Cake Bites

Cake bites, cupcake pops, cake balls.... this cute little treat has been all the rage on recipe blogs since Bakerella made them famous a few years ago. My sweet mom-in-law sent me a package with everything I needed to make some for Valentine's Day, so I did just that. They are the easiest thing ever, although a little time consuming. And they are super addicting (betcha can't eat just one!) and super cute. You can also adapt them all you want by using any type of cake, frosting or dipping chocolate combination you please. I used devil's food cake/cream cheese frosting and lemon cake/lemon frosting and both turned out yummy (though I am partial to chocolate). Not that you need an excuse to make these, but they would be great for any holiday, birthday, baby shower, party... okay, just go make them! Cake bites are perfect for any occasion!

Cake Bites

1 boxed devil's food cake mix, prepared according to package directions in 9x13 pan
1 16 oz. can cream cheese frosting
1 package dipping chocolate (I liked white chocolate but you can use any kind)
wax paper

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50.)
4. Chill in freezer for a few minutes to set. (This is so they are easier to dip in melted chocolate.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a fork to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)

Only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.

Also, if you use lemon cake or any other cake that tends to be more moist, decrease the amount of frosting or add flour so it is not too wet or sticky to roll into balls. We ran into this problem with the lemon but a little flour fixed it in a snap.

Recipe made famous by Bakerella.


  1. OH my gosh I've made these before. Seriously, the world is perfect now because someone mustered up these little guys. You're making me hungry! They look great!

  2. These look fabulous! They would disappear quickly in my apartment!

  3. I will have to make these with the kids this weekend!

  4. Your cake bites look fantastic! Talk about a treat that would get raves from everyone. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cake bites up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com