Red Velvet Cake Bites are simply red velvet cake pops…without the stick. I prefer them over a true cake pop because they’re easier to store. And they look more classy (especially for serving to others). This is a delicious dessert. Soft, moist red velvet cake mixed with white chocolate cream cheese frosting. Dipped in candy coating (or white chocolate).

While a version of this recipes sometimes runs around under the name of Red Velvet Cake Truffles, this is a mis-use of the word “truffle.” A true truffle requires chocolate- not candy coating. In addition, the most commonly made truffles have a filling that isn’t cake. No matter the name, this dessert is delicious.

If you love this recipe, you might like the entire page dedicated to “Valentine’s Day & Red Velvet“!

Red Velvet Cake Bites. Moist red velvet mixed with luscious white chocolate cream cheese frosting. A classy, beautiful dessert for all occasions. #redvelvet #cake #cakebites #cakepop

A couple of quick notes on this recipe for red velvet cake bites.

  • You can substitute white chocolate in place of the candy melts. They’re a little harder to work with, but the taste is similar.
  • You don’t need paramount crystals. You can substitute shortening for thinning the chocolate if needed.
  • Feel free to mix up the decorating! I included the link in the recipe for the particular sprinkles i used for the main ones. But try out different combinations and see what works for you.
Red Velvet Cake Bites. Moist red velvet mixed with luscious white chocolate cream cheese frosting. A classy, beautiful dessert for all occasions. #redvelvet #cake #cakebites #cakepop
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Red Velvet Cake Bites

Red Velvet Cake Bites. Moist red velvet mixed with luscious white chocolate cream cheese frosting. A classy, beautiful dessert for all occasions.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword creamcheese, red velvet, white chocolate

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box Red Velvet cake mix Duncan Hines Signature preferred
  • 3 eggs
  • butter melted (amount of oil called for on box)
  • milk (amount of water called for on box)

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven to temperature directed on cake box. Grease and flour 9"x13" baking pan. 
  • Mix ingredients according to instructions on cake box. 
  • Cook according to package directions. Allow to cool. 

Frosting

  • Mise en place. Set out cream cheese and butter and allow it to warm to room temperature. 
  • Cream together cream cheese and butter. Scrape down bowl and make sure there are no lumps. 
  • Melt chocolate in microwave- 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir well. Microwave in additional 20 second increments, stirring every time, until melted. Do NOT overheat. Allow to cool slightly. 
  • Add melted chocolate and vanilla to cream cheese and butter. Whip well. 
  • Add powdered sugar gradually, beating well, until light and fluffy after each addition. Add sugar to desired sweetness; you might not use the entire amount. 

Cake Bites

  • Trim off the edges of the cake and discard. Remove a very thin top layer of the cake. 
  • Crumble remaining cake in a large bowl. 
  • Mix approximately 1/2 C. of frosting into crumbled cake. Mix well. 
  • To form: scoop up enough mixture to make 1" ball. Squash it together, then roll ball gently back and forth in your hands until smooth and perfectly formed. 
  • Lay on parchment-lined baking sheet. Continue with rest of cake mix. 
  • Allow to chill in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. 

Decorating

  • Melt candy melts and paramount crystals in microwave- 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir well. Microwave in additional 30 second increments, stirring every time, until melted. Do NOT overheat. You might need to use more paramount crystals if chocolate mixture is too thick. 
  • Using a toothpick or lollipop stick, dip cake bites one at at a time. Tap and roll gently to get rid of excess chocolate. 
  • Sprinkle with sprinkles while chocolate is still wet. 
  • Drop carefully onto parchment paper. Use a toothpick to smoothly cover where toothpick/lollipop stick was, using more sprinkles if necessary.
  • Allow to harden. Store in refrigerator (due to cream cheese in frosting). 
Red Velvet Cake Bites. Moist red velvet mixed with luscious white chocolate cream cheese frosting. A classy, beautiful dessert for all occasions. #redvelvet #cake #cakebites #cakepop
Red Velvet Cake Bites. Moist red velvet mixed with luscious white chocolate cream cheese frosting. A classy, beautiful dessert for all occasions. #redvelvet #cake #cakebites #cakepop