Cake Balls


These cake balls are incredibly delicious. They can be made into cake pops and nicely packaged as gifts. The recipe variations are unlimited — mix and match the cake, icing, and coating flavors as desired.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
3 dozen


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 large eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting

  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Line a baking tray with waxed paper.

  2. Blend cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer at low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean, 26 to 31 minutes. Let cool enough to handle.

  4. Crumble warm cake into a large bowl; stir in frosting until well blended. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form chocolate cake mixture into balls and place them on the prepared baking tray. Place in the freezer until cake balls are chilled, about 15 minutes.

  5. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave or a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.

  6. Dip cake balls in melted chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Return to the tray to set.

    Christmas tree-shaped cake pops decorated with colored sprinkles and a star sprinkle on top


You can roll the cake balls in toppings like nuts, sprinkles, and coconut immediately after dipping them.

You can double-dip cake balls in white and dark chocolate coating. White chocolate confectioners' coating is called "almond bark" in some stores.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 143mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 1g
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 79mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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