The Legendary Cake Ball

Red Velvet. Pumpkin Spice. Chocolate Espresso. There are soo many cake flavors to choose from when it comes to making a cake ball, one of the simplest yet most unique desserts to make. The funnest part is decorating them however you like with whatever color candy coating you fancy.

These cake balls were so fun to make because they were the first different color candy coating that I used other than the typical white or milk chocolate candy coating. I chose green though because I made them for one of my really close friends who moved to Ireland for med school. To make the letters and designs on the cake balls, I just put some of the melted candy coating in a ziploc bag and cut the corner off.

Ok so here is the recipe for the Legendary Cake Ball


  • One cake mix
  • 1/2 a can of frosting
  • 8oz bag of chocolate candy coating
  • Sprinkles, nuts, etc


  1. Bake the cake mix according to its own directions and wait until it cools completely
  2. In a large bowl, crumble the cake mix
  3. Add a 1/2 can of frosting and mix until the frosting is distributed
  4. Use a small scoop or your hands to form balls from the cake-icing mixture
  5. Put them on a tray and place in the freezer for about 1-2 hours or until firm enough to be dipped
  6. Melt the candy coating in a double boiler or microwave (be careful that you do not overheat the chocolate because it will turn into a grainy/lumpy texture)
  7. Dip the frozen cake balls into the chocolate and place on baking sheets
  8. If some of the cake balls start to fall apart, put them back in the freezer until firm again
  9. Decorate as you desire

16 thoughts on “The Legendary Cake Ball

  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE CAKE BALLS! I finally got around to making them back in October for a party and they were a huge hit! I used Funfetti cake mix and buttercream icing!

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  3. I’ve tried them once. Oh boy, they were delicious! But I couldn’t find the right recipe yet.
    They also called cake pops.
    Thank you for share.

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