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

Valentine's Day Cake Balls stacked on a platter
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These cake pops for Valentine’s Day are the perfect treat to make this holiday. I love to make these as a fun activity to do with the kids and to see what they create. If you are looking for a fun and easy Valentine’s Day Recipe, make these cake balls.

Another fun and delicious treat to make this Valentine’s Day is this Heart Shaped Cake or these Valentine’s Day Rolo Pretzels.

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

Valentine's Day Cake Balls Ingredients - cake mix, frosting, white baking chocolate, dark baking chocolate, sprinkles
  • 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 

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full list of ingredients and recipe.

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 Cake 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.

Step by Step Instructions

Baked cake in a baking pan

Step 1 – Bake cake according to package directions and cool completely at room temperature.

Crumbling the cake in a bowl

Step 2 – Slice cake into small pieces and place into a large bowl. Break apart large pieces of the cake with a spoon. Add about ¾ tub of frosting and mix well.

Rolling cake into balls

Step 3 – 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. Place onto prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Dipping cake balls into melted chocolate

Step 4 – 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.

  • Step 5 – Place onto another baking sheet lined with wax paper, parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
  • Step 6 – Sprinkle with valentine sprinkles and refrigerate until the chocolate firms up (approximately 10 – 15 minutes).

Recipe Tips

  • Shaping Cake Balls – The best to shape the cake into balls is to use a cooking scoop. This ensure that each cake ball is about the same size. 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.
  • Melting Chocolate – Be careful melting chocolate in the microwave. You want to heat in 30 second intervals and stir after each time. Stirring helps to melt the chocolate quickly without burning it.
  • Combining Cake with Frosting – You may need to use your hands for this step. If mixture seems dry and won’t shape into a balls, add more frosting.
  • Lollipop Stick – You can even added a lollipop stick when serving for a fun Valentine’s Day cake pop.
  • Make In Advance – This is a great recipe to prepare the cake in advance so it is completely cool when you try to prepare the cake balls.
Valentines Cake Balls stacked on parchment paper

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Cake Pops

Store cake pops in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

Can I Freeze Cake Pops?

You can also easily freeze these cake pops in a freezer bag or container for up to 4-5 months.

Valentine Cake Balls stacked in a box

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Valentine’s Day Cake Balls Recipe

5 from 8 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 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 60
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 97

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

  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. 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.