Strawberry Cake Balls
Strawberry Cake Balls are a quick & impressive dessert!
These little cuties are so fun to make. The kids and I went through a cake pop phase, and were dipping them in chocolate and using all sorts of different sprinkles. This kitchen activity really developed coordination skills for them. If you’ve ever make cake pops with the kids then you know what I’m talking about. The process involves mixing the frosting into the baked cake so the cake sticks together in a doughy form to make the balls, then roll the mixture into the balls, and next add the stick. They usually pick up on these steps very quickly, but it’s the stick and dipping that becomes the challenge. We worked on this several times, but the kids finally got it!
Brody and I decided to try something new, and make the Strawberry Cake Balls without the sticks and dipping. We made a batch of the cake balls, and rolled them in powdered sugar. Oh my, they were a hit. We made some for a party, and they were instantly a double hit!! My friend Jamara fell in love with these delicious little cuties. We now make them, and surprise her just because.
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Strawberry Cake Balls
What we love about making the cake balls is there’s very few ingredients. We cheated and used a boxed cake to save some time.
Here’s what we used:
- strawberry cake mix (You will need other ingredients for this depending on the brand.)
- vanilla frosting
- freeze dried strawberries
- powdered sugar
- pink edible dust
They taste so yummy just like this. The kids kept sneaking them, and thought I didn’t notice. Lol, I was just letting them have a little fun with it.
They look like little snow balls, :-). Keep in mind that the cake balls are very moist, therefore the powdered sugar tends to absorb the moisture and becomes a little sticky. I suggest rolling them in the powdered sugar before you serve them, so they look like this.
Don’t forget to sprinkle them with the pink edible dust. The Strawberry Cake Balls are very moist, and the freeze dried strawberry pieces really enhance the flavor of this treat. Although we love the strawberry, they’re super yummy in chocolate, vanilla, and lemon of course. (Lemon is my personal favorite!)
Let us know if you make them, and leave us a comment below.
If you’re looking for a different type of dessert try our popular Banana Chis Seed Pudding with Raspberry Sauce.
This recipe makes about 24 cake balls. (2 each)
- 1 box strawberry cake mix
- 2 tablespoons vanilla frosting (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons edible pink pearl dust (by Wilton)
Follow instruction on the cake box to make the cake. Let cake completely cool down after baking. You can set it in the refrigerator to cool it down for 10-15 minutes.
In a medium size bowl, add the powdered sugar and set aside.
Break apart the freeze dried strawberries, so they're in small pieces. They will crumble easily. Set aside.
Crumble the cake with your hands into a large bowl. Make sure not to leave any chunks. If some of the cake on the bottom and sides, are not soft then don't use this in the crumbs.
Add the freeze dried strawberries into the bowl with the cake crumbs.
Add 1 tablespoon of the frosting at a time to the crumbled cake. Using a fork, stir until well mixed. Take a spoonful in your hand and test the consistency by squeezing it in your hand. If it crumbles apart, add a little more frosting. You will want it to hold together without it being sticky.
Then add the next tablespoon, and repeat mixing. Do not add too much frosting, because the mix should stick together into a ball but not be wet and soft from too much frosting.
When you have just the right consistency, it time to roll into the balls. Get about 2 tablespoons of the mix in your hands, and form it into a ball. Then roll in a circle between your hands to get an even and round cake ball.
Once you have formed all the cake balls. Place about 5 at a time into the powdered sugar covering them until they'er all white. You can use a spoon for this, or simply move the bowl in circles so the cake ball roll around and are covered with the powdered sugar. Remove them from the powdered sugar, and set on a plate. Repeat this until you're done.
Sprinkle them with the pearl dust. You may wan to re-plate them if you're making these for a party.