Reindeer Cake Balls

Merry Christmas everyone!

I’d heard about cake balls from Bakerella’s blog a while ago, but always assumed they were just that: balls of cake. Big whoop, I thought. Then, my amazingly talented friend Jen made some cake balls.

I know I’ve said simply “wow” for a lot of things, but wow.

Possibly the most amazingly perfect things I’ve ever tasted. If there was a cake ball diet, I’d be on it. I’d buy stock in cake balls if they were publicly traded. If it wasn’t a terrible idea, I’d name my firstborn Cake Ball.

The secret is that the frosting is INSIDE the cake ball, mixed with the cake. I know, right?! Genius.

I tried making reindeer cake pops (à la Bakerella), but their little heads were too top-heavy and I couldn’t keep them on the pops. Maybe next time.

Turned out pretty cute, yeah?

Reindeer Cake Balls

Reindeer Cake Pops

1 box cake mix (your choice)
1 can frosting (your choice)
Chocolate melts
M&Ms (brown and red)
Pretzels
Edible ink pen or black food coloring

  1. Prepare the cake per instructions on the box. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Crumble the cake into a large bowl.
  3. Add in frosting and mix with a spatula until completely combined.
  4. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Refrigerate or freeze for about an hour.
  5. Heat chocolate melts according to package. Roll each cake ball in chocolate until completely covered. Place on wax paper to cool.
  6. Immediately press in pretzels and M&Ms.
  7. Once completely cooled, use edible ink pen or black food coloring to draw on happy reindeer faces. Store in airtight container.

3 Responses to Reindeer Cake Balls

  1. Lanie Diamond says:

    OMG! They are so cute, just looking up, begging to be eaten. I like that in your directions, you instruct to “draw on “Happy” reindeer faces” – no sad reindeers. Sad reindeers are all wrong. Especially if Cake Ball, your child, is going to eat one!

  2. Mo says:

    Ohmigod, these are adorable (and I am sure delicious!)

  3. My girlfriend Jen came over for a lesson on how to make cake pops.She took home the cake pops and I was left with a few cake balls.. I have 2 Etsy aprons…a cupcake print from Boojiboo and a vintage paisley style from busybaprons.

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