Throwing it back to a now-classic recipe I found years ago when I first started blogging. Those were the days pre-cake pop craze when Bakerella was my blogger idol and cake balls were new & exciting. A lot has changed since then- including my recipe- but these balls are still as delicious as ever.
After digging into my old blogs, it appears I end up making these legitimately every-other year during Valentine’s season. And why not? These chocolatey red balls are perfect for Valentine’s day (and it’s just so fun to say balls). This time around I’m popping them into mini cupcake liners and sharing with co-workers.
Red Velvet Cake Balls (originally inspired by Bakerella)
1 box red velvet cake mix (plus ingredients required on back of box)
16oz Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate (for dipping)
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
4oz 1/3-less fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
- Bake red velvet cake according to box directions. Let cool completely then crumble into a large bowl. In another large bowl (or electric mixer) cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla then beat until combined. Add powdered sugar and beat until combined.
- Pour half of the cream cheese frosting into the cake crumbles, mix, then add more frosting until the cake crumbles just come together. Scoop by the tablespoon then roll into balls and place on a wax-paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cake mixture then refrigerate balls for 1-2 hours.
- Melt semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Dip cake balls in chocolate using a fork; let excess chocolate drip off, then place back on wax paper. The rest is up to you! Add sprinkles or use a fork to drizzle white chocolate, then refrigerate until chocolate is set and hardened. You can serve cold (my preference) or at room temperature, but make sure to store in the fridge. These should stay good for up to 3 days.
If you’re interested in ball-related humor (or my last cake ball sesh) see here: http://londonscrumbles.blogspot.com/2011/02/red-velvet-cake-balls.html