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Cake Balls

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is very versatile and heavily addictive. You can mix and match cake and icing flavors as well as the chocolate coatings. The variations are unlimited, and they can be nicely packaged and given as gifts."
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3 h 10 m servings 124
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you want to go the extra mile, cake balls can be rolled in nuts, sprinkles, coconut, etc. or double-dipped in white and dark chocolates. White chocolate confectioners' coating is also called Almond Bark in some stores.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 124 calories; 5.2 19.7 1.1 < 1 143 Full nutrition

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#1) Bake cake as directed. #2) Let the cake COOL for at least a half hour! Don't mix in the frosting while HOT! You will get a gooey, albeit yummy, mess! #3) I used a handmixer to mix the ca...

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I made mine look like mini cupcakes (melted chocolate in the bottom of the mold, the ball on top, then dip in chocolate after it sets). They looked really cute but were time consuming, and as ...

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#1) Bake cake as directed. #2) Let the cake COOL for at least a half hour! Don't mix in the frosting while HOT! You will get a gooey, albeit yummy, mess! #3) I used a handmixer to mix the ca...

These are great!!! And so easy!!! I see some members say they take hours to make (like one says 7....NOT!!! ) If you follow the instructions they are not that hard!!! Here's some...

I have been making this item for about 1.5 years and am doing them for Christmas this year. I find it easier to dip if the prepared balls are refrigerated for about an hour, and dip them using a...

These are so delicious! I used German chocolate cake mix and pecan coconut frosting and dipped them in chocolate almond bark. I crumbled the cake right after it came out of the oven, so it was s...

These things looked freaking awesome!!!! Mine also took an entire package of chocolate bark. I used milk chocolate cake, milk chocolate icing and the chocolate bark. It was divine. I had no prob...

This recipe just couldn't be easier. I read all the reviews and followed others' advice. 1) Trim off the edges of the cake to make it easier to crumble. 2) Mix in the frosting when the cake...

I made my cake last night. When i got home from church i cut the cake into about 2in pieces and put them all in my kitchen aid. I put the icing in the micorwave for 25 seconds, (just long eno...

These were beautiful! I was a little hesitant to make them because of some of the bad reviews, but after adjusting some things, they came out wonderful! I used duncan hines devils food, and milk...

YUM YUM YUM! I used strawberry cake mix with white frosing then dipped in dark chocolate. They taste very much like chocolate covered strawberries! As others have stated, you must freeze these...