Red Velvet Cake Bites Recipe (2024)

These Red Velvet Cake Bites are the perfect festive dessert, all year long, but especially during the holidays. If you are looking for a rich and delicious dessert, this is the one you need to try. They are out of this world.

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These Red Velvet Cake Bites taste like they are straight from a bakery!

There is a delicious shop here in Utah called The Sweet Tooth Fairy that makes the yummiest little baked goods – including cake bites.

Cake bites are basically the cake and frosting mixed together, then dipped in chocolate.

When our sister Stephanie moved to Los Angeles, she had some cake bites shipped out to her because they are just so amazing.

It got me thinking that these wouldn’t be that hard to make at home.

One batch of cake bites makes a ton, so they would be perfect to give out as gifts or treats for neighbors.

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How to make red velvet cake bites:

Step 1:Bake the cake according to directions on the package. You will also use the ingredients that the box asks for.

Let the baked cake, cool completely (I put mine in the freezer for about 45 minutes to cool it down super fast, but you could also let it cool overnight).

Step 2: Using your hands or forks, crumble the baked and cooled cake. I found that it was easiest to just use my hands to completely crumble the cake, but you could also use forks.

You will want to do this step, using a large bowl, because you will be adding your frosting to it next.

Step 3: Stir in your container of frosting (or homemade, if you choose to use that), about 1/2 a cup at a time. Once it reaches a nice consistency that will hold together when you roll it in a ball, it’s perfect.

Remember that you can always add frosting, but you can’t always take it away. You will want to add a little bit of frosting at a time.

Don’t add the frosting all at once because if it becomes too gooey, they won’t work, and you won’t be able to roll them into balls.

Step 4: Roll the mashed cake and frosting into balls. You can go as big or as small as you’d like, but keep in mind that these little bites are rich, so most people prefer smaller.

If you want them to look more like authentic cake bites, smoosh them down so that they are shape of a disc (not so rounded-out like a ball).

Step 5: Place bites on a large baking sheet (like a cookie sheet) and place them into the fridge for about 30 minutes to set up.

I covered my cookie sheet with parchment paper, but you could also use wax or aluminum foil.

Step 6: Melt white chocolate candy coating according to directions on back of package. I then used a skewer to dip each ball- I would poke it into the cake ball and dip it into the melted bark.

I had to rotate each bite a couple of times to make sure it was evenly covered with chocolate. Stick the cake bite back onto the pan or onto wax paper.

Step 7: Let the bites set up. I stuck them back into the fridge because I wanted them to harden quickly, but you could leave them out and they will be just fine.

If you are going to decorate them with sprinkles, make sure to do it before the candy coating hardens.

If you are doing to drizzle with red candy melts, it works best if the cake bite coating has completely set up.

To drizzle the candy melts on top, melt candy according to package directions. Spoon melted candy into a resealable sandwich bag.

Clip a TINY corner on the bag and drizzle the candy melts onto each bite.

Related Recipe: Looking for more Red Velvet recipes? Try our Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies and our Red Velvet Oreo Cookies!

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Serves: 50

Red Velvet Cake Bites Recipe

These Red Velvet Cake Bites are the perfect festive dessert, all year long, but especially during the holidays.

Prep Time 2 hours hrs

Cook Time 30 minutes mins

Total Time 2 hours hrs 30 minutes mins

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Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounces Red Velvet Cake Mix 1 box
  • cups water listed on cake box
  • 3 eggs listed on cake box
  • ½ cup vegetable oil listed on cake box
  • 16 ounces cream cheese frosting 1 package (or homemade frosting)
  • 1 pound white chocolate candy coating or almond bark
  • 15 Red Candy Melts optional for red stripes on top

Instructions

  • Bake the cake according to directions on the package.

  • Let it cool completely (I put mine in the freezer for about 45 minutes to cool it down really fast . . . but you could also let it cool overnight)

  • Put the entire cake in a bowl and crumble it up. I found that it was easiest to just use my hands to completely crumble the cake.

  • Stir in your container of frosting into the crumbled cake (or homemade, if you choose to use that), about 1/2 a cup at a time. Once it reaches a nice consistency that will hold together when you roll it in a ball, it's perfect.

  • Roll the mashed cake and frosting into balls. You can go as big or as small as you'd like, but keep in mind that these little bites are rich, so most people prefer smaller. If you want them to look more like authentic cake bites, smoosh them down so that they are shape of a disc (not so rounded-out like a ball). Place bites on a large baking sheet (like a cookie sheet) and place them into the fridge for about 30 minutes to set up.

  • Melt white chocolate candy coating according to directions on back of package. I then used a skewer to dip each ball- I would poke it into the cake ball and dip it into the melted bark. I had to rotate each bite a couple of times to make sure it was evenly covered with chocolate.

  • Stick the cake bite back onto the pan or onto wax paper.

  • Let the bites set up. I stuck them back into the fridge because I wanted them to harden quickly, but you could leave them out and they will be just fine. If you are going to decorate them with sprinkles, make sure to do it before the candy coating hardens. If you are doing to drizzle with red candy melts, it works best if the cake bite coating has completely set up.

  • To drizzle the candy melts on top, melt candy according to package directions.

  • Spoon melted candy into a resealable sandwich bag.

  • Clip a TINY corner on the bag and drizzle the candy melts onto each bite.

Notes

  • Stir in your container of frosting about 1/2 a cup at a time until you reach the right consistency.
  • These bites are very rich. They taste best rolled small.
  • Cover cookie sheet with wax paper for easy cleanup.

Nutrition

Calories: 150 kcal · Carbohydrates: 19 g · Protein: 1 g · Fat: 8 g · Saturated Fat: 5 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 10 mg · Sodium: 95 mg · Potassium: 35 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 16 g · Vitamin A: 15 IU · Calcium: 15 mg · Iron: 1 mg

Equipment

  • 9×13-inch Baking Pan

  • Large Mixing Bowl

  • Cookie Sheet

  • Wax Paper

  • Sandwich bag

Recipe Details

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

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  1. Heidi McCann says:

    These look delicious! If I make these the day before an event, how do you recommend to store them overnight?

  2. Cyd says:

    Store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

  3. Paula says:

    After you are finished making the cake balls, how long will they keep in freezer in airtight container or freezer bags??

  4. Cyd says:

    If you have them packaged well, they should be fine for up to a month. (If they last that long) :)

  5. Germaine says:

    I made these but failed with the candy coating, it was too liquid. I will have ti wait to try to put a second coating.

  6. ME says:

    Where does the almond bark come in?

  7. Cyd says:

    Step #6. Almond bark/White candy coating.

  8. Trina says:

    Would it still be good if I used regular chocolate coating instead of white?

  9. Sarah says:

    What frosting did you use?

  10. Momma Cyd says:

    If using store bought we like the Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Cream Cheese frosting. If using homemade, any buttercream cream cheese frosting is amazing.

  11. Momma Cyd says:

    Yes, if you like chocolate with your red velvet.

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