red velvet cake balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls

red velvet cake balls

We’ve officially begun celebrating the Christmas season!  Celebrations just aren’t the same without food, that’s why our family makes, eats and shares plenty of food!  

Each year we find ourselves wanting to give gifts of appreciation to lots of different people.  The list includes neighbors, friends, piano and karate teachers, as well as our church family.  As much as we’d like to give each of them a gift equal in value to our appreciation, we just can’t afford that so, we usually make them something homemade.

Last year, my daughter and I made these Red Velvet Cake Balls for her karate instructors.  They’re inexpensive, easy, festive and taste great! You could use a homemade Red Velvet Cake recipe but I find it difficult to crush up a homemade cake, so I use a cake mix.  But, if you happen to have a serious disaster with a homemade cake, like I did…this is a terrific “save”!   

A can of cream cheese frosting added to the cake gives these cake balls a smooth, moist texture with a rich, decadent taste. One cake mix makes about four dozen cake balls, so there’s plenty to go around.  I like to make them a day ahead, but it’s hard to keep my family out of desserts very long.  Because they’re individual balls (we don’t have to cut into a whole dessert) and it makes so many, we can have a couple when we’re finished and save the rest for our special friends.

Here’s the Recipe:

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix plus ingredients listed on box

1 can cream cheese frosting

11 oz bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips

red velvet cake balls

Since the cake mixes are inexpensive, I “splurge” on GOOD Chocolate Chips!

 red velvet cake balls

Prepare cake according to directs and bake in whatever pans you like

Allow cake to cool completely

red velvet cake balls

In a large mixing bowl, break cake into pieces

red velvet cake balls

Add the container of frosting

red velvet cake balls

Mix on low-speed until well blended

Refrigerate at least one hour

red velvet cake balls

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll dough into 1″ balls

Place balls on pan and freeze for one hour

*Balls can be covered and kept in the freezer overnight*

red velvet cake balls

When ready to dip, melt chocolate chips

*I prefer using a double boiler on stove, but they can be microwaved*

Dip each ball in white chocolate and place back on cold cookie sheet (this allows them to set faster)

red velvet cake balls

Package in Christmas gift bags or boxes tied with a bow or include them with other goodies in a gift basket!

Red Velvet Cake Balls
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix plus ingredients listed on box
  2. 1 can cream cheese frosting
  3. 11 oz bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Prepare cake according to directs and bake in whatever pans you like
  2. Allow cake to cool completely
  3. In a large mixing bowl, break cake into pieces
  4. Add the container of frosting
  5. Mix on low speed until well blended
  6. Refrigerate at least one hour
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll dough into 1" balls
  8. Place balls on pan and freeze for one hour
  9. *Balls can be covered and kept in the freezer overnight*
  10. When ready to dip, melt chocolate chips
  11. Dip each ball in white chocolate and place back on cold cookie sheet (this allows them to set faster)
Notes
  1. For melting chocolate I prefer using a double boiler on stove, but they can be microwaved
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7 Responses

    1. Danita

      We usually refrigerate but only because we like them cold. Since you’re using a canned frosting, leaving them in an airtight container on the counter should be fine. Thanks for stopping by Cindy! Merry Christmas

  1. My daughter adores these! A friend brought them to our Christmas celebration at church last year and she ate and ate and ate them… 🙂
    I’ve pinned the recipe and hope we can find some time to whip a batch up around here before Christmas.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday!

  2. PioneerMomma

    Yum! I love red velvet, and making them into bite sized cake balls is even better. I bet those white chocolate chips did wonders for the candy coating! Delicious! Pinned 🙂

    Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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