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Monster Cake Balls

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Monster Cake Balls
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 42
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These fun, snackable desserts will delight little goblins, witches and adults alike! Betty Crocker™ yellow cake and frosting are mixed and shaped into cake balls, then dipped and decorated with colorful sprinkles and candy eyeballs for a spooky season specialty. Create a fun centerpiece with your batch of Monster Cake Balls!
Updated Oct 14, 2022

Ingredients

Decorations, as desired

  • Betty Crocker™ Dessert Decorations Candy Eyeballs, Betty Crocker™ Decorating Sprinkles and Sugars (assorted colors)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350° (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2
    Line large cookie sheet with waxed paper. Crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well. Shape mixture into 42 (1 1/2-inch) balls; place on cookie sheet. Freeze about 1 hour or until firm. When firm, transfer to refrigerator.
  • 3
    In 2-quart microwavable bowl, microwave blue candy melts uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute 30 seconds; stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 30-second increments until melted and smooth.
  • 4
    Remove one-third (14) of the cake balls from refrigerator. Place on second waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Using 2 forks, dip and roll 1 cake ball at a time in melted candy coating; gently shake off excess. Place on lined cookie sheet. Immediately place candy eyeballs on cake balls, and decorate with sprinkles. If candy melts have cooled too much, reheat as needed. Refrigerate coated cake balls 10 minutes.
  • 5
    Repeat melting, dipping and decorating with 14 cake balls and orange candy melts. Repeat melting, dipping and decorating with remaining 14 cake balls and white candy melts.
  • 6
    Store covered in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a fun decorated look, try drizzling different colored melted candy melts over coated cake ball. Return Monster Cake Balls to refrigerator, and refrigerate about 10 minutes or until set.
  • tip 2
    For even easier dipping, take two plastic forks, cut out center two tines, and use to dip cake balls into melted candy melts. To keep the candy coating smooth, reheat in the microwave if it becomes too thick to coat.
  • tip 3
    Mix it up and try decorating your Monster Cake Balls with larger Betty Crocker™ Dessert Decorations Candy Eyeballs or Betty Crocker™ Black Sugar, Green Sugar or Orange Sugar.
  • tip 4
    Coating sets up quickly! Decorate Monster Cake Balls as they are dipped.
  • tip 5
    Short on time? Make and bake the cake the day before. Cool completely, crumble and mix with frosting. Shape into balls; freeze and refrigerate as directed by recipe. Refrigerate chilled cake balls in a covered container. Continue with recipe the following day.

Nutrition

150 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cake Ball
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
7g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
8g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 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 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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