Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls are the perfect gift for your sweetie this Valentines Day. Red Velvet cake is crumbled, mixed with a cream cheese frosting, rolled into balls and dipped in chocolate. I can’t even remember the last time I baked a cake from a boxed mix, but a boxed mix is perfect for this recipe.

This is the first time I have ever made cake balls, in fact, I had only heard of them a few months ago! I know, where have I been?! These bite sized morsels are the perfect treat for parties or home baked gifts. From the first bite of these delicious cake balls, you will be hooked! I can’t wait to try more of the multitude of cake ball flavors out there! 🙂

Red Velvet Cake Balls

Yield: 45-50 cake balls


1 (18.25 ounce) red velvet cake mix
1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting
1 (16 ounce) package chocolate bark


Prepare the cake mix in a 9 X 13 baking pan according to the directions on the box. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add the frosting and mix until well combined.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Place in refrigerator until firm, several hours.
Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
Working about 4 balls at a time, dip balls in chocolate using a spoon or a dipping fork and place on prepared baking sheet. Keep the undipped balls in the refrigerator until ready to dip.
Once you have covered all the balls in chocolate, place in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating is set. If desired, drizzle chocolate on the balls for decoration.

Source: Bakerella

21 Responses to “Red Velvet Cake Balls”

  1. #
    alisueonthemove — February 13, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    This sounds amazing! I was all sad that I had to go grocery shopping today, but this just made my day!

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    briarrose — February 13, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Beautiful. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — February 13, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    oh my, these are exquisite~!!!!

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    3rdfloorbakes — February 13, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    Someone made these for me at Christmas, dipped in white chocolate. Amazing. These look great!

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    oneordinaryday — February 13, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    Oh, I love the heart shaped ones! They’re so perfect!

  6. #
    Tracy — February 13, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    These look wonderful! I especially love the heart-shaped ones!

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    Mary — February 13, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

    What a perfect Valentine’s Day treat. They are beautiful to look at and they sound delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    Angela — February 13, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    This is one of my favorite treats, but I have never seen them shaped before! Brilliant! They are so perfectly lovely.

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    Baking Serendipity — February 13, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    I love the heart shaped cake balls! Too cute 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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    A Bowl Of Mush — February 13, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    These look so delicious!! Wow!

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    Sara — February 14, 2011 @ 12:52 am

    I love the heart shape – so cute!

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    Jeannie — February 14, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Looks delicious! I love the heart shaped ones:D Happy Valentine’s Day

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    This Italian Family — February 15, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    I love that you did these in heart shapes! What a great idea!

    • Patti Ghio replied: — February 2nd, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

      what do you use for the heart shapes?

      • Christina replied: — February 2nd, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

        I used a small heart shaped cookie cutter. 🙂

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    fitnessnfoodiegirl — February 15, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

    These are adorable! The colors are beautiful and they look delicious! Perfect Valentine’s Day treat!

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    thelissuh — March 16, 2011 @ 7:48 pm

    I just made these, and I love your heart shapes!

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    Ashley — October 24, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    My boyfriends mom loves red velvet cake i thing im going to make her a bunch of these for her birthday!!

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    Summer — February 9, 2014 @ 7:55 pm

    I just made these and they came out terrible…:( I followed the recipe exactly by using box of red velvet cake mix (cooked perfectly) and entire container of cream cheese frosting. This part is really mushy and gross…not like the cake balls I’ve had professionally made. Then dipping in chocolate is a whole other story but that’s not as bad as the center. I melted Ghiradelli white chocolate chips and it is so thick it’s really hard to coat the ball without it being goopy. I don’t know what to do 🙁 this was supposed to be a valentines gift….

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