Easy Chocolate Covered Red Velvet Cake Balls, made with Red Velvet Cake, Cream cheese and mini chocolate chips, a great Seasonal holiday dessert!
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
Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cake Balls
Prepping the Cake with Cream Cheese
Break apart the cake into fine crumbs.
It helps to use a spatula to mash the cake and mixture together.
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.
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.
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.
LOOK AT THIS CAKE BALL GOODNESS!!
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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