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Decorated cake balls in white dish
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Cake Balls Recipe

This cake balls recipe is made with a classic vanilla cake mix, buttercream frosting, and candy melts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 410kcal


  • 1 classic vanilla cake
  • 1/4 tsp food coloring divided
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2 1/2 cups candy melts


  • Bake cake according to instructions, add food coloring if desired, and allow to cool.
  • To make the buttercream, beat together butter, sugar, and milk in a mixer on low speed. Add food coloring if desired.
  • In a large bowl crumble cake, add buttercream, and mix well.
  • Roll cake mixture into 2-inch balls. Makes approximately 24 cake balls. Place on a lined cookie sheet with wax paper. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 45 minutes.
  • Place candy melts in microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second increments on half power.
  • Dip cake truffles carefully and place them back on the lined cookie sheet.
  • Allow the cake balls to set for at least 30 minutes before serving or storing.


One cake makes 24 cake balls. 
Allow cake balls to firm up in the refigerator for at least 45 minutes before dipping. This will prevent the cake balls from crumbling. 
Heat candy melts at half power or you will run the risk of burning the candy. 
Consider adding a tsp of shortening to thin the candy melts for a smoother candy shell. 
Try different flavor cake mixes and different colored cnady melts to personalize these cake balls for any occassion. 


Serving: 12g | Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg
**Nutrition facts are based on my best estimation for this recipe. They may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you might make to the recipe. For most accurate calculations, I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use with the recipe.
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