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Red Velvet Cake Balls

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Easy Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cake Balls, made with Red Velvet Cake, Cream cheese and mini chocolate chips, a great Seasonal holiday dessert!

Red Velvet Cake balls with chocolate chips and cream cheese RECIPE

I wouldn’t call this cake ball recipe a trendy viral recipe but it certainly makes its rounds every year on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest as we all scramble to make something fun and delicious in the kitchen.

This red velvet cake ball (truffle?) is great because its a super versatile holiday recipe that can be duplicated with other cake types to customize your flavors. Plus, and I know this from way too much experience, once these awesome cake bites are made and you put in the fridge, they make the best grab and go snack EVER when you need a quick sweet treat recipe.

Red Velvet Cake Bites

Before you get started on this recipe, please note that you will need to make your cake! The ingredients for the actually cake are not part of this velvet cake ball recipe, however you will more than likely need oil, water, and eggs (see box) as well.

Now cake bites, cake balls, cake pops, whatever you call them, are little bites of deliciousness. More popular around holidays like Christmas, I see a lot of demand for red velvet because, after all, its red.

I kept these chocolate cake balls super simple, but you can easily get fancy with colored or holiday sprinkles or drizzling on white, green or red melting chocolate (through a piping bag) at the end too.

  • 1 red velvet cake, baked and cooled
  • 1 brick, 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup white frosting
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 24 oz. chocolate almond bark or melting chocolate
  • sprinkles

Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake Balls

Prepping the Cake with Cream Cheese

Break apart the cake into fine crumbs.

Add cream cheese, frosting and chocolate chips and blend together well.

red velvet cake with chocolate chips and cream cheese being mixed up

It helps to use a spatula to mash the cake and mixture together.

Mix well.

cake ball mixed up with red velvet cake in preparation for cake balls

Portioning out the Cake Ball

Use a tablespoon portion scoop to scoop dough.

Roll into your hands and place onto a baking sheet covered with wax paper.

When baking sheet is full, freeze for 30 minutes.

Red Cake Balls all laid out on a baking sheet

Dipping Cake Ball with Chocolate

Place half of the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave according to package directions.

Dip cake bites into chocolate and place onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.

dip cake balls into melting chocolate

Sprinkle cake balls with white sprinkles while chocolate is still wet and not set.

Repeat until all bites are covered in chocolate, working in batches.

Let set to harden (placed in freezer for about 15 minutes quickens this!) before serving.

Chocolate dipped cake balls with sprinkles

LOOK AT THIS CAKE BALL GOODNESS!!

Red Velvet cake balls cut open to see centers

Common Cake Ball Questions

How to store Red Velvet Cake Balls: Store uneaten cake balls in a sealed container in the fridge. I have also stored them easily in a gallon size baggie (once the chocolate is set).

What melting chocolate should I use? Just like in the hot chocolate cocoa bombs or the No Bake Oreo Truffles, I am a big fan of the ChocoMaker melting chips that you can grab at Walmart. I also like Bakers Dipping chocolate. I do NOT like Wilton melts – I always, always have a problem with melting them and the clumping up. I also typically like melting almond bark bars, which work great for Chocolate Oreo Dipping as well.

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Red Velvet Cake Balls with Cream Cheese


Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Red Velvet Cake Balls with cream cheese and mini chocolate chips, an easy cake ball recipe covered in chocolate and great for holidays, seasonal desserts, and of course, Christmas! Cake balls are made a lot during the holiday times and red velvet cake mix brings to life the most delicious and prettiest Christmas Cake Balls. Cake balls can be mashed together with cookies and a variety of cake mixes, making flavor possibilities nearly endless. Dipped in white chocolate or milk chocolate, cake balls are one of the easiest and rich dessert recipes to enjoy in holiday times Plus, did you know that cake balls can be turned into cake pops just by adding a stick? That's right! Enjoy Starbucks quality cake pops but in mini bites of red velvety goodness. Decorate with sprinkles and chocolate drizzle for holidays and parties. 

Ingredients
 

  • 1 red velvet cake baked and cooled
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup white frosting
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 24 oz. chocolate almond bark
  • white sprinkles

Instructions

  • Before you get started, bake and cool a red velvet cake.
  • Break apart the cake into fine crumbs.
  • Add cream cheese, frosting and mini chocolate chips and blend together well. It helps to use a spatula to mash the cake and mixture together. Mix well.
  • Use a tablespoon portion scoop to scoop dough.
  • Roll into your hands and place onto a baking sheet covered with wax or parchment paper.
  • When baking sheet is full, freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Place half of the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave according to package directions.
  • Dip cake bites into chocolate and place onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  • Time to decorate! Sprinkle with white or holiday sprinkles while chocolate is still not set.
  • Repeat until all bites are covered in chocolate, working in batches. Let set to harden, which works great in fridge or freezer if you need it to set quickly.
  • CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE: If you want to add red, green, white chocolate drizzle, first set your dipped chocolate over the red velvet balls and then just use a piping back to drizzle colored over chocolate balls. Afterwards, reset the new chocolate drizzle in fridge or freezer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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