Cake Ball Flag Cake

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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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.

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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!

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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