How To: Cake Balls

Cake balls are a different way to indulge in one of America’s favorite desserts, cake.


Reagan Brewer

These balls are made with white chocolate and topped with sprinkles to improve the presentation of the product.

From weddings to birthday parties a classic cake is one of the most favored desserts. It can be used to celebrate or just enjoy. For some, a slice of cake may be too filling. As another way to enjoy cake is by forming it into cake balls. Cake balls use the same recipe as making a cake with a few altered and additional steps.


  • One box of cake
  • Three eggs
  • Half a cup of water
  • Half a cup of oil
  • One cup of frosting
  • One pound of white chocolate or milk chocolate candy melts
  • Half a cup of sprinkles


  • Prepare cake mix with the amount of oil, water and eggs directed on the box. Bake in a pan according to package directions.
  • Let the cake cool completely, then break apart and crumble until fine crumbs form.
  • Stir in the frosting until a dough forms. If the dough seems dry, you can add additional frosting, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Roll the cake mixture into tablespoon sized balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill for at least one hour.
  • Melt the white chocolate in a bowl in the microwave, heating in 30 second increments, and stir until completely smooth.
  • Place each cake ball on a fork and use a spoon to pour the candy melts over the cake ball. Tap against the side of the bowl to remove excess melted chocolate.
  • Place each ball on a parchment lined sheet pan. Top with sprinkles.
  • Repeat with remaining cake balls and melted chocolate.

This dessert is great for focusing on portion amounts and still being able to consume a dessert. These balls can be made up to three days in advance and can be stored in the refrigerator until ready to eat.