Valentine’s Day Cake Balls

It’s so easy to make regular cake balls, but I wanted to make them fun for the holiday! Enter, heart shaped cake balls! It’s the same easy recipe, with a little sculpting involved. Give these adorable Valentine’s Day cake balls a try!

Make the boxed cake mix as directed. Once the cake is made, wait until it cools completely and break it up into crumbs. Add the frosting, and mix until it is dough-like. Once mixed, form the dough into whatever shape you want. Balls are certainly the easiest, but I wanted to get a little creative making hearts! You can use any cake mix and frosting, but I chose pink for the holiday. More specifically, I used Betty Crocker Strawberry cake mix. Just make sure your cake mix matches the color of your frosting.

Once your shapes are made, set aside, and melt the chocolate in a sauce pan over low heat. I chose to use dark chocolate, but you can use any chocolate you would like. I pictured white and dark chocolate, just to show a choice. Drizzle your cakes with chocolate and let them cool completely before enjoying. They can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, but I bet they won’t last that long. I can’t wait for you to try these Valentine’s Day cake balls!

Valentine’s Day Cake Balls

Cake balls, but make them hearts!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Hearts
Calories 200 kcal


  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Sauce Pan
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 Measuring cup


  • 1 Box Cake Mix I used strawberry because I liked the pink color for Valentine’s Day!
  • 1/2 Cup Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Chocolate I used dark but you can use any chocolate you prefer.
  • 1 Tub Frosting Color matching the cake.


  • Make the boxed cake mix as directed. Once that is done, let cool completely, and break into crumbs. You can do this with your hands or a utensil of your choosing. Add desired amount of frosting, so the cake/frosting mixture because dough-like. Shape into whatever shape you would like. I made them into hearts for Valentine’s Day.
    Melt chocolate over low heat, stirring with a spatula constantly. Once melted, drizzle the hearts with chocolate, and let cool completely. These can be enjoyed right away or stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Keyword cake balls, dessert, hearts, valentines day

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