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Taste-Test Tuesday "Cake Bites"

I got this week’s recipe from I’m in the middle of making holiday cookies for at least 16 families. I love to bake and make cakes so I figured I’d give these a try.

Tasty Cake Bites

Makes 40-50 Cake Bites (I must have made some small balls, because I came up with a LOT more than that!)

Recipe by Kathy Oaks

1 devil’s food cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup butter
6 ounces cream cheese
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Milk, enough to make a good frosting
Dipping chocolate


Make cake according to directions on box and bake as directed. While baking mix together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk to make a frosting. When cake is done dump immediately into a large bowl with the cream cheese frosting (or store bought frosting) and mix it all together while still hot (it will be a little mushy). Refrigerate overnight. Roll into balls and dip in melted dipping chocolate. If balls are sticky I put them in freezer bags and flash freeze them until I’m ready to dip. They will freeze beautifully for months before they are dipped, just let them thaw for about 5 minutes before dipping to prevent cracking. Once cake bites are dipped do not refrigerate or freeze, just eat them!

*You can also use cream cheese frosting that you buy at the store.

**German chocolate cake mix mixed with german chocolate frosting and dipped in milk chocolate is also very tasty.

Cake Mixed with frosting

Rolled balls

My helper this week

“Frosted Fingers”

Finished Product

Three sets of Frosted Fingers enjoying the treat (well 1 set didn’t get any)

I had a bunch of balls leftover so I put them in a freezer bag to dip sometime in the future

If you try this recipe out, please rate it at the top of the recipe so that we can have a contest at the end of the year of the best recipes! 🙂

(someone please remind me next time to have laundry folded and put away before taking pics!) 🙂

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Loved em. very tasty. I can tell that this is not going to be good for my keeping in shape unless you do some healthy stuff too. But yummy!!!

  2. Jill - Juice Plus says:

    I can’t wait to try these! Love the pic of your “frosted fingers!”

  3. My cousin makes these with red velvet cake and they are TO DIE FOR! 🙂

  4. Awesome blog! Love the cake ball idea. That would be great for parties.

  5. Super cute. I could have done this with the left over cake from my Cookie Monster I was working on today. But … I ate it instead. Mwa-ha-ha!

  6. wow! those look amazing!

  7. I tried something similar awhile back…these are yummy! I ate way too many!

  8. Stopping by from SITS! Seems like every post I’ve visited today has been about FOOD> making me hungry people!!! 🙂

  9. Those are so cute and would be a PERFECT activity with little ones!

    Stopping in from SITS. Hope you had a lovely holiday!

  10. Kaviar bestellen says:

    Tasty recipe! :). I like studying that website. Where did you get this lovely web log design from? Regards from frankfurt germany.


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