipe saved the cake and the icing that I had made. This recipe is also zero waste because you can use up all of the icing and cake that you have even if your cake or cupcakes crumble.

    Evan

    The recipe look so good! Have you thought about doing them with a white chocolate drizzle on top for a bit of contrast? Yum! ????

    Linda

    what is the best way to dip these in the chocolate?

    Sue

    Do these freeze well?

    DONNA AYALA

    Would that be milk chocolate or semi-sweet?

      Layla

      You can use either or but I prefer the semi-sweet because they have a richer taste! Let me know if that helps! πŸ™‚

    Renee @Two in the Kitchen

    These look delicious! I am a big fan of anything Red Velvet! πŸ™‚

      Layla

      There’s nothing better than red velvet, especially on Valentines Day!

    ela@GrayApron

    What a fun idea! The balls look delicious! πŸ™‚ ela

      Layla

      Thanks Ela!

    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    How perfect will these be for Valentine’s Day? Red velvet is my favorite kind of cake. Can’t wait to give your cake balls a whirl : )

      Layla

      Yeah these will be perfect on Valentines day! I’m sure you and your loved one will enjoy them very much Natalie πŸ™‚

    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness

    Everything is more fun to eat in little bit sized pieces. I am all over these red velvet cake balls! yum!

      Layla

      I love tiny bites! I packed a few for the hubby and he couldn’t stop talking about them.

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    These look good! Great job, Layla! You’ve inspired me to give truffles a try again!

      Layla

      Thank you Julie!

    Kelly

    Love red velvet! These cake balls turned out so pretty and love how adorable they are Layla πŸ™‚

      Layla

      Thank you so much Kelly!

    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    So so adorable. Love red velvet and these cake balls are perfect!

      Layla

      I’m glad you liked them Zainab πŸ™‚

    Jess

    These look so delicious πŸ™‚

    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen

    Oh yes! One of my favorite Valentines Day treats! Those things are so addicting and I always end up eating way too many! πŸ™‚

    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    Wow these are so cute and fun! I would not be able to stop myself from popping about a dozen of these in five minutes!

      Layla

      I hate to admit it but I had my share of these! I ate about a dozen πŸ˜€