Two of my favorite things to make are cupcakes and cake balls. So, it just seemed like Cupcake Cake Balls would be a perfect combination. These little, sweet balls of chocolaty goodness are fun to make and even better to eat!

To make Cupcake Cake Balls, start by making a basic cake pop recipe with your favorite Chocolate Cake box mix. YES (GASP!!) a box cake mix is fine for this. (Oh, go ahead and try it….no body will ever know the difference. I promise.)  Using a small cookie scoop, make your cake balls and put in the fridge for a couple of hours or the freezer for about 15 minutes. You want the balls to be firm – but not frozen.

cake balls

While you’re waiting on the cake balls to firm up. Melt your favorite  candy coating into a piping bag – I used Wilton Candy Melts – Mint Chocolate flavor. (Mmmmm….mint and chocolate….need I say more?!) Next, fill a medium-sized plastic candy cup mold with the melted chocolate. Immediately push the cake ball down into the chocolate until it comes up the sides of the ball. Be careful to not push too hard where melted chocolate goes everywhere. Pop the entire candy mold into the freezer to set the candy for a few minutes.

Remove from the freezer and pop out the entire candy/cake ball by giving the mold a little twist. By holding the bottom of the cupcake ball, dip the top into your choice of melted candy coating and give it a little twist as you let the excess drip off. Immediately decorate with sprinkles, M&Ms, or any decorations you wish.

I  like to store mine in an airtight container in the fridge, but they may be left on the counter.

That’s it! Sounds like a lot…but it’s really not once you get started.

Cupcake Cake Balls are adorable and so fun to eat! Perfect for baby or wedding showers, birthday parties, or even a petite dessert party!


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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. Annie (@MamaDweeb) says:

    Ok you had me at the easy frosting but then you put the peanut butter cup on the bottom and that just made it something I HAVE to make. like now. YUMM!!!!

    1. 🙂 It can’t be beat!

  2. Tammilee Tillison says:

    I would like 2 of these please. I am sure they are the perfect chocolate treat for breakfast 🙂

  3. Those are so cute! My kids would love them!!

  4. Angie @ Bigbearswife says:

    Those cupcakes cake balls are to cute! I always make cake pops, but I’ll have to try them in “Cupcake form”

  5. These are so cute and look like just the right size dessert bite to take to a party!

  6. Tiff @ Babes and Kids says:

    What a unique spin, and they look delicious!

  7. Kasandria Reasoner says:

    Adorable and YUMMY!

  8. Nick Hilleshiem says:

    WoW, I am def. gonna make these. They look awesome!

  9. OH MY YUMMINESS!!! Those look amazing! The kids and I might have to make these for my dads birthday party next weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

  10. Robin @ Blommi says:

    These are super-cute!

  11. Bravo!
    I never know what to do with the cake pop stick if I can’t find a bin…put it in my pocket (yuck), throw it at a small child, poke Grandma…problem solved!

  12. They are beautiful, looks quite yummy too!

    1. Thanks, Louise! I’m looking forward to trying your “sushi” too!

  13. Oh my, those look good! My 5 year old & I made cake pops on her spring break & they were so much fun. A few actually made it to neighbors & my craft group. Yours look adorable & sound tasty!

    1. Haha! That is great, Pam! My 5 year old helped me, too. She’s a great helper!

  14. You make it looks so beautiful, I really looking forward to make some, hope it would look like yours 🙂

    1. Awwww….that is so nice!

  15. So cute and fun! I had no idea you could buy those Reeses looking molds!

    1. YES – It is from Wilton and I found this one at Michael’s for like $2!

  16. Tired Mom Tésa says:

    These look so fun and delicious! I know my preschoolers would love them.

    1. They really would love them, Tesa! So fun to eat!

  17. Your Cupcake Cake Balls are awesome!!! great photos too 🙂

    1. Thanks, Erin! Taking pictures is part of the fun!

  18. These would be a big hit for class parties at my son’s school. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. My kids couldn’t get enough of them! I had planned on giving them all away to my neighbors and friends….but they didn’t make it out of my kitchen. haha!

  19. Those are adorable! Such a great idea!

    1. Thanks, Kelly! They are fun!

  20. Those are SOOO CUTE! I bookmarked as I am looking for ideas for my daughters bday party this month.

    1. They would be perfect for your daughter’s party, Stefani! The decorating possibilities are endless!

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