Sunday, March 15, 2009

Chocolate Cake Balls

I had some leftover chocolate cake in the freezer that was taking up space so I defrosted it and made cake balls. Cake balls are essentially crumbled cake, mixed with frosting, rolled into balls, and dipped in candy coating. Most recipes on the internet call for a boxed cake mix and canned frosting, but I used leftover homemade cake and homemade chocolate frosting. Below I have posted a basic recipe for cake balls made with boxed mix and canned frosting. You can substitute any flavor cake mix and frosting, and you can use any flavor candy coating as well.
After the crumbled cake is mixed with frosting, it is shaped into balls. I put them in the freezer to harden before they are dipped.
Next, the chilled cake balls are dipped in melted candy coating and placed on wax paper to harden.
Then, I melted some white candy coating to decorate them.


1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
1 (24 ounce) package chocolate flavored confectioners coating

1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done and has cooled for at least 30 minutes, crumble into a large bowl and stir in the frosting until well blended.

2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.

3. Use a small scoop to form balls of the cake and frosting mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set. Decorate with additional candy coating if desired.


  1. You did the cake balls?! Did you find Bakerella's blog? :) I did the red velvet sandwiches this week for a bake sale. They were a huge hit. Love your blog Hannah!

  2. Hi PR...thanks for reading! I've tried cake balls a couple of times. Bakerella's blog and tips are amazing!