This Valentines Day Cake Balls Recipe will be a hit with everyone.  Valentines Day Cake Bites are easy to make, festive and taste amazing.

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate covered cake balls falling out of a Valentine's Day cup with the words, Valentine's Day Cake Bites, on it.

Valentine’s Day Cake Balls:

These cake bites are sure to impress everyone this Valentine’s Day! They are just so adorable plus really tasty. We have so much fun making Cake balls.

These little bites of creamy cake and yummy chocolate are so delicious. It’s always so fun to eat bite size foods and this recipe is no exception.

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate covered cake balls falling out of a Valentine's Day cup.

How to decorate cake pops?

Add a few sprinkles on top and you are ready to serve them. Plus, this recipe could easily be changed for other holidays, birthday parties and more!

Just switch up the sprinkles and the color of cake mix that suits the occasion.

Also, make sure to top the cake pops with the sprinkles immediately after they are coated with the chocolate before the chocolate hardens.

Cake Pop Recipe

You can easily turn these into cake pops if you prefer. It is so easy and kids love cake pops for the perfect valentine desserts.

You can use chocolate cake, red velvet cake or any type of cake you like. We love to use a mix of white chocolate and milk chocolate.

A Valentine's Day Cup filled with cake pops with 3 cake pops laying in front of it.

How to make Valentine cake pops recipe?

Truly it’s as simple as getting some lollipop sticks to put in them and there you go! It’s that easy to turn these cake balls into cake pops.

Also, it’s totally optional but if you do make cake pops, one of these holders make displaying easy!  This is the one I have and I love it.

A cake pop stand

Tips for making cake pops for Valentine’s Day:

First, a few tips. If you have never made these before, grab more chocolate than you think you need. Better to have more than run out mid baking session.

I use the Wilton Chocolate Dipping spoon. This helps drain the chocolate off the balls and use less chocolate.

We use baking chocolate but you can also use wilton candy melts.

Make sure to work quickly when topping the sprinkles on these cake balls. They will need to be added to the chocolate before it hardens.

How to shape cake pops?

I also recommend a cookie scoop. You can easily make these into balls that are uniform and it’s so easy.

White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate covered cake balls falling out of a Valentine's Day cup with one of the cake pops have a bite out of it.

These cake pop hacks will make this so easy!

You will love making cake pops.

Supplies Needed:

Here are the kitchen supplies that you’ll need to make this easy cake ball recipe.

  • Large Mixing Bowl – To combine the cake and frosting together in.
  • Cake Pan – To prepare and bake the cake in.
  • Small Mixing Bowls – To melt the chocolate in for dipping the cake balls.
  • Baking Sheets – To place the cake balls on while they cool.
Ingredients to make Valentine's Day Cake Balls

Valentines day cake balls ingredients:

  • Cake mix and ingredients to make cake (usually water, egg and oil)
  • Frosting of your choice (You can use a homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.)
  • White Baking Chocolate 
  • Dark Baking Chocolate 
  • Valentine Sprinkles 
White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate covered cake balls falling out of a Valentine's Day cup.

How to make valentines day cake pops:

The cake baked, cooled and cut into pieces.

Bake cake according to package directions and cool completely at room temperature.

The diced up cake placed in a large mixing bowl.

Slice cake into small pieces and place into a large bowl.

The frosting added to the mixing bowl with the diced up cake

Break apart large pieces of the cake with a spoon. Add about ¾ tub of frosting and mix well.

The cake and frosting mixture combined together and rolled into balls with a cookie scoop

You may need to use your hands for this step. If mixture seems dry and won’t shape into a balls, add more frosting.

Remove the mixture from the bowl and roll into balls. A cookie scoop is the easiest way, just make sure you roll the balls smooth with the palms of your hand.

The cake and frosting rolled into a ball in a palm of a hand

Roll the cake mixture into balls and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to remove all the cake batter to form them into cake balls. Place onto prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.


Heat chocolate by breaking it apart and placing it into a bowl.


Heat for 2 minutes on 50% power in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.


Dip cake bites into melted chocolate. I like to place mine upside down and then flip them over to coat them and remove them.

The cake balls dipped in milk chocolate, placed on a baking sheet and topped with Valentine's Day sprinkles


Place onto another baking sheet lined with wax paper, parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick baking spray.

Sprinkle with valentine sprinkles and refrigerate until the chocolate firms up (approximately 10 – 15 minutes).

How to store these cake pops:

Store cake pops in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can also easily freeze these cake pops in a freezer bag or container for up to 4-5 months.

A close up of a Valentine's Day Cake Ball with a bite taken out of it to show the inside of the cake ball.

Variation Ideas:

  • Change up the cake mix. I used a strawberry cake mix but you can easily use your favorite flavor of cake for this recipe. White Cake Mix, Chocolate and Red Velvet would all be delicious in this simple recipe.
  • Use cream cheese instead of frosting. I used a buttercream frosting that I dyed pink for this recipe but it would work great with cream cheese frosting or just cream cheese as well to change up the flavor.
  • Use your favorite type of chocolate. I like to use both white chocolate and milk chocolate for coating these cake balls. This gives a great variety of flavors when serving this easy dessert recipe. However, you can easily use your favorite or use a color candy coating as well.

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Valentine’s Day Cake Balls Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This easy cake ball recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day. You can also try the cake pop recipe. Valentine’s Day Cake Balls Recipe is the perfect treat!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 60
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 97
Author Eating on A Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix and ingredients to make cake (usually water, egg and oil)
  • 1 tub frosting of your choice or  Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 12 ounces white baking chocolate
  • 12 ounces dark baking chocolate
  • Valentine sprinkles

Instructions

  • Bake cake according to package directions and cool completely.
  • Slice cake into small pieces and place into a mixing bowl.
  • Break apart large pieces with a spoon. Add about ¾ tub of frosting and mix well.
  • You may need to use your hands for this. If mixture seems dry and won’t shape into a ball, add more frosting.
  • Place wax paper onto a baking sheet or cutting board and clear a space in your refrigerator.
  • Shape cake into 1″ balls, using a tablespoon portion scoop is the easiest way, just make sure you roll the balls smooth with the palms of your hand.
  • Place onto prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Heat chocolate by breaking it apart and placing it into a bowl.
  • Heat for 2 minutes on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  • Dip cake bites into chocolate. I like to place mine upside down and then flip them over to coat them and remove them.
  • Place onto another baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  • Sprinkle with valentine sprinkles and refrigerate for chocolate to firm up.
  • Makes 60-70 cake bites
  • These also freeze well.

Recipe Notes

Easy Valentine’s Day Cake Balls Recipe that everyone will love. These are so cute and festive.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 97kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 1g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 3g, Sodium 66mg, Potassium 100mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Calcium 30mg, Iron 2.1mg

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  1. Hello.
    I’m making these Valentine’s Day cake balls right now. I was wondering what flavor of frosting to mix in with the red velvet cake? Can you tell me what you would use? Thanks for your help.

  2. I would mix in vanilla frosting or a cream cheese frosting with a red velvet cake. I hope you enjoy these cake balls!

  3. Yes, you can make these in advance. I store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.