Cake Balls Recipe

How to make Cake balls. These bite-sized balls are made of crumbled cake mixed with cream cheese frosting and covered with a white and dark chocolate coating. Easy to make into cake pops for tasty party bites.

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Cake balls or “cake truffles” are super simple to make and are brilliant for special occasions. Cake truffles make the perfect gift for family and friends. It's an easy cake pop recipe that's a little different from most as I use cream cheese to blend all the ingredients together. Making the balls without frosting gives your cake bites a little extra flavor stopping them from being overpoweringly sweet.

What is a cake Ball?

Recipes for cake balls are just like cake pops but without the stick. They are made by mixing cake frosting and cake crumbs together and molded into small ball's about the size of a truffle. Then lastly they are dunked into melted chocolate or candy melts to form a perfect chocolate coating. You can choose to decorate your cake truffles further by adding a different chocolate drizzle or even add a few sprinkles or funfetti.

How long are cake truffles good for?

You make cake truffles with cream cheese and fresh cake crumbs so they will only last for about 5-7 days stored in an airtight container in your fridge. You can also freeze the cake balls for 1-2 months, just be sure to take them out of the freezer at least 12 hours before serving to fully defrost.

Do cake truffles have to be refrigerated?

Yes cake ball truffles need to be stored in the refrigerator, as their made with cream cheese frosting. Take them out of the refrigerator an hour or two before serving, this will allow your chocolate cakes to come down to room temperature.

Cake balls or “cake truffles” are super simple to make and are brilliant for special occasions. Cake truffles make the perfect gift for family and friends. It's an easy cake pop recipe that's a little different from most as I use cream cheese to blend all the ingredients together. Making the balls without frosting gives your cake bites a little extra flavor stopping them from being overpoweringly sweet.

What is a cake Ball?

Recipes for cake balls are just like cake pops but without the stick. They are made by mixing cake frosting and cake crumbs together and molded into small ball's about the size of a truffle. Then lastly they are dunked into melted chocolate or candy melts to form a perfect chocolate coating. You can choose to decorate your cake truffles further by adding a different chocolate drizzle or even add a few sprinkles or funfetti.

How long are cake truffles good for?

You make cake truffles with cream cheese and fresh cake crumbs so they will only last for about 5-7 days stored in an airtight container in your fridge. You can also freeze the cake balls for 1-2 months, just be sure to take them out of the freezer at least 12 hours before serving to fully defrost.

Do cake truffles have to be refrigerated?

Yes cake ball truffles need to be stored in the refrigerator, as their made with cream cheese frosting. Take them out of the refrigerator an hour or two before serving, this will allow your chocolate cakes to come down to room temperature.

Chocolate cake balls on a dessert dish

Chocolate Cake Balls

Jennifer Katie
A Luxury white chocolate cake ball recipe using a blend of cream cheese and sponge cake. Chocolate truffles are easy to make from scratch and taste amazing. The perfect birthday lemon cake balls for parties and special occasions.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 30
Calories 162 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

How to make cake balls using leftover cake

  • First thing to do is line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them to one side.
    Preparing baking tray for chocolate cake pops
  • Then grab yourself a large mixing bowl and turn your lemon cake into crumbs by gently rubbing the cake between your fingertips.
    420 g Lemon cake
    crumble leftover lemon cake sponge
  • In a second mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese and icing sugar together until it is a smooth and creamy texture.
    210 g Cream cheese, 105 g Icing sugar
    Using handheld mixer to mix cream cheese frosting
  • Now mix the cream cheese frosting in with the cake crumbs until you have a big sticky dough.
    mix cream cheeses with lemon cake sponge
  • Next using your hands roll small amounts of cake mixture into round balls and place onto your parchment paper. Then place the cake balls into the freezer for about an hour or so.
    Place lemon cakes balls on tray
  • Grab yourself a glass Pyrex bowl, break your white chocolate or candy melts into chunks and melt over a pan of simmering water.
    300 g White chocolate
    white melted chocolate or candy melts for cake balls
  • Once melted remove from the heat, coat each cake ball with the melted chocolate by dipping it into the chocolate. Remove the balls from the bowl with a fork.
    Remove cake ball from white melted chocolate
  • Place your chocolate covered bites onto your parchment paper to set.
    Placing cake truffles on baking sheet
  • Now in a second glass Pyrex bowl, break your dark chocolate into chunks and melt it over a pan of simmering water the same way.
    150 g Dark chocolate
    melted chocolate or candy melts for cake pops
  • Once the chocolate has melted leave to cool slightly for a couple of minutes then place the chocolate into a piping bag, then slowly drizzle the chocolate back and forth over the coated white chocolate cake truffles.
    covering cake balls in chocolate
  • That’s it your cake truffles are complete. Place them in the fridge in an airtight container until your ready to serve.
    Chocolate cake balls on a dessert dish

Notes

Tips & Tricks
Because we made these cake balls with cream cheese frosting you should keep them in the fridge until your ready to serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 108mgCalcium: 40mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 121IUSugar: 16gFiber: 1gPotassium: 88mgCholesterol: 24mgCalories: 162kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 8gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 21gIron: 1mg
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