1 In Bookish Life

Triple Chocolate Cake Balls Recipe

I came up with a grand plan to make a chocolate layer cake for Jay’s birthday this year. He’s not a big dessert person, but chocolate cake with chocolate icing is one thing he can’t pass up. To my surprise (and immense disappointment), my cakes completely fell apart when I tried to remove them from the round pans. Pro tip – always line your pans with parchment or wax paper first! Since I already had the cake crumbs, I decided instead to make triple chocolate cake balls!

Cake balls are an extremely simple but delicious dessert. They are also a fun project to make with kids. The flavor combinations and toppings are endless. All it takes to put these together is a crumbled up cake, icing, and chocolate. The cake crumbs and icing are mixed together and then rolled into balls. After chilling, the balls get dipped in the melted chocolate. Sprinkles, chocolate drizzle, or cookie crumbs add an extra touch. I always use Merckens chocolate wafers since they melt easily and have a great chocolate flavor.

Cake and icing mixture


Cake balls prior to being dipped

Depending on your time and baking skill level, you can either make your cake and icing from scratch or use box cake and a jar of frosting. They’ll turn out great either way! These triple chocolate cake balls are a mix of homemade chocolate cake and store bought frosting. Thankfully I had a jar in my fridge (with only a few spoonfuls removed πŸ™‚ ).

If you’re looking for another easy chocolate dessert, check out my recipe for ice cream sundae cake!


Print Recipe
Triple Chocolate Cake Balls
Chocolate cake balls with milk chocolate icing and a white chocolate drizzle.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 Min
Cook Time 30 Min
Cake Balls
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 Min
Cook Time 30 Min
Cake Balls
  1. Prepare cake mix according to directions in 9x13 pan
  2. Let cake cool. Then crumble cake into small pieces
  3. Mix cake crumbles with icing
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  5. Form cake mixture into tablespoon size balls
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until balls are firm
  7. Melt chocolate wafers and dip cake balls in the chocolate. I've found it's easiest to place the balls on a fork and spoon chocolate over the top. Let the excess chocolate drip off before placing the covered balls back on the tray.
  8. Melt white chocolate chips and drizzle on top of the milk chocolate once it is firm.

1 Comment

  • Reply
    July 17, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Well, seems like a happy accident to me! These look delicious, and I bet my kid would really enjoy the making (okay, mostly eating) of these – bookmarking for later πŸ™‚

  • Leave a Reply