I wish I had known earlier how easy it was to make cake balls. Now that I do, I think it’s safe to say that I will be making these ALL THE TIME! They’re not just delicious, but they’re a lot of fun to decorate. This was my test batch for my sister’s baby shower coming up, so I did not try and make them look super fancy. I was just making sure this wasn’t going to look like a total Pinterest fail attempt for when I make the real deal.
- 1 box of funfetti cake mix
- 1 cream cheese icing container
- 2 bags white chocolate chips or vanilla wafers
- 1 bag of cake pop sticks or bamboo skewers (cut in half)
- Sprinkles, pink and purple writing gel or whatever you like to decorate with!
Bake the cake according to the instructions on the box. Let cool completely.
Use a food processor to pulse cake into fine crumbs. Transfer crumbs into a large bowl and mix in container of icing. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Using a tablespoon, scoop dough. Roll into balls and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Place in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes.
Melt chocolates according to the package, either in microwave or by using a double boiler. The double boiler is definitely easier if you have one- if not, the microwave method works well. It is just a little more time consuming.
Remove no more than 10 cake balls at a time from the freezer. Dip end of cake pop stick in icing then push halfway into one ball. Dip the cake ball in melted chocolate until covered. Get rid of excess chocolate by lightly tapping or swirling. Place on different wax paper-lined baking sheet to dry. For decorating with sprinkles, I’d suggest applying immediately to freshly dipped cake ball to ensure they stick. Otherwise, the decorating can be done at the end.
Have fun with this dessert- there’s no right or wrong way to decorate them which makes it awesome. Enjoy!
*Store for up to 10 days in freezer.