These red velvet cake mix balls are so easy to make! And aren’t they just so pretty??
You just mix together cake mix and cream cheese, and decorate with melting wafers and sprinkles. They’re no-bake (except to treat the cake mix), so it’s beyond easy to make these red velvet truffles. And they look fancy, but they’re super easy to decorate them, too.
You know I’m a fan of recipes that are low maintenance. I love cooking and baking, but when I can make a treat for everyone in just a few minutes without turning on my oven, that’s a win!
These red velvet cake mix balls are rich treats that melt in your mouth. They’re easy to take with you on the go, but delicious enough to serve at a holiday or family get-together.
What are Red Velvet Cake Mix Balls?
Red Velvet Cake Mix Balls, also called Red Velvet Truffles, are 2-bite, no-bake balls made from cake mix and cream cheese. They’re decorated with melting chocolate and sprinkles for a true coffee house look.
Why Are this Cake Mix Balls Called Red Velvet?
Red velvet cake is named after its color; it has a distinctive deep red hue. It also has a soft, velvety texture. The cake gets its red color from both cocoa powder and red food coloring which are added to the cake batter.
Can I Use A Different Cake Mix for This Recipe?
Absolutely! There are all kinds of cake mix balls out there. You can use almost every flavor of cake mix you’d like. Try any of these:
- Devil’s Food
- Yellow cake mix
You can also use different candy melts to make different colors or drizzle for your cake mix balls. Try red, white, and green for Christmas, pink and yellow for Easter, or Red, White, and Blue for the 4th of July.
How Do I Keep My Red Velvet Cake Balls from Falling Apart?
Because these are made from cream cheese and unbaked cake batter (not crumbled-up cake), they tend to stay together very well. The cream cheese acts like glue, holding the balls together.
Then, because these are dipped in candy melts, that solidifies them as well! So as long as you measure well, your cake balls should stay together well.
Tips and Recipe Notes
- Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature before you begin. Just take it out of the fridge about an hour before you start making these.
- Use a fork to swirl and coat the balls in the melting chocolate.
- I think full-fat cream cheese tastes best with these.
- Use a high-quality cake mix for the best flavor.
- Use good quality candy melts. It makes a big difference in how they coat your balls, and how they taste!
- Cake Mix – choose any cake mix you’d like!
- Cream Cheese – You can use frosting instead of cream cheese. They’ll taste much richer!
- Sprinkles – You can top these with anything you’d like. Granola, chopped nuts, chopped candy or chocolate, your favorite cereal – just make sure you sprinkle it on before the melted candy hardens.
Can I Dip These in Chocolate?
Yes! You can dip these in melted chocolate. I recommend melting chocolate chips in the microwave in 5-15 second burst. Add a small scoop of shortening to help it shine and harden nicely. Stir between each burst. When only a few chocolate chips are left unmelted, finish melting them by stirring until the mixture is totally smooth.
How Do I Store These Red Velvet Cake Mix Balls?
Cake mix truffles need to be stored in the fridge. That’s because they contain cream cheese which needs to be refrigerated. Place them in a container with a tight fitting lid and they’ll stay fresh for up to a week.
Can I Freeze Recipe?
Yes, you can freeze cake mix balls. Just place them in a Ziploc bag or airtight container. They’re delicious frozen, but be careful you don’t hurt your teeth. Thaw in the fridge for a few hours if you prefer.