Updated: Mar 16, 2021
Cake Balls are the perfect bite sized treat that are easy to make, versatile and fun to take to any gathering! They never last long and there is a reason why – there are absolutely addicting and delicious (which is why they are perfect to take somewhere so you don’t end up eating them all yourself...I speak from experience!) They are also a fun activity to make with the kids!
The first time I made cake balls, I was not planning on making cake balls. I was actually really excited to use a new baking pan I had splurged on, which has a detailed design with many cracks and crevices. Apparently, I didn’t grease my pan enough and I was very disappointed when my cake was completely stuck in the pan after baking. When sharing my disappointment with my followers, they all suggested to make cake balls and what a great idea that was!
Cake balls are dense, rich, moist, chewy and an absolute delight! They are basically cake + icing + fun and tasty toppings = a party in your mouth! Woohoo!
1 box of cake mix or a homemade cake recipe of your own.
1 container of icing or a homemade icing recipe (icing sugar, vegan butter, vegan milk and vanilla).
Toppings to decorate – I used leftover icing, melted chocolate and sprinkles.
1. Bake the cake as per instructed on the box or follow your recipe.
2. Once the cake is completely cooled, break the cake up into a sand-like, crumbly texture with your hands.
3. Add the frosting to the crumbly cake. Start with half of the container of icing and mix thoroughly using a stand-mixer. Continue adding icing until you reach the consistency where you can roll a ball of dough and it remains the same when placed down (doesn't flatten). Be sure to add the icing slowly because you cannot remove it if you add too much.
4. Once you have rolled your batter into balls, place them in the fridge and let them set for about 15-20 minutes. In the meantime, prepare the ingredients you will use to decorate your cake balls.
5. When the cake balls are chilled and set, decorate your cake balls and HAVE FUN!
The topping ideas are endless, which is another reason why cake balls are so much fun to make. The toppings make it a new and delicious experience every time.
Turn your cake balls into cake pops by simply sticking a wooden skewer into each cake ball.
The cake balls pictured in this post were made with a Miss Jones chocolate cake mix.
For the icing, I used leftover homemade icing I had in my freezer from a previous dessert.
Did you make these? What toppings did you use? Comment below to share!