Red Velvet Cake Balls
Red Velvet Cake balls are the perfect sweet treat. Each bite has a hard chocolate candy outside with a spongy chocolate cake inside. And they look so pretty!
Servings 38 cake balls
- 15 oz red velvet cake mix
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp Pillsbury creamy supreme vanilla frosting
- 1 12 oz white Wilton candy melts + extra red color for decorating
- 1 Tbsp dipping aid
Bake the cake
In a large bowl, combine the red velvet cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, and water just until smooth. I find that using an electric hand mixer works best. Spray a 9x13 inch baking Pan with nonstick spray. Then pour the red velvet cake batter inside. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit as instructed on the cake mix box. Once the cake is baked, transfer it to a cooling rack and let it cool completely. To speed this process up, cut it into a few separate pieces so it cools faster.
Mix the cake with frosting and shape
Melt the candy melts
In the meantime melt, the candy melts with the dipping aid chips. These chips will help thin out the candy melts for a smooth coating. Make sure to melt in 25-second intervals to avoid overheating and scorching the chocolate.
Dip the cake balls
Now using a fork or a slotted spoon dip the cake balls into the candy melts and let them set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Then decorate with streams of melted red candy melts. Serve at room temperature.
Best way to thin out candy melts
To thin out the candy melts and make them smooth enough for a good coating on these cake balls, you can also use coconut oil or shortening. But, honestly, dipping aid chips work the best.
Can I make them in advance?
Yes! You can make these cake balls in advance. They store well at room temperature and will keep for up to 1 week. Just keep them in an airtight container and in a cool, dry place.
Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg