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Cake Balls Recipe

A recipe for cake balls that uses cake mix, frosting and candy melts to create fun and festive bites. Cake balls are perfect for gift giving and they're easy to turn into cake pops!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake balls, cake truffles
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 36
Calories 116kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix flavor of your choice
  • eggs, oil and water as called for on cake mix box
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons canned frosting flavor of your choice
  • 1 pound candy melts I recommend Ghirardelli Melting Wafers
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  • Prepare cake mix with the amount of oil, water and eggs directed on the box. Bake in a 9”x13” pan according to package directions.
  • Let cake cool completely, then break apart and crumble until fine crumbs form.
  • Stir in the frosting until a dough forms. If the dough seems dry, you can add additional frosting, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Roll the cake mixture into tablespoon sized balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill for at least one hour.
  • Melt the candy melts in a bowl in the microwave, heating in 30 second increments, and stir until completely smooth.
  • Place each cake ball on a fork and use a spoon to pour the candy melts over the cake ball. Tap against the side of the bowl to remove excess candy melts.
  • Place each ball on a parchment lined sheet pan. Top with sprinkles.
  • Repeat with remaining cake balls and candy melts. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.3mg