funfetti cake balls

May 9, 2011
Cake.

Cake batter.

Frosting.

Sprinkles.

Digging in with a fork.

...or your hands.
It doesn't get much better than cake.  Just ask Jim Gaffigan.  He's a genius.
If you asked me, I'd like to roll around in some cake.  I'm willing to bet that Jim would partake in cake-rolling, too.
Playing with your food is fun and if you'd like to play around with your cake (which is even more fun) you should make some cake balls.  Funfetti cake balls are serious fun.
Mix together crumbled cake and frosting, roll them into balls, cover them in chocolate... what's not to like about that?  The process and the results are deliciously exciting.

Funfetti Cake Balls
1 vanilla cake (I used my Vanilla Buttercake recipe)
vanilla or buttercream frosting (frosting from a can would also work nicely)
rainbow sprinkes
white chocolate (as always, I use Ghirardelli)
1 teaspoon canola oil


  1. Crumble cake in a bowl with your hands.  Mix in frosting and sprinkles and combine well.  Freeze the mixture for half an hour until firm.
  2. Roll cake mixture into tablespoon-sized balls.  Return to the freezer for another 15 minutes.
  3. Melt chocolate and oil over a double boiler.  Dip cake balls into chocolate and top with sprinkles.  Place in refrigerator to harden. 

17 comments:

Jess said...

Well those look kind of amazing! They're making my mouth water...

Cooking With Cait said...

These look absolutely delicious!!

Jess said...

Thanks Jess and Cait! :)

Gastronome Tart said...

Congrats on Top 9! They look scrumptious!

maria elena said...

Jess, arata minunat!

Jess said...

@Gastronome Tart: Thanks so much! I'm SO excited!

@maria elena: Thank you! :) I totally translated "arata minunat" with Google's help :)

alyce said...

Sprinkle are so fun! My kids would love these.

Jess said...

You're right Alyce! My mom is planning to make these for my niece's second birthday party. They're perfect for little hands!

Carla Meine said...

I just got Bakerella's cake pop book. I've had a lot of fun experimenting with cake pops but now I'm about to get serious. I'll have to give these a try. My grand kids would love them.

cookingmesoftly said...

...simply delicious congrats

Jess said...

Thanks Carla! I need to check that book out! :) I agree, your grandkids would definitely love them!

And thank you cookingmesoftly! I'm so excited! :)

cookingwithchrissy said...

These look awesome! I just made homemade funfetti cupcakes last week...I wonder how they would taste with that! Congrats on the Top as well!

Anonymous said...

how long do you think these will stay fresh for? having a little get together on friday after work and won't have time to make them the day of..

Jess said...

If you made them tonight or tomorrow night, they will no doubt be perfect for Friday. I would be sure to store them in an airtight container in the fridge. :) Let me know how they work out!

melissa said...

do you use a whole can of frosting?

Shelley said...

those look like the best (and most fun) little treats I've ever seen in my life

simplybysteph.com said...

These look so yummy. My husband is an avid lover of anything funfetti. I will have to try to make these little treats for him. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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