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Cake Ball Truffles

Updated: May 26

"Cake balls are a welcome addition to any gathering, and they make super cute party favors as well. This basic recipe formula can be changed up into tons of fun flavor combinations."

Cake Ball Truffles

Servings – 20 Prep Time – 30 Minutes Cook Time – 35 Minutes

Chill Time - 30 Minutes


  • 1 - 15.25oz package yellow cake mix + ingredients from directions on package

  • 1 - 16oz container prepared chocolate frosting

  • 1 - 14oz bag chocolate candy melts or 1 - 12oz bag of milk chocolate chips (white chocolate is also an option.)

  • 1 tablespoon multicolored candy sprinkles, or as needed (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in a bowl using an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes more.

Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 28 to 33 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely, at least 1 hour.

Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl.

Stir frosting into the crumbled cake until mixture is sticky and starts to come together but is not too smooth. Refrigerate until chilled, for at least 30 minutes.

Roll cake mixture into eighteen 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.

Place about 1/4 cup candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until melted, about 20 seconds.

Gently dip balls into the melted chocolate to coat using a fork. Tap on the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

Decorate with candy sprinkles while chocolate coating is wet. Repeat to make remaining cake truffles, melting more candy melts as needed.


You can use any flavor or brand of frosting or boxed cake mix for these cake pops. Switch this up for holidays, birthday parties and even baby showers. Play with your food!

  • Red Velvet

  • Funfetti

  • Chocolate

  • Lemon

  • Strawberry

  • Devils food

  • Carrot Cake

  • Vanilla Cake

  • German Chocolate Cake

  • Orange Dreamsicle

  • Cherry

  • Mix in peanut butter

  • Mix in sprinkles

Follow the instructions on baking your cake according to the package directions.

"Cake balls are such a fun and festive dessert, and they’re almost too pretty to eat! I love making cake balls because they’re a total crowd pleaser, both kids and adults alike adore them. They are a great addition to any party. Make great gifts and a perfect filler for holiday cookies trays!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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