How to Make Cake Balls

How to Make Cake Balls

These easy cake balls will be the star of the meal!

How to Make Cake Balls
How to Make Cake Balls
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Cake pop sticks are getting more and more popular nowadays, and there's no wonder as to why! These little pastry balls are super easy to make, and they are as cute as buttons. This easy cake ball recipe will put a smile on everyone's face. Some of the simple instructions include making a boxed cake mix and crumbling it up with your hands. Not only is that a great way to work out your aggression, but it's fun as well! Top these homemade cake pops with sprinkles and enjoy.

Preparation Time1 hr

Cooking Time1 hr


  • 1 box cake mix (and ingredients to make cake mix)
  • 1 can frosting
  • 32 ounces candy melts or coating
  • sprinkles

How to Make Cake Balls


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Make the cake according to package instructions.

  3. Place cooled cake in a bowl; add frosting. Turn the mixer on low and beat the frosting and cake crumbles together until combined.

  4. Measure 1 tablespoon of moist cake mixture and roll into a ball. Place balls on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze for 1 hour.

  5. Re-roll the chilled balls to smooth out, if needed. Place back into the fridge as you'll only work with a couple at a time.

  6. Melt the chocolate coating.

  7. Remove only 2-3 cake balls from the refrigerator at a time. Dip a lollipop stick about 1/2 inch into the coating, then insert into the center or the cake ball. Only push it about halfway through the cake ball. Dip the cake ball into the coating until it is completely covered.

  8. Decorate the top with sprinkles and place upright. Repeat with remaining cake balls, only working with some out of the refrigerator at a time.

  9. Coating will set within an hour. Store cake pops in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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These were sooooo good! So moist and delicious. Better than any cake ball I've ever had!

So good! I love how moist the cake was, and the chocolate coating was totally delicious. Super cute sprinkles too!

PERFECTION! These were so moist and delicious

Loved, loved, LOVED these. I'm normally a steak and potatoes kinda guy. No dessert for me. BUT THESE... I'll make an exception. They're delicious.

These cake pops were almost too pretty to eat! I LOVED the cute sprinkles on top. The inside of the pops were moist and sweet. I'm considering going back for another one...

These were some of the best cake balls I've had! The ratio of chocolate coating to cake was perfect, and the inside was moist and fluffy. The perfect sweet treat bite!


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