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Monster Cake Balls

Monster Cake Balls are a fun and delicious treats to make for Halloween or any monster themed party.

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Monster Cake Balls on a black tray.

Why You Should Make Monster Cake Balls

  • Cake balls can be tedious to make but with the monster theme, the more imperfect the better!
  • A crafty treat that the kids will love helping with.
  • These chocolate cake balls are made with cream cheese instead of icing, so they are a little less sweet but still decadent.
  • A great homemade treat that can be made ahead and each step can be made on a different day if needed.

Ingredients for Halloween Cake Balls

  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Butter – melted.
  • Large Eggs
  • Water
  • Cream Cheese – softened.
  • Vanilla Almond Bark
  • Gummy Worms
  • Candy Eyes or sprinkles
  • Orange Food Coloring
Monster cake ball on a small plate.

Step By Step Directions for Cake Balls

Chocolate cake mix for monster cake balls.
  1. Add cake mix, melted butter, eggs and water to a mixer bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Bake the cake according to package directions and cool to room temperature.
Collage making cake balls with cream cheese and chocolate cake.
  1. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and beat with a mixer until fluffy.
  2. Crumble the cooled cake into the bowl.
  3. Mix the cream cheese and cake together until well combined. The mixture will be crumbly.
Chocolate cake balls on a sheet pan.
  1. Press the dough into a ball.
  2. Use a medium size cookie scoop to form the cake balls.
  3. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  4. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or freeze for 1 hour.
Collage melting white almond bark, dipping chocolate cake ball.
  1. Chop almond bark into small pieces and melt over low heat or in a microwave safe bowl. Stirring until smooth.
  2. Pour melted almond bark into a tall (heat proof) measuring glass. Dip cake balls into almond bark and remove using 2 forks.
Collage decorating monster cake balls.
  1. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Add a gummy work and candy eyes. If almond bark sets up on the cake balls before you decorate, just dot a little melted almond bark onto the candy before pressing onto the cake balls.
  3. Use a bit of the almond bark to mix with orange food coloring. Pour into a piping bag and cut a small opening from the tip.
  4. Pipe orange almond bark onto each cake ball making spikes or dots.
  5. Return to the baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until almond bark is set.
Platter of monster cake balls.

Recipe Notes

  • Store cake balls in a zip to bag in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
  • Make Cake Pops: Add a lollypop stick to each cake ball before dipping into almond bark.
  • Make Ahead: After scooping the cake balls, freeze for 2 hours on a lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Store in a freezer bag up to 3 months. Dip frozen cake balls and decorate as desired.
Hand holding chocolate cake ball.

More Fun Monster Treats

Monster cake balls on a black platter.

If you are looking for a fun homemade Halloween treat or dessert for kids parties, these Monster Cake Balls are sure to be a huge hit.

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Yield: 34 Cake Balls

Monster Cake Balls

Monster cake balls.

Monster Cake Balls are a fun and delicious treats to make for Halloween or any monster themed party.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add cake mix, melted butter, eggs and water to a mixer bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  2. Bake the cake according to package directions and cool to room temperature.
  3. In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and beat with a mixer until fluffy.
  4. Crumble the cooled cake into the bowl.
  5. Mix the cream cheese and cake together until well combined. The mixture will be crumbly.
  6. Press the dough into a ball.
  7. Use a medium size cookie scoop to form the cake balls.
  8. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart.
  9. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or in the freezer for 1 hour.
  10. Chop almond bark into small pieces and melt over low heat or in a microwave safe bowl. Stirring until smooth.
  11. Pour melted almond bark into a tall (heat proof) measuring glass. Dip cake balls into almond bark and remove using 2 forks.
  12. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  13. Add a gummy work and candy eyes. If almond bark sets up on the cake balls before you decorate, just dot a little melted almond bark onto the candy before pressing onto the cake balls.
  14. Use a bit of the almond bark (about 1/2 cup) to mix with orange food coloring (8-10 drops). Pour into a piping bag and cut a small opening from the tip.
  1. Pipe orange almond bark onto each cake ball making spikes or dots.
  2. Return to the baking sheet and refrigerate for 15 minutes or until almond bark is set.

Notes

Make Cake Pops: Add a lollypop stick to each cake ball before dipping into almond bark.
Make Ahead: After scooping the cake balls, freeze for 2 hours on a lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Store in a freezer bag up to 3 months. Dip frozen cake balls and decorate as desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

34

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 153mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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