Patriotic Red, White and Blue Cake Balls

If you have been searching for a patriotic and fun recipe to make for the 4th of July, listen up! These festive Patriotic Red, White and Blue Cake balls are certain to be a hit! If you have never tried a cake ball before, you are really missing out. Everything you love about cake is right in this bite, plus it is covered in white chocolate-double yum! Making cake balls couldn’t be easier either.

red white and blue cake balls

My favorite part is decorating these delicious little bites. I got a little carried away making these the other day and accidentally dropped some sprinkles into my white chocolate.  About halfway though dipping the balls, the once bright white chocolate started to turn a blueish tint from the sprinkles. So lesson learned, don’t sprinkle the sprinkles right next to the melted chocolate! Nobody seemed to mind while they were eating them though, just really pour on those sprinkles to hide the mistake if it happens to you too! 😉

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Cake Balls

Patriotic Red, White and Blue Cake Balls decorated with the colors of the American flag.

Yield: 45 to 50 Cake Balls


1 (18.25 ounce) white cake mix
Blue and Red Icing Color

1 (16 ounce) container cream cheese frosting
1 (16 ounce) package white chocolate bark

1 cup red, white, and blue sprinkles


Grease the bottom and sides of two 9-inch round baking pans.
Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box. Divide the batter into two separate bowls and color one bowl of batter blue and the other red.
Pour the blue cake batter into one prepared pan and the red cake batter in the second prepared cake pan. Bake according to the directions on the box. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Crumble the blue cake into one large bowl and the red cake in another large bowl. Divide the frosting evenly between the two bowls. Mix the cake and the frosting until completely 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 white chocolate using a spoon or a dipping fork and place on prepared baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle with sprinkles. Keep the undipped balls in the refrigerator until ready to dip.
Once you have covered all the balls in white chocolate, place in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating is set.

Source: adapted from Red Velvet Cake Balls

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15 Responses to “Patriotic Red, White and Blue Cake Balls”

  1. #
    Ilan — June 28, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    Wow! This looks delicious.

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — June 28, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Yum! They are so perfect. And pretty too. :)

  3. #
    Lindsay Carreiro — June 28, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    Looks so yummy! I love the 4th!

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    ChgoJohn — June 28, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    Little patriotic bites! How perfect!

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    Just A Smidgen — June 28, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    These are perfectly Patriotic.. and really really cute!

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    cravesadventure — June 28, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    Colorful Yumminess!

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    the second serving — June 28, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    So cute!! Happy almost fourth!

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    mydearbakes — June 29, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    What a splendid recipe, thanks so much for sharing

  9. #
    Chelsea — June 29, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    These are so cute for the 4th!

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    Betty — June 29, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

    This is a great recipe, my GRANDdaughters are going to do this next week. Thanks so much for sharing. I especially appreciated your remark about adding more sprinkles to cover your mistakes. This helps me tackle a new project.

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    kat — June 29, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    They came out so perfect!

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    Liz — June 30, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Now this is the treat I want for the 4th of July!!! So yummy and festive!

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    pebbles — November 14, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    I have a problem with getting chocolate bark to melt it never melts to the right consistency for dipping. Have the same problem with the discs they melt but never thin enough for dipping. more of a frosting consistency any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    • Christina replied: — November 20th, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

      I know this might sound crazy, but make sure you’re not overheating your chocolate. I always melt chocolate on low heat. If you take your time and melt the chocolate slowly it should be the correct consistency. If that still doesn’t work for the chocolate you are using, you can try adding a small amount of vegetable shortening until smooth. I hope this helps! :)

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