No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe

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Red Velvet Cake Balls are easy to make with just the right amount of decadence and sweetness that will leave your sweetheart wanting more.

Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe

Red Velvet Cake Balls are a quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

They’re a delicious treat, but they also make for great gifts!

Give yourself the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert this year with these bite-sized treats made from red velvet cake crumbs and cream cheese frosting dipped in chocolate.

They are easy to make with just the right amount of decadence and sweetness that will leave your sweetheart wanting more.

No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe

Whether it’s an intimate dinner at home or a big party full of friends, these cake balls are sure to be a hit!

Put these Red Velvet Cake Truffles on the menu this February 14th and enjoy every bite.

This recipe starts with a box cake mix, however, you can make a homemade red velvet cake if you prefer.

Makes 45 cake balls

Prep time: 30 minutes

Chill time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Red Velvet Truffles Ingredients

  • Traditional red velvet cake mix, prepared according to box instructions for a cake or red velvet cupcakes (skip the cupcake liners) can also be used.
  • Cream cheese icing
  • Red candy melts (you can also use dark chocolate for a richer chocolate flavor or white chocolate candy melts instead if you prefer)
  • Sprinkles
  • Red Food Coloring (optional for a gorgeous red color)
  • Cake Pop Stick (optional if you want to make cake pops)
  • For the exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

What is Red Velvet Truffles

The delicious, tangy taste of a red velvet cake ball is something you can enjoy any time – even if it’s just for dessert!

These sweet treats are made with cream cheese frosting and cocoa powder or beetroot powder.

They’re dipped in candy coating before being topped with colorful decorations that make them look closer than ever to what your inner child might think about when dreaming up an extra special treat for Valentine’s Day (or anytime really).

Baking Supplies Needed

  • Small cookie scoop
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Lollipop Sticks (optional)
  • Large bowl
  • Food processor (optional)

Tips for Making Red Velvet Treats

  • A food processor can be used if you don’t want to crumble the cake with your hands. Pulse lightly for fine crumbs.
  • Healthy fats such as coconut oil can be mixed in with the candy melts to make it easier to use. Mix about a tablespoon into the bowl before melting in the microwave or double boiler.
  • Applesauce can be used in the making of cake instead of vegetable oil to keep the cake more moist.

How to Make Red Velvet Cake Balls

Prepare and bake the cake mix in any type of pan. Allow cooling completely.

Firstly, scoop the baked cake into a large bowl and add both containers of room temperature cream cheese icing. Add red dye if you choose to.

Stir until the cake and icing are well combined and begin to stick together.

Use a 1-inch small cookie scoop to scoop out the batter.

Roll mixture it into a little ball between your hands and place the balls on a parchment paper or wax paper-lined cookie sheet.

Continue rolling until all the cake has been used.

Place the large baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours.

When ready to decorate, melt chocolate red candy wafers according to the package directions.

Place one of the cake balls on top of the fork. Dip cake balls in chocolate.

Holding the fork over the bowl of red candy, spoon the melted chocolate over the top of the ball until it’s fully coated.

Lightly tap the handle of the fork on the side of the bowl to knock off the excess chocolate, then transfer the coated cake ball back to the baking sheet.

After that, immediately decorate with sprinkles.

When all the cake balls are coated in chocolate, return the pan to the refrigerator to chill for an additional 30 minutes, until the candy coating has hardened.

On the other hand, you can turn these into Red Velvet Cake Pops by sticking lollipop sticks in them after coating them with chocolate.

No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe

The Red Velvet Cake Bites are one of my family’s favorite Red Velvet desserts.

Store in an airtight container.

No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe

No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe

Mary
Red Velvet Cake Balls are easy to make with just the right amount of decadence and sweetness that will leave your sweetheart wanting more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 45
Calories 27 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box traditional red velvet cake mix prepared
  • 2 containers cream cheese icing
  • 1 package red candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Cake Pop Stick

Baking Supplies Needed

  • Small cookie scoop
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Large bowl
  • Food processor

Instructions
 

  • Prepare and bake the cake mix in any type of pan. Allow cooling completely.
    red velvet cake batter
  • Firstly, scoop the baked cake into a large bowl and add both containers of room temperature cream cheese icing. Add red dye if you choose to.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
  • Stir until the cake and icing are well combined and begin to stick together. Use a 1-inch small cookie scoop to scoop out the batter.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
  • Roll mixture it into a little ball between your hands and place the balls on a parchment paper or wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
  • Continue rolling until all the cake has been used. Place the large baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours. When ready to decorate, melt chocolate red candy wafers according to the package directions.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
  • Place one of the cake balls on top of the fork. Dip cake balls in chocolate. Holding the fork over the bowl of red candy, spoon the melted chocolate over the top of the ball until it’s fully coated.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
  • Lightly tap the handle of the fork on the side of the bowl to knock off the excess chocolate, then transfer the coated cake ball back to the baking sheet. After that, immediately decorate with sprinkles.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
  • When all the cake balls are coated in chocolate, return the pan to the refrigerator to chill for an additional 30 minutes, until the candy coating has hardened.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe
  • On the other hand, you can turn these into Red Velvet Cake Pops by sticking lollipop sticks in them after coating them with chocolate.
    No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Balls Recipe

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Notes

Tips for Making Red Velvet Treats

  • A food processor can be used if you don't want to crumble the cake with your hands. Pulse lightly for fine crumbs.
  • Healthy fats such as coconut oil can be mixed in with the candy melts to make them easier to use. Mix about a tablespoon into the bowl before melting in the microwave or double boiler.
  • Applesauce can be used in the making of cake instead of vegetable oil to keep the cake moister.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 4gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 18mgSugar: 3g
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More Red Velvet Desserts

  • Red Velvet Ice Cream (Cream Cheese Ice Cream) – Have you ever had cream cheese ice cream? This Red Velvet Ice Cream dessert is made with a base of rich, creamy dairy products. It’s a wonderful indulgent treat for after-dinner for anyone who loves sweet flavors and decadent desserts.
  • Red Velvet Cake In a Jar Recipe – Why not give someone you love a Red Velvet Cake in Jar? It’s not often that you find a dessert as pretty and thoughtful as these.

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