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Red Velvet Bourbon Cake Balls
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Red Velvet Bourbon Cake Balls

This Valentine’s Day we’re making red velvet bourbon cake balls for a fun adults-only treat. This is perfect to make for your significant or for a fun at home date night!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet bourbon cake ball recipe, red velvet bourbon cake balls
Servings: 48 cake balls
Author: Jill


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • eggs
  • oil water
  • 1 container of chocolate fudge frosting
  • 2 tbsp of spiced bourbon whisky
  • 2 bags of Ghiradelli white chocolate melting chips
  • 1 package of red candy melts
  • 1 container of wilton confetti hearts
  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 1 cookie sheet fitted with wax or parchment paper
  • double boiler
  • cupcake pan with cupcake liners


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare cake batter like directed on the back of the box
  • Mix in the 2 tbsp of the spiced bourbon whisky
  • Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake for 21 minutes
  • Once cupcakes have been baked and cooled, peel bake the cupcake liners
  • Doing only a few cupcakes at a time, crumble the cupcakes using your hand into a large mixing bowl
  • Crumble only about 10 cupcakes
  • Add in about 3 tablespoons of the chocolate frosting
  • Using your hand, or a wooden spoon, mix until combined and you have a dough like texture
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop some of the mixture into your hands and roll into a ball
  • Place ball onto the cookie sheet
  • Once all of the dough has been rolled into balls place into the fridge for 20 minutes or freezer for 10 minutes
  • Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate until smooth
  • Once your cake balls have hardened, using a fork and butter knife, dip a cake ball into the melted chocolate and fully coat it.
  • Use the fork to scoop up the cake ball and lightly tap the edge of the pot
  • Place cake ball onto the cookie sheet
  • Repeat previous steps until all cake balls have been rolled and dipped
  • Set aside for the chocolate to completely cool
  • Wash out your double boiler and dry very well
  • Pour about 1/4 of the red candy melt into the double boiler
  • Wait a few minutes and then mix with a spatula until smooth
  • Pour melted candy melts into the piping bag
  • Cut the tip off of the piping bag and drizzle the candy melt over the cake balls
  • Place a pink confetti sprinkle heart onto the middle of the cake ball
  • Let sit for 15 minutes before enjoying!