Easy No Bake Chocolate Cake Balls

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Making these delicious no-bake cake balls is a breeze and always brings smiles to the faces of everyone who tries them! These tasty treats are like miniature birthday cakes in every bite! Give them a try today and you won’t be disappointed.

No bake cake balls

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If you’re looking for an easy, no-fuss dessert that is sure to be a hit at any event or gathering, my go-to cake balls recipe cannot be beaten. Not only is it delicious and straightforward to make but its kid-friendly nature makes this the perfect opportunity to get your youngsters involved in baking! If you’ve been wanting your kids by your side as you bake up something special, start with this tried and true recipe today.

If you want to make a delicious no-bake cake balls recipe with minimal effort, this idea here is just the trick! You might think that using cake mix is taking a shortcut, but it’s an incredibly clever hack. Not only are there other easy hacks like making dump cakes and cookies or even utilizing cake mix for pie crusts — yellow cake mixes give them such a distinct flavor compared to any other baking mixture. Try this recipe out today and taste the difference it makes!

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What are cake balls?

Cake balls are little bites of cake that have been rolled into a ball and coated in chocolate. They’re usually made with leftover cake crumbs, but can also be made from scratch. The best thing about cake balls is that they’re so versatile! You can make them in any flavor you like, and top them with all sorts of fun things.

What is the difference between a cake pop and a cake ball?

The main difference between cake pops and cake balls is that cake pops are usually on a stick, while cake balls are not.

Are truffles and cake pops the same thing?

No, truffles and cake pops are not the same thing. Cake pops are made from cake batter, while truffles are made from melted chocolate and heavy cream. Both can be coated in chocolate or other decorations, but the base ingredients are different. However, most people use the terms “cake truffles” and “cake pops” interchangeably.

No bake cake batter balls recipe

Are cake pops cooked or raw?

Cake pops can be cooked or raw. If you’re using a cake mix, the cake balls will need to be baked in the oven according to package directions before being dipped in chocolate and decorated.

If you’re making your cake pop dough from scratch, then they can be eaten raw or baked in the oven before being dipped in chocolate and decorated. Make sure you “pre-bake” your flour before using in your no bake cake pops to prevent it from being raw (raw flour might contain bacteria). If you’re baking your cake first, make sure you let cake cool completely before using in the cake balls recipe.

How to make round cake balls?

The key to making perfectly round cake balls is to roll them between your hands and use gentle pressure. Start with a small portion of the cake batter, roll it into a ball between your palms, and then gently press down on the top and bottom to get an even shape. You can also use a mini ice cream scoop for uniform shapes.

How do you keep cake pops from falling apart?

The best way to keep cake pops from falling apart is to make sure they are cold before you dip them. You can also use a stabilizer like ganache, butter, cream cheese frosting or melted chocolate to help hold them together. Finally, be careful not to over-handle the cake pops while dipping and decorating, as this can cause them to break or crumble.

What is the best thing to coat cake pops in?

The best thing to coat cake pops in is melted chocolate or candy melts. You can also use frosting, yogurt chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or even shredded coconut. You can also buy ready-made candy coating from your local craft store if you don’t want to make your own.

How do you dip cake pops perfectly?

The best way to dip cake pops perfectly is to use a spoon and fork and do it in batches.

Start by dipping the cake pop halfway into the melted chocolate using the fork, then use a spoon to pour more chocolate over the top until it has completely covered the cake pop.

Gently tap off any excess chocolate, then place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper to dry.

Once the chocolate has hardened, you can decorate them as desired!

Should you refrigerate cake pops before dipping?

Yes, you should keep your cake pops in the refrigerator before dipping. This will firm up the balls and help them keep their shape while dipping. Once you’re done dipping them, they can be left out at room temperature to dry.

No bake cake batter balls recipe

How do you drizzle chocolate on cake balls?

The best way to drizzle chocolate on cake balls to decorate them is to use a piping bag or squeeze bottle. Start by melting your chocolate, then transfer it to the piping bag or squeeze bottle. Cut a small hole in the tip of the bag or bottle, and slowly and evenly pipe the melted chocolate over each cake ball. You can also use ready made chocolate frosting or vanilla frosting to decorate your pops.

Why are my cake balls sweating?

Cake balls can “sweat” when they come in contact with condensation. This usually happens when the cake balls are left out at room temperature and not properly covered or stored. To prevent this, make sure to store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to serve them.

How long do cake balls stay fresh?

Cake balls can stay fresh for up to four days if stored in an airtight container. If you need them to last longer, try freezing them and then thawing them when needed. In the fridge, they’ll last up to a week. When frozen they’ll last up to two months.

How many calories are in a cake ball?

The number of calories and nutritional values in a cake ball will depend on the ingredients and toppings used. Generally, they range from around 40 to 70 calories per cake ball, and contain around 5-7g of carbohydrates, 1-2g of protein, 2-4 milligrams of calcium, and 0-2g of trans fat per cake ball. To find exact nutritional information for your cake balls, use an online nutrition calculator or consult a dietician or nutritionist.

Variations of the recipe

If you want your pops to taste like carrot cake, strawberry cake, pumpkin pie, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you can add extracts, spices, and food coloring to your dough/batter.

If you’d like to make them gluten-free, try using oat flour instead of regular all-purpose flour. For vegan no-bake cake balls, use dairy-free versions of the ingredients listed in the recipe. This recipe doesn’t use egg so it is easy to make vegan.

You can also change up the coatings for your cake balls, such as white chocolate or butterscotch chips instead of melted chocolate. You can even use crushed cookies, nuts, or sprinkles to give your cake balls a unique look and flavor!

No matter what variation you choose, these no-bake cake balls are sure to be a hit! Have fun and experiment with different flavors and coatings. Enjoy!

Cake Balls Recipe

No bake cake batter balls recipe

What are cake balls made of?

  • ½ cup butter, softened (use unsalted for sodium controlled diets)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour (pre bake in the microwave for 15 seconds in 3 batches, then let cool completely before using in the recipe)
  • 1 cup dry powder from a box of yellow cake mix. Use chocolate cake mix if you want to make chocolate cake balls! For a red velvet cake variation, you can use a box of red velvet cake or simply add red gel food coloring.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons multicolor sprinkles
  • 16 ounces vanilla flavored almond bark

You will also need:

  • baking sheet
  • parchment, wax or baking paper
  • for
  • spoon
  • mixing bowl
  • electric mixer

Instructions:

  • Line baking sheet with parchment or baking paper.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar for 1 minute until it is smooth. Mix in the flour, cake mix, salt, and vanilla, and then add milk by tablespoonsful until a soft, Play-Doh consistency. Mix in the sprinkles.
  • Use a tablespoon-size measuring spoon, a small cookie scoop or a small ice cream scoop to portion out 24 pieces out of the cake mixture and roll each between your palms into a smooth ball. Place the balls on a wax paper or parchment-lined bake sheet and chill for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the almond bark into a microwavable bowl and warm in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stopping and stirring between each, until the coating can be completely stirred into a smooth coating.
  • Use a skewer or two forks to hold the balls as you dip and swirl them into the warm coating. Return them to the lined bake sheet and immediately decorate each with some of the sprinkles. You will only use about 1/3 of the cake mix.
  • Store the rest in an airtight container to make more balls later, or make a small cake using about 2/3 of the called for ingredients and baking in a 7 x 11 greased pan.

Bo bake cake balls are a delicious treat perfect for any occasion. All you need is a few simple ingredients, and you can easily make these tasty treats from the comfort of your own kitchen. With the right techniques, you can dip them perfectly in melted chocolate or drizzle it over the top to decorate them as desired. Enjoy!

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Easy No Bake Cake Batter Balls Recipe

With no baking required, these delicious cake balls make the perfect easy dessert to bring smiles to anyone's face!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake truffles, cheesecake balls, no bake cake pops
Servings: 24 cake balls
Author: Petro

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry mix from a box of yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons multicolor sprinkles
  • 16 ounces vanilla flavored almond bark sprinkles for decorating

Equipment

Instructions

  • Line baking sheet with parchment or baking paper.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar for 1 minute until it is smooth. Mix in the flour, cake mix, salt, and vanilla, and then add milk by tablespoonsful until a soft, Play-Doh consistency. Mix in the sprinkles.
  • Use a tablespoon-size measuring spoon, a small cookie scoop or a small ice cream scoop to portion out 24 pieces out of the cake mixture and roll each between your palms into a smooth ball. Place the balls on a wax paper or parchment-lined bake sheet and chill for about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place the almond bark into a microwavable bowl and warm in the microwave in 30-second bursts, stopping and stirring between each, until the coating can be completely stirred into a smooth coating.
  • Use a skewer or two forks to hold the balls as you dip and swirl them into the warm coating. Return them to the lined bake sheet and immediately decorate each with some of the sprinkles. You will only use about 1/3 of the cake mix.
  • Store the rest in an airtight container to make more balls later, or make a small cake using about 2/3 of the called-for ingredients and baking in a 7 x 11 greased pan.
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing our post from TheBestDessertRecipes.com! Hope everyone enjoys this easy cake recipe. :)