I had leftover Red Velvet cake batter left……I made about 2 dozen bite sized cake balls for Thanksgiving dinner yesterday……..they were gone in about 10 minutes!

Cake Balls!


  • 2 cups crumbled cake scraps
  • 2 Tbsp. confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder ( if cake scraps are not chocolate based)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds, or any other nut you like, OR mini chocolate chips, M&M’s, get the idea! Smile
  • 2 generous shots of amaretto ( or any other liquer you may like) OR a good non-alcohol subsitution is any flavored coffee creamer)
  • * I used liquid French Vanilla*


    Put all ingredients in a mixer and mix on medium speed until the ingredients form a ball. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the liquid used to make it moist enough to form into balls.

  1. Use a tablespoon sized cookie scoop to make balls uniform in size. Roll te scooped dough in your hands to form a nice smooth ball. Allow cake balls to set on a parchment lined cookie sheet for a couple of hours, then dip in choclate or roll in confectioner’s sugar or cocoa.
  2. * I made them tiny, like 1 bite sized….you determine your sizes.*


EmilyP Says... 29 Apr 2010 , 12:11pm

so easy and ENDLESS possibilities! YumO!!! Thanks for sharing!

dacash Says... 26 May 2010 , 3:18pm

Thx so much for sharing!!

ginny33 Says... 25 Jul 2010 , 4:01pm

I made these for my girlfriend bday party and they were gone!! people who don't eat cake just love these. The one I made called for a little buttercream instead of powdered sugar, but still the greatest!!!

lovecake987 Says... 26 Jul 2010 , 2:22pm

just made this replace amaretto for Baileys... so yummy!!! You can see picture in my profile.

glesgagal Says... 10 Feb 2011 , 9:58pm

Please excuse but what are 'crumbed cake scraps?" I'm new at this.

-Sy- Says... 22 Feb 2011 , 5:41pm

When making a shaped or layered cake, one usually cuts the edges of the cake off, to make the finished product the right size/shape. The bits that are left over when you're finished cutting off corners, ends and tops are "Cake Scraps"! Right now, though, I have a whole cake in the oven that is going to get crumbled up to make "Cake Scraps" for some cake balls, Hehe!

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