These red velvet cake balls will melt in your mouth!
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I’m a sucker for cake balls. I had no idea they were so easy to make! Okay, correction – they’re not as difficult as I thought they would be. They’re not exactly easy to make.
The red velvet cake balls shown in this post are the pretty ones out of the bunch. More than half of them were totally trashed! Maybe it’s simply because this was my first time making them, or maybe I’m just a failure at baking, but it was a total Pinterest fail at first. I was starting to wonder if I’d have to scrap this post entirely!
Thankfully, I got the hang of it after a couple dozen fails, and I have some tips for you. I try my best to take beautiful pictures, but I’m still working my way up to Pinterest-Mom status. I know most of you are probably like me, and have had some fails in the past. I strive to give y’all Pinterest ideas that are actually doable. So, let’s go into this with the expectation that half of your batch may turn out pretty ugly. Delicious – but ugly!
Red Velvet Cake Balls
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 1 box of red velvet cake mix
- 1 can of cream cheese frosting
- 2 packages of white chocolate melting wafers
1. Bake the red velvet cake according to the instructions on the box.
2. Once the cake has completely cooled, take all of your frustration from being the only one who ever does the dang dishes, and take it out on the cake. Mash it up, crumble it into teeny tiny little pieces in a big bowl.
3. Mix in the can of cream cheese frosting like a maniac. I mean, really mix it well! If you’re an animal like me, you can use your hands.
4. Make little balls out of the mix. Most recipes will say to use an ice cream scoop to measure them out, but I’m cheap and don’t buy specific spoons for one specific task, so I just guessed.
5. Freeze those babies for at least 45 minutes!
6. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.
Here’s The Tricky Part!
7. Balance the cake balls on a fork (don’t stab it, it’s not a good idea) and dip them in the melted white chocolate. You can use a spoon to pour the chocolate over them. Here’s where things can start to go south. You might go into this thinking, “Oh, this shouldn’t be that hard. Just dip them in chocolate and lay them on wax paper. Bing bang boom, done!” Nope. It’s actually more difficult than you think. I realized the best thing I could do is reheat the chocolate for a little longer because it wasn’t as thin as it could be. If you’re having a hard time, try that before you freak out and give up.
8. Lay the chocolate covered cake balls on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Make sure you let the excess chocolate drip off first! Lightly tap the fork against the side of the bowl to help it drip off. When you lay the red velvet cake balls on the wax paper, be gentle!
9. Make ’em purdy! Throw some sprinkles on them before the chocolate melts, or use a fork dipped in melted chocolate to add a little pizzazz to the tops.
10. Store the Pinterest-worthy cake balls in the fridge in an airtight container, and eat the ugly ones all in one sitting. (Just kidding, don’t do that, there will be too many!)
Marshall didn’t discriminate against the funky looking red velvet cake balls. He was all for it! Before you judge me for giving my 15 month old a cake ball before dinner, you should know that this kid has been eating like a grown man. Just today, he ate nonstop from 4:15 PM to 5:40 PM. Nonstop, y’all! A bowl of Cheerios, two bananas, some steamed carrots, leftover pasta, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a teething wafer. This was before dinner. I can’t keep up! Also, just look how cute he is! That little face deserves a sweetie.
If you liked this recipe, you might like my Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites. They’re great for breastfeeding moms!
And if you make these red velvet cake balls, snap a picture for me and tag me on Instagram, or “try” it on Pinterest! I’d love to see how they turn out for you.
I hope y’all enjoy! I had a lot of fun trying this recipe out, and I hope it goes well for you. Happy Valentine’s Day!