Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls | Cocktails with Mom

or Valentines this year I decided one of the treats that I wanted to make were Red Velvet Cake Balls!  Red Velvet is one of my favorite cakes and I decided I had to have it as a cake ball!  I have made cake balls before but they definitely aren’t as cute as they are in the store.  I used a Red Velvet cupcake mix I found on The Chronicles of a Carrot Top Mom, but you could also use a boxed cake mix and it is just as good!

I then poured the mix into a 9×13 pan and baked it to what the recipe said.  It baked a little bit longer than the cupcakes but I just kept checking it with a toothpick until it came out clean.

Red Velvet Cake Balls | Cocktails with Mom

Once it was baked and cooled for a while I crumbled up the cake and added the icing.  This time I used about 2 cups of the cream cheese icing.  I have done it before and used one container of store bought icing.  This seems to work just fine.  I was reading about making cake balls and one of the tips was to not add to much icing even though you might want to.  If you add to much you balls can break apart as easily as if you didn’t add enough.  You just have to find the perfect proportion for your mix.  The mix isn’t very pretty but it taste good!

Red Velvet Cake Balls | Cocktails with Mom

I then rolled my mix into balls.  I used a small scooper and used to scoops to make one ball.  I then put them all on baking tray and refrigerator them for about 30 minutes.

Red Velvet Cake Balls | Cocktails with Mom

I read when making cake pops it helps if you dip the sticks in the chocolate and then stick them into the ball for more support.  So I did this on all of my cake balls and then let them cool in the refrigerator for another hour.

Red Velvet Cake Balls | Cocktails with Mom

Once they were cooled they were ready to dip in chocolate and decorate with some sprinkles.  I’m not going to lie this is the hardest part for me.  I can’t ever get mine to look as pretty as they look on pinterest but they are delicious so I’ll take it!  This time I decided to sprinkle some small sprinkles on the bottom of my cake balls for a little decoration.

Red Velvet Cake Balls | Cocktails with Mom

They turned out great and everyone at the bridal shower I took them to loved them!  These are an easy recipe and are great to take to any party!


About Cara

Cara writes over at Craft Dictator, a craft/diy blog. She started crafting at a very young age with her mother (who also writes at Craft Dictator). She has a true passion for crafting, diy projects, sewing, repurposing, and baking! She is also an engineer by day and loves to be able to figure out complex projects and how she will make them!


  1. Looks yummy, great for a kids Valentine’s Day party!

  2. What fun these are to make, and to eat! I had forgotten how delightful cake balls are! I think I’ll make some tonight to take to our wholesalers tomorrow! Thanks!

  3. Diana says:

    Looks delicious!

  4. These look so yummy!!

  5. These look like they should be on a shelf in a bakery.. they look really good!

  6. Brandi says:

    I’m going to have to attempt to make cake balls at some point. I keep seeing all these yummy cake ball recipes I keep seeing.

  7. I’ve never made cake balls, but this doesn’t seem as crazy as I thought it would be. They look so cute and so good. I’m pinning this for my daughter and I to try. She’d be so thrilled if we were successful with it.

  8. Tracie says:

    I think yours came out looking really great. And super yummy (which is the most important part). Thanks for the great recipe.

  9. those look just too good!

  10. Those look great. I love red velvet.

  11. I am a huge sucker for red velvet anything and these sound SO darn delicious.

  12. Cake Balls seem to be the newest treat! I think I will make these for Valentines Day. Thanks

  13. I love cake pops and things like this. This looks so so good!

  14. Brilliant! I have to make cake pops. I keep meaning too…. :)

  15. I never realized how easy they are to make! I thought you had to have the special cake pop molds.

  16. These look so yummy! I know my daughter would love to make them. Thanks for the detailed instructions. Pinning!

  17. Those look delicious! I want to try this recipe!

  18. I think your cake balls came out beautiful!! Red velvet is one of my favorites as well and it is perfect for Valentines Day!

  19. Those look so delicious and really easy to make.
    I don’t think

  20. Those look so delicious and really easy to make.
    I don’t think

    • pushed the wrong button!!
      What I was going to say is that I don’t think I would make them with red velvet ( chees and chocolate are a one way ticket to a migraine for me) but I would use carrot cake instead. Love how simple this recipe is.

  21. Yum! Those look so good. I love red velvet cake!

  22. kim says:

    They came out great. Looks easy enough to do with my 4 year old. I just may have to make these too. Thanks for the great idea~

  23. andi says:

    they look SO good!! :D

  24. Yum this look fun to make and delicious too! Thanks for this recipe!

  25. These look amazing! My daughter LOVES red velvet cake, so I am going to surprise her with these for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Eva says:

    I have a cake ball machine and may just have to adapt this recipe – these little treats look absolutely scrumptious.

  27. Meegan says:

    You are definitely making my mouth water!! Pinned :)
    Have a Happy Valentines Day!

  28. Pam says:

    Those look so tasty! I love cake balls and think the Red Velvet is a perfect addition to a Valentine’s Day menu.

  29. Thank you for sharing this! We actually need to make cake pops for our son’s birthday next weekend.

  30. Leslie says:

    Yum! These look amazing. I haven’t made red velvet pops yet. Yummy!

  31. These look great but I don’t have the patience to bake with this much work. I am so lazy!

  32. Those look great and I will try to make some.

  33. I have been meaning to make cake pops and these look great!

  34. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Oh I need to try these! They look fabulous.

  35. Nicole says:

    These look really amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  36. brett says:

    my kids have a “thing” for red velvet lately, and in cake ball form? they won’t last!

  37. Zubia says:

    Scrummyy! Looks heavenly delicious! Can’t wait to try. x

  38. I love cake pops! Pinned Great directions and they look yummy!

  39. Debi says:

    Yum. I love red velvet and I love cake balls. Such a yummy treat

  40. Rosey says:

    These turned out great. I love the little cake balls, they’re great for a small treat that doesn’t make you overindulge. My favorite kind of treat. ;)

  41. I’ve always wondered how to make cake pops. It looks way easier than I thought it would be!

  42. These Look So YummI Cant Wait To Try!!

  43. Felicia says:

    These look amazing and are so perfect for valentines day!

  44. Lisa says:

    These look amazing!

  45. oh my red velvet cake balls are my absolute favorite dessert apart from cheescake. lol So yummy and perfect for valentines day too!

  46. These look so yummy. Red velvet is one of my all time favorites. What a great Valentine’s Day treat.

  47. These look amazeballs. (See what I just did there? Heehee) I’ve always been intimated by cake pops, but these look so good, I’m thinking about trading the plunge! Thank you. I’m pinning this :-)

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