Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls with cream cheese frosting, dunked in sweet white chocolate are the perfect Fall treat! Endless possibilities!

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There are some gorgeous cake balls on the internet. I’m talking about stunning looking turkeys, and Sesame Street characters, and even Star Wars themed cake balls.

Here’s the thing…I don’t have the talent or the patience to do those things. Especially when it’s something that will be eaten in literally 2.1 seconds.

I did, however, want to make a fun Thanksgiving treat that you can add to your dessert table. I mean, afterall, you can’t live on pie alone. (no matter how hard I try). You need a dessert that as you walk by the table ten times, you can just keep grabbing a treat!

Red Velvet Cake Balls with cream cheese frosting, dunked in sweet white chocolate are the perfect Fall treat! Endless possibilities!

Red Velvet Cake Balls to the rescue!

The nice thing about cake balls is you can customize the flavor any way you like. Not a fan of Red Velvet Cake? Substitute a spice cake with the cream cheese frosting! Or choose chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Seriously, just stand in the baking aisle at the grocery store and look at all the possibilities!

I thought the red velvet would look “Fall-ish” with the chocolate coating and Fall sprinkles!

Red Velvet Cake Balls with cream cheese frosting, dunked in sweet white chocolate are the perfect Fall treat! Endless possibilities!

A few notes about making these Red Velvet Cake Balls:

  • Bake in a 13×9 baking dish according to your package directions. If your edges look a little browned, you can slice them off. I keep everything, no waste, haha! But if you’re going for a lighter cake (like a spice cake), the dark edges may show when you crumble the cake. Totally your call (I’m not a perfectionist so it doesn’t bother me one bit)!
  • Dump your cake into a large bowl. Crumble it up while it’s still warm (not hot). Add in 1 cup canned frosting (I chose cream cheese frosting). If you add the whole can, it’s too much. 1 cup is just enough to moisten the cake and allow it to form into balls.
  • I made my cake balls about 1 1/2-2 inches in diameter. This resulted in 48 cake balls. You can go smaller if you prefer.
  • Place all your cake balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least an hour. Frozen cake balls are much easier to dip in melted chocolate…they won’t fall apart!
  • Speaking of chocolate…use GOOD chocolate. I love using Ghirardelli Melting Wafers. They melt smooth, harden quickly without melting on your fingers, and they taste amazing!
  • I use the toothpick method for dipping my cake balls (you can see it in this video). Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and immediately add sprinkles, if desired.

What’s on your Thanksgiving dessert table? If you are looking for additional recipes…may I suggest these Pecan Pie Truffles? Or these adorable Turkey Rice Krispie Treats (see I can make cute treats!).

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Yield: 48 cake balls

Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus 1 hour chill time

Red Velvet Cake Balls with cream cheese frosting, dunked in sweet white chocolate are the perfect Fall treat! Endless possibilities!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (16.5 oz) Red Velvet Cake mix, with ingredients to bake 13x9 cake
  • 1 cup canned cream cheese frosting
  • 16 oz Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/2 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers, melted
  • sprinkles, optional

Directions:

  1. Prepare cake according to package directions for a 13x9 baking dish. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Dump cake into a bowl, and crumble with your hands. Mix in the 1 cup of canned frosting.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using your hands, roll cake in to 1 1/2-2 inch sized balls. Repeat with remaining cake.
  4. Freeze cake ball for one hour.
  5. When ready to dip, melt white chocolate according to package directions. Using a toothpick, press into cake ball and dunk in white chocolate. Tap on side of bowl to remove excess. Slide off of toothpick (using a second toothpick) and drop onto parchment paper.  Repeat for remaining cake balls.
  6. Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and immediately add sprinkles, if desired.
  7. Store in airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat, up to 3 days for best flavor!

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Red Velvet Cake Balls with cream cheese frosting, dunked in sweet white chocolate are the perfect Fall treat! Endless possibilities!

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12 comments on “Red Velvet Cake Balls”

  1. These here Red velvet cake balls look pretty darn fancy to me – definitely one that would fit in those ones you saw on Pinterest! And – red velvet is decadent ll by it’s lonesome – but gosh – in cake balls – it would be simply irresistible – just like the song! 🙂

  2. Aimee, these are so pretty! and what a fun fall treat to share

  3. I love bite sized treats that I can grab every time I walk past the table.  Of course, my jeans are not as happy about these little snacks!  LOL!  Such a fun fall snack!!!

  4. OK, I was just making truffles yesterday and feel so dumb now that I didn’t know about the toothpick method. Definitely trying that next time! I absolutely love Ghirardelli melting chocolate, too. These cake balls look SO beautiful!!

  5. Roni Johnson

     Can you use homemade frosting instead of can 
    frosting?

  6. These cake balls look so beautiful! They will make a great gift!

  7. So pretty!!  Perfect for Fall!  Might I ask where you found the pretty fall-colored sprinkles? 🙂

  8. kiruci

    Mam here we couldn’t find any ready made cake mix. What can I do instead of that. Can I bake it using the ingredients for red velvet cake .

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