With all the cake baking I do, there is always leftover cake – especially when I have to carve a cake to a specific shape. A couple of weeks ago when I finished up the Hannah Montana Guitar cake, I decided that instead of feeding all that cake to the chickens, I’d freeze it and save it to make cake balls. Memorial Day Cake Balls.
I made Red Velvet Cake Balls last year and they were a huge hit so this weekend when my second son Caleb asked if he could make something sweet for our lunch at church, I told him, “Yes, how about cake balls?”
If you want a really detailed recipe with instructions for cake balls, you can search online (I search with Swag Bucks) and find a ton of them. Here… I’ll just give you the short version.
All you need is a cake mix (and ingredients on the box), a can of frosting (or a small batch of homemade frosting), and either chocolate, white chocolate, candy melts, etc. We also used some red and blue sprinkles since it’s Memorial Day weekend!
To make the balls, you bake the cake (according to package directions), allow it to cool, then crumble it all up in a big bowl. Add in a can of frosting (or 1 1/2 – 2 cups of homemade frosting) and mix it all together. With your bare hands is most effective.
Then roll the cake into balls (around 1 – 1 1/2 inches) and place on a cookie sheet. Freeze for about 20 minutes, then dip/roll around in melted chocolate (or almond bark or candy melts, etc.). That’s it! Delicious, yummy cake balls!!