These Valentine’s Day red velvet cake balls are so simple to make. Grab a red velvet cake mix and pair with cream cheese, chocolate and sprinkled with red, pink and white sprinkles. This cake mix cake ball recipe is crazy simple, but so addictive to enjoy.
If you do not love red velvet, simple.. swap to a different cake mix flavor. This cake ball recipe is crazy simple and so delicious and addictive. These are a hit for a school party, play dates, or even a dessert to serve up after dinner.
Why this recipe works!
- Made with box cake mix.
- Creamy cake mix filling that is perfectly sweet.
- Dipped in chocolate and decorated with festive sprinkles.
- Kid friendly.
Cake Ball Ingredients
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
- Cake Mix – Red velvet cake mix, any brand.
- Cream Cheese – Softened, room temperature.
- Melting Chocolate – White and dark chocolate, Ghirardelli.
- Sprinkles – Valentine’s Day themed.
What to serve with cake balls
Are you wanting to make a date night at home? If so, here are some great recipes to create a restaurant worthy meal at home for Valentine’s day for your partner or family.
How To Make Red Velvet Cake Balls
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- Preheat the oven and prep the cake pan as directed.
- Once flour mixture has cooled after being baked, place in the bowl.
- Add in the cream cheese and mix until smooth and creamy.
- Use a cookie scoop and roll the batter into balls. Let the balls sit for 15 minutes before dipping.
- You will melt the chocolate as directed on the package.
- Melt chocolate and then dip into the melted chocolate.
- Shake off the excess chocolate, and place on a parchment lined pan or counter. Then add sprinkles.
You will want to store your cake balls in an airtight container in the fridge. The bake balls will last for up to a week.
Now you can also freeze the cake balls for 3-4 months. Just place in a freezer bag or freezer container. Then thaw in the fridge overnight.
- Use any flavor of cake mix you want.
- I used candy melts, but you can use any chocolate you want.
- Dip and decorate cake balls one at a time. Otherwise, the chocolate will set up quickly.
- Change up the sprinkles to fit a different holiday or theme.
- Using a cookie scoop will give you evenly shaped balls.
Just like raw eggs, raw flour can have bacteria that can make you sick if consumed raw. Baking the flour in the oven heats the flour to a safe level, so you can then consume the flour and it to be safe.
Of course, you can make a double batch if you want. This is a simple cake ball recipe that takes a bit of time to make, but overall the steps are very easy to follow.
Full fat cream cheese is going to give you this incredible rich flavor. Now, if you are looking to reduce the fat, reach for a lower fat cream cheese if you would prefer.
Need more Valentine’s Day recipes? Try these:
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Printable Recipe Card
Red Velvet Cake Balls
- 15.25 ounce box red velvet cake mix I used Betty Crocker
- 8 ounce cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 10 oz bag Ghirardelli vanilla melting wafers
- 10 oz bag Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
- Assorted sprinkles for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You will need to heat treat the cake mix to get rid of any bacteria before starting.
- Once the oven is heated, spread the cake mix onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Then remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.
- As the cake mix cools, place the softened cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy.
- Add the cooled cake mix into the bowl and fold it in with the cream cheese a few times with a rubber spatula. Then finish mixing with your hand mixer on medium-high speed until fully combined and you get a dough consistency. I like to fold with a spatula first to help avoid a flour mess.
- Cover the cake mix dough with plastic wrap and allow it to chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
- Once chilled, line two baking sheets with parchment paper and use a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the dough and place onto the baking sheets. Roll each of them into smooth and even balls with your hands. Set aside and allow them to expand, about 15 minutes, otherwise you are more likely to experience cracking of the coating.
- Prepare a double boiler to melt the melting wafers on the stovetop over low heat. Alternatively, you can use a microwave safe bowl and microwave on a low setting for 30 seconds increments, stirring between each time, until entirely melted. I prefer the double boiler method as it helps to keep the melted wafers at the right temperature.
- Place one dough ball on a fork and dip it fully into the melted wafers. Lift it out and tap the fork gently on the edge of the bowl or pot to help remove any excess coating from the dough ball, then place the coated balls onto the lined baking sheet. Before the coating dries, add some sprinkles on top.
- Repeat for the rest of the dough balls and space each one 2 inches apart.
- Allow to set completely before serving.
- Serve and enjoy!