Recipe By Allison
Published Dec 15th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 123.6

This recipe is very versatile and heavily addictive. You can mix and match cake and icing flavors as well as the chocolate coatings. The variations are unlimited, and they can be nicely packaged and given as gifts.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  2. 2 Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. 3 Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 123.6
  • Carbohydrate 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol 0.5 mg
  • Fat 5.2 g
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Protein 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.6 g
  • Sodium 143.4 mg
  • Sugar 14.1 g

Chef's Notes

If you want to go the extra mile, cake balls can be rolled in nuts, sprinkles, coconut, etc. or double-dipped in white and dark chocolates. White chocolate confectioners' coating is also called Almond Bark in some stores.


  1. I made mine look like mini cupcakes (melted chocolate in the bottom of the mold the ball on top then dip in chocolate after it sets). They looked really cute but were time consuming and as others have stated the texture of the cake is just such a turnoff. It feels like it's been pre-chewed - Read more ...
  2. These are great!!! And so easy!!! I see some members say they take hours to make (like one says 7....NOT!!! ) If you follow the instructions they are not that hard!!! Here's some of the variations I have used: Variations/flavors: • White cake mix and mint chocolate chip icing - Dipped in chocolate confectioners coating. - Read more ...
  3. This recipe just couldn't be easier. I read all the reviews and followed others' advice. 1) Trim off the edges of the cake to make it easier to crumble. 2) Mix in the frosting when the cake is still warm. You may only need half a container of frosting. 3) Use a cookie scoop to - Read more ...
  4. These were beautiful! I was a little hesitant to make them because of some of the bad reviews, but after adjusting some things, they came out wonderful! I used duncan hines devils food, and milk choc frosting. I baked the cake ALL the way, let cool completely, crumbled in a big mixing bowl, and added - Read more ...
  5. #1) Bake cake as directed. #2) Let the cake COOL for at least a half hour! Don't mix in the frosting while HOT! You will get a gooey, albeit yummy, mess! #3) I used a handmixer to mix the cake and frosting. I used a dark chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting. #4) Put this - Read more ...
  6. These things looked freaking awesome!!!! Mine also took an entire package of chocolate bark. I used milk chocolate cake, milk chocolate icing and the chocolate bark. It was divine. I had no problem with them holding together and I used my Pampered Chef scoop to make my balls uniform in size. I also used my - Read more ...
  7. These are so delicious! I used German chocolate cake mix and pecan coconut frosting and dipped them in chocolate almond bark. I crumbled the cake right after it came out of the oven, so it was still quite hot, but I believe that is one of the things that make it really stick together. Also - Read more ...
  8. YUM YUM YUM! I used strawberry cake mix with white frosing then dipped in dark chocolate. They taste very much like chocolate covered strawberries! As others have stated you must freeze these for at least one hour before trying to dip them. Also another trick for making the balls is to keep your hands slightly - Read more ...
  9. I made my cake last night. When i got home from church i cut the cake into about 2in pieces and put them all in my kitchen aid. I put the icing in the micorwave for 25 seconds, (just long enough to soften it and not make it runny) to make it easier to stir - Read more ...
  10. I have been making this item for about 1.5 years and am doing them for Christmas this year. I find it easier to dip if the prepared balls are refrigerated for about an hour, and dip them using an old Easter egg dye dipper instead of toothpicks (it wastes less chocolate and there is no - Read more ...