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Cake Ball Flag Cake

Blogger Jessica Walker from Lil Miss Bossy shares a festive dessert idea for your Fourth of July celebration! Learn to make this recipe with our how-to article.

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 63

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped vanilla frosting
1
bag (14 oz) red candy melts
1
bag (14 oz) white candy melts
1
cup blue candy melts (from 14-oz bag)
Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors red sugar crystals, if desired
White sparkling sugar, if desired
Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors blue sugar crystals, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well. Using 1-inch scoop, shape mixture into balls; place on cookie sheet. Freeze about 45 minutes or until firm. When firm, transfer to refrigerator.
  • 3 In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave red candy melts uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 15-second increments until melted and smooth.
  • 4 Remove a few balls from refrigerator at a time. Using 2 forks, dip and roll 1 ball at a time in red coating. Return to cookie sheet; immediately sprinkle with red sugar crystals. Dip a total of 28 cake balls in red coating.
  • 5 Repeat melting instructions for white candy melts. Dip a total of 23 cake balls in white coating; immediately sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • 6 Repeat melting instructions for blue candy melts. Dip remaining 12 cake balls in blue coating; immediately sprinkle with blue sugar crystals. Refrigerate all coated cake balls about 10 minutes or until set.
  • 7 On serving tray, arrange cake balls in flag pattern in 7 rows, starting from the bottom: 1 row of 9 red balls, 1 row of 9 white balls, 1 more row of 9 red balls, 1 more row of 9 white balls, 1 row of 4 blue balls and 5 red balls, 1 row of 4 blue balls and 5 white balls, and 1 more row of 4 blue balls and 5 red balls. Store tightly covered. Serve at room temperature.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

To keep the candy coating smooth, place bowl in pan of hot water while you are dipping. Or it can be reheated in the microwave if too thick to coat.

These cake balls are great to make ahead and freeze, wrapped tightly, until your party.

Decorate the cake with red, white and blue candy sprinkles instead of colored sugar…or use star-shaped candy sprinkles for an even more patriotic touch!

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