Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls are a delightful treat that combines the rich flavors of red velvet cake with the convenience of a bite-sized snack. Covered in a shell of white or dark chocolate, these cake balls make for an irresistible dessert or a beautiful gift. Here鈥檚 a simple recipe to make Red Velvet Cake Balls at home.

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix (and ingredients required to make the cake, usually oil, water, and eggs)

For the Cake Ball Mixture:

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup cream cheese frosting (homemade or store-bought)

For the Coating:

  • 16 ounces white or dark chocolate, chopped (or candy melts)
  • Sprinkles or decorative sugar for garnishing (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Bake the Cake: Prepare the red velvet cake according to the package instructions. Bake in a 9脳13-inch pan and allow it to cool completely.
  2. Crumble the Cake: Once the cake is cooled, crumble it into a large bowl. Make sure there are no large chunks.
  3. Mix in Frosting: Add the cream cheese frosting to the crumbled cake. Start with 1/2 cup of frosting and add more as needed. The mixture should be moist enough to stick together but not too wet.
  4. Form Cake Balls: Using your hands or a small ice cream scoop, form the cake mixture into small balls, about 1-inch in diameter. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Chill: Chill the cake balls in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or in the freezer for about 30 minutes, until they are firm.
  6. Melt Chocolate: Melt the chocolate or candy melts in a double boiler or in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  7. Dip Cake Balls: Using a fork or a dipping tool, dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate, ensuring it鈥檚 completely coated. Tap off the excess chocolate.
  8. Decorate: Before the chocolate sets, decorate with sprinkles or decorative sugar if desired.
  9. Chill to Set: Place the coated cake balls back on the parchment paper and let them chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate has completely set.
  10. Serve or Store: Serve the red velvet cake balls at room temperature. They can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Enjoy your homemade Red Velvet Cake Balls! They鈥檙e perfect for parties, celebrations, or as a special treat for your loved ones.

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