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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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword red velvet cake balls
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 38 cake balls
Calories 73kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

  • Now crumble the cake into a large bowl and mix it with 2 tablespoons of the vanilla frosting. Do this using your clean hands. A good way to know when you were done mixing is when there are no more streaks of white frosting visible.
  • Now using a cookie scoop, scoop the cake balls and shape them into spheres. Then place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

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.

Notes

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.

 

 

Nutrition

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