Bite Sized Cake Balls

by Carmen
(Goshen, IN, USA)

Bite Sized Cake Balls (Family Corner)

Bite Sized Cake Balls (Family Corner)

I, too, make this yummy recipe for bite sized cake balls that you had in the Charmingly Chocolate newsletter this month.

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 container frosting
  • 1 - 24 oz package of almond bark or confectioner's coating (you can even just use chocolate chips and a tablespoon of shortening)
  • waxed paper lined tray
  • contrasting drizzle (optional) - colored candy melts, white chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter chips

  1. Bake up your favorite homemade cake mix or just follow the directions on a box mix.
  2. As soon as you remove the cake from the oven, tip it out into a large bowl and break it up into pieces/crumbs.
  3. Stir in the entire container of frosting (or 2 cups of your own homemade blend) until thoroughly combined.
  4. Roll cake mixture into balls and place on waxed paper lined tray. Place tray in refrigerator for 2 hours to allow balls to chill.
  5. Melt your chosen chocolate chips, bark, or coating. You can use a double boiler or melt in a microwave safe bowl in 1 minute increments, stirring each time. Don't overheat your chocolate!
  6. Dip chilled balls into the melted chocolate and return to wax paper lined tray to set. You may need to remelt the chocolate part way through if it starts to get too thick.
  7. If you'd like some added decoration, use the contrasting colors to melt and drizzle across the tops.

The recipe was given to me a number of years ago from my husbands aunt. She called them "Fronkies." I'm not sure where she got the name but...........anyway, I wanted to share some variations.

My sister-in-law and I have made the choc. cake mix and have added strawberry flavoring, we also have added maraschino cherries as well.

I have made a white cake and added mint flavoring to it, this one a lot of people have liked the best.

One year my sister-in-law and I have added peach schnapps to the white cake mix and choc. cake mix. They were so good!

Hope this gives you more ideas for your own bite sized cake balls!

Hi Carmen,

These are excellent ideas for other versions of the bite sized cake balls! I love them. They all sound so yummy it's pretty hard to decide which ones to try first. :-)

I went ahead and included the recipe above for those who don't get the newsletter (what were they thinking?).

Thanks for giving us more "food for thought." Grin!

If anyone else has some other variations to this simple recipe, add them here!


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Jan 19, 2012
Shelf Life of Cake Ball Lollipops
by: Angie

Oh, your husband will LOVE the Cake Ball Lollipops!

I ordered cake balls for my mother-in-law's birthday last year from one of the sellers in our chocolate store.

They were mailed by regular mail, if I recall, and were perfectly fine when they arrived. My mother-in-law loved them and even froze them so she could make them last by taking them out a couple at a time.

I think at this time of year you should have no trouble posting the by regular mail since it's nice and cool. Just be sure to wrap them well. It would be nice if you can put them in an airtight container.

Jan 19, 2012
How long are cake lollipops good for??
by: Military Wife

I'm wanting to make Cake lollipops for my husband who is deployed...

Luckily he is still in the States and if I can't over night his package then I was wondering how long they would stay fresh for??

Thanks in Advance.

Nov 25, 2011
Cake Bals Not Sticking
by: Angie

Hi Yuri,

What recipe are you using? Cake balls are usually quite sweet because you are mixing the icing and the cake together so you have to expect the sweetness.

I can't really imagine why your cake ball mixture isn't sticking together. That's why I'm wondering what recipe you are using. Are you getting your hands into it and pressing the mixture well to form the balls?

Can you give us more details about what you are dealing with so perhaps one of us could offer you more suggestions?

Nov 25, 2011
Why isn't my cake ball sticking together?
by: Yuri

I've followed an online recipe and the part where I roll it, it wont stick and is coming out too sweet.

Sep 27, 2009
bite sized cake balls
by: jack


I have found that if you use khalua with dark chocolate cake. And if you bake your almounds in the oven. When cool chop up and add. Buy roasting the almonds it will bring out the flavor. From Jack in Canada

Dec 30, 2008
will this work with fondant?
by: Madalena

I have been wanting to try using fondant, and was wondering if this recipe will work? I was thinking of using a candy mold and putting (rolled or pourable fondant, whatever will work better) fondant then this as the filling and top off with fondant to cover. But since I've never worked with fondant I don't know. I mainly wanted to use the mold for the present shape!
Thanks for your help!

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