Surprise!!! These red velvet cake balls are filled with cream cheese frosting! A fun treat for birthdays, holidays, showers….it is all in the decorating!
- One red velvet cake mix (with oil, water and eggs to make according to box)
- One tub of ready-made cheesecake frosting.
- 2 (12 oz.) bags of Wilton White Candy Melts
- Sprinkles or dark chocolate candy melts to use for decorating.
- Bake cake mix according to package and cool
- While cake is baking/cooling- spoon 1/2 of the tub of frosting into a ziptop bag. Clip a corner and pipe dime-size dollops of frosting onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper (pipe about 35-40) Place in freezer.
- Cut cooled cake into pieces and chop into fine crumbs using a food processor or food chopper.
- Mix cake crumbs with remaining frosting until it can be formed into balls that hold together (you may not need all the frosting).
- Roll about one tablespoon of cake into a ball, press it flat and put a frozen frosting bit in the center. Wrap cake dough around frosting and smooth into a ball. (try to keep the frosting bits frozen- I did only 5 at a time and kept the rest in the freezer. The frosting will not freeze hard- it will be more like taffy when you peel it from the parchment paper).
- Refrigerate cake balls for a few hours.
- Melt Candy Melts in microwave in 30 second increments until smooth.
- Dip cold cake balls into white chocolate candy melts (this is the hardest part for me….I made a huge mess trying different techniques and finally settled on a fork, tapping it against the edge of the bowl until excess has drained away. Some people use toothpicks or spoons or special dipping tools….I think this part is just a mess for me no matter how I do it!)
- Place dipped cake balls on parchment paper to harden. If you are decorating with sprinkles, do this before the chocolate hardens. Otherwise, just drizzle with some dark chocolate for a more elegant look:
My thoughts: These are SO good. The frosting in the middle is a fun surprise and it adds a yummy creaminess to the cake balls. Hassle? Yes. I am convinced that cake balls and cake pops are not my gifting– so many people make them look effortless and that is NOT the case for me! I love the taste though….so once in awhile….ENJOY!!!
I love the frosting in the center! Awesome idea. 🙂
Thanks Carrie 🙂
These are sooooo pretty! I could do well with a few right about now!
Thanks! I’m on a diet….so I’m wishing I could eat some too…giving them all away tomorrow for Valentines 🙂
I’m on a diet too! Hahaha but these are so tempting man. Whyyyy??!!!! Lucky folks who get them tomorrow.
Happy Valentine’s Day! (In advance)
Ooooh!!!! They look yummy!!! Love the pics, by the way! We haven’t tried cake pops. Hope it was a fun experience.
I eat and enjoy anything red velvet…period.
me too!! yum!
Great Blog! Your photos are Fab and the step by step is just beautifully done! Thanks!
Thanks so much Laura!!! 🙂
That is amazing! I’ve never seen anyone else do a center with cream cheese frosting before! Such a wonderful idea!
Thanks so much! I want to try it with other frosting flavors/colors. A friend suggested it as a gender reveal dessert and I thought that sounded fun too.
We had red velvet cake balls for our wedding. So delicious!!! I am in the process of making your recipe now. I will let you know how it goes!!
Oh please do!!!
im abouth to do this;]
Fun! I hope you just love them!
So after they are done, do they need refrigerated? Thanks
P.s. Best website ever i love it! 🙂 im actually making them now for my father in law red velvet is his favorite and i thought it would be a fun surprise 🙂 thanks for the awesome recipe
You’re very welcome- and thanks for the encouragement! Sorry it took me awhile to get back with you- I was out of the country with no Internet:)
I’d keep them in the fridge- just to help them hold together a bit better.
How long will these keep in the fridge?
Oh several days at least. I bet they’d even freeze, but you’d have to experiment.