Let me just start off by stating unequivocally that I am a scratch baker! Period! No room for semi-homemade in this house! That being said, the Oscars were on last night!! I didn’t have time to bake (much less from scratch) but I wanted to make something sweet to mail to my boys in college. I needed something easy that would stay fresh for several days, and would hold up to packaging and shipping (and wouldn’t require much concentration because the Oscars were on!). Cake balls! Oh, better yet, Red Velvet Cake Balls! These little gems can be made from a homemade cake and cream cheese icing or a cake mix and canned icing. Either way, they are embarrassingly easy to make, and as you can see, they dress up really well! And, that’s my point … scratch or not – easy or difficult – always make your work beautiful … which will make it taste better! Hopefully, my boys will just assume that these cake balls are made from mom’s homemade Red Velvet Cake recipe that they grew up on! Either way, I believe my boys will be thankful for the treats and certain of the love from within the box – which really was the whole point in the first place – to send them a piece of my heart.♥ Bet you can’t eat just one! Cindy
- 1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix ( Plus ingredients required for cake mix)
- 1/2 or less of a 16 oz container Duncan Hines Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 packages (16 oz) Vanilla and/Or Chocolate candy coating
- Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on box; cool slightly. Crumble cake into small pieces that resemble breadcrumbs into a large bowl.
- Add frosting. I usually add about 1/2 can or less, just enough to hold the balls together when shapped – and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
- Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on wax lined baking sheet; chill for approximately 1-2 hours.
- Melt candy coating according to directions on package.
- With a spoon, dip balls in melted candy coating; place on wax paper and sprinkle before they dry.