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Cake Ball Flag Cake

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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 63
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A fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July, our Cake Ball Flag Cake is made with your favorite flavor of Betty Crocker Cake mix and decorated with patriotic-colored candy melts and Betty Crocker whipped vanilla frosting.
By Jessica Walker
Updated May 16, 2022
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  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    These cake balls are great to make ahead and freeze, wrapped tightly, until your party.
  • tip 3
    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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