Delicious Balls of Goodness

A co-worker of mine first introduced me to cake balls. I had never heard of them before. Apparently I was totally out of it because they have been around for awhile and have been quite the thing. But in my little neck of the world, they were new…. and delicious!!! I immediately had to go home and try to make them.

What you will need:
* any cake mix and the ingredients to make the cake
* one tub of frosting
* chocolate chips or candy chocolate from a candy store

Sounds simple so far, right?

Make the cake according to directions and let it cool. This part is important. If it’s warm it will melt the frosting and it’ll be a gooey mess.

After it has completely cooled, crumble it up into a large bowl.

Add the tub of frosting. Get creative here. You can use spice cake with cream cheese frosting, chocolate cake with vanilla frosting, you name it. We chose to make vanilla cake with vanilla frosting because that’s what my kids love.

Stir it up until it looks like a bowl of goo. Seriously, it kind of looks like throw up but it smells super yummy.

Scoop out about a tablespoon or so and form into a ball. We used our fantastic Pampered Chef large scoop because it was the perfect size (and we got tired of rolling them out.) Place them on a cookie sheet and set aside.

In a double boiler (or you can do this in the microwave) melt the chocolate chips. When the chocolate is smooth and creamy, dip each cake ball into it and remove. Place back onto the cookie sheet and let cool. Again, be creative here. We used chocolate chips for some of them but then we used white chocolate for some and even pink mint chips for some. My daughter loved those ones, of course.

Let cool and enjoy!

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  1. i heart making cake balls with leftover cake tops. my kids heart eating them too:-) LOL!

  2. I can vouch for this recipe and tell you it’s darn delicious. You make the best treats, Erin.

  3. I have seen cake balls but have never tried to make them. Yours look beautiful and delicious:)

  4. looks delicious! I think I’ll have to try these!

  5. Oh we must do this!!! Thanks for the award, big shout out for ya on my site today. Swing on by and take a look. Have a great weekend!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What’s For Dinner

  6. yum! i need to try these!

  7. It’s funny that I haven’t made these yet! They sound and look so yummy!!

  8. My soon to be 4yo son would love this activity & we would get some yummy goodness out of it too!

  9. Yummy. I have made oreo balls and they are wonderful.

  10. Oh yum! I just need to get a scooper like that and then me and my kiddoes will be making those! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales!

  11. love this idea… i think i am going to make these for a few showers i will be throwing in the near future… thanks!!!

  12. I just made these, yesterday. They are yummy. Yours look wonderful. Don’t you love projects that the kids can help with?

  13. That looks & sounds delicious!! Definitely going to make it. Thank you!

  14. I’ve seen these but have never made them. My kids had a sleepover this weekend, this would have been so much fun for the kids. I will save this idea for another weekend, thanks!

  15. I have been dying to make these little treasures! Fabulous job….they look soooooo good!

  16. Erin, What a neat idea! I’ve see cake balls befoer but never seen this method – Love it! Super fun to get the kiddies involved too! TFS! I’ll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  17. OH so yummy!! I’ve heard of and eaten Oreo balls but not cake balls! I will SO have to make those! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Wow, so easy! I can’t wait to try them 🙂 thanks for sharing.

  19. Oooh, I have to try this!

  20. I’ve never seen these either! Oh my, they look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  21. All I can say is YUM!! Love all of the varieties. I need to try this!! Thanks for sharing!


  22. I have never made cake balls! My kids would die over these! They look so yummy and easy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and linking up for Tasty Tuesday! I’m now following your blog too! 🙂

  23. these sound yummy!!

  24. inventive!

  25. UMM
    I have never hear of this
    and Im feeling SO deprived!
    I can NOT wait to try this


  26. A couple of years ago my mom got on a kick of making these! Unfortunately I never ate one!!!

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  27. Oh those look great! I might make those with the kids one time over the summer for something to do! Better get the stuff on hand, great thing for a rainy day! Stopping by from Good, True & Beautiful.

  28. I made red white and blue ones last year and they were amazing. they did not look great but they tasted amazing

  29. Oh how I love cakeballs! Thanks for the tutorial!

  30. Holy cow, and that’s a portion of cake that might not make my hips expand!

  31. These look so good, I love it! Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister, please link up again this week!

  32. I’m going to get the stuff to make these cake balls- they look pretty simple as well as yummy!