Strawberry Cake Balls

25 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 25 minutes

Strawberry Cake Balls made with ONLY 4 ingredients are sweet, creamy, coated in melted chocolate and incredibly easy to make!

We’re getting our Valentine’s Day desserts ready, like these Oreo Balls, Chocolate Truffles, and Chocolate Lava Cake!


Strawberry Cake Balls are a really simple dessert to make, made with strawberry cake mix, cream cheese frosting, chocolate melting disks, and red sanding sugar for decoration. I like to use white chocolate and decorate with red sugar or sprinkles because I’m making these for Valentines Day, but you can use your favorite chocolate.

These cake balls taste a lot like a combination of my two favorite desserts, strawberry cheesecake and cake batter, or even a creamy version of strawberry shortcake! These are made with prepared cake, so you can use any flavor you’d like. I use strawberry for Valentines Day, or vanilla and funfetti for birthdays!


Strawberry cake balls will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks, when sealed tightly in an airtight container. Layer these cake balls with parchment or wax paper, so they don’t stick together.

We are refrigerating these because we’re using cream cheese frosting, which is dairy-based. If you use a different frosting, you can keep these at room temperature.


  • Powdered sugar
  • Red sprinkles
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate drizzle
  • Crumbled graham crackers or chocolate cookies

Easy Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cake Balls



  • Dip the head of a lollipop stick in the melted chocolate or extra frosting, then into the middle of one of the strawberry cake balls to make strawberry cake pops.
  • You can use any cake or frosting to make a cake ball. Try vanilla cake, red velvet cake, or chocolate cake!
  • If the cake and frosting mixture sticks to your hands, dust your hands with powdered sugar before rolling the balls.
  • Add a few drops of coconut oil to the chocolate to smooth it out, if you need it.
  • Make sure you bake your strawberry cake according to the directions. If you over bake, the cake will be dry and it will be difficult to roll a smooth cake ball.
  • Try using a small ice cream scoop to scoop out the cake balls, this will help them all be the same size.
  • Use lemon cake to make lemon cake balls, and sprinkle with lemon zest.
  • You can use white chocolate, almond bark, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate disks to coat these strawberry cake balls. I don’t like to use chocolate chips, because the chocolate won’t turn out as smooth.
  • Cut fresh strawberries in to pieces and form the cake balls around the strawberry, for a fruity center.
  • Serve these in mini cupcake cups for decoration and to make it easier for guests to carry them around.
  • I use my cream cheese frosting with the strawberry cake, because it gives the inside of the cake ball a nice pink color. You can use chocolate frosting if you’d prefer to make dark chocolate strawberry balls but they won’t be pink on the inside.Strawberry Cake Truffles

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Strawberry Cake Balls

Strawberry Cake Balls made with ONLY 4 ingredients are sweet, creamy, coated in melted chocolate and incredibly easy to make!
Yield 25 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder



  • Break the strawberry cake apart into crumbs and mix with the cream cheese frosting before refrigerating for at least 2 hours.
  • Scoop into 1 tablespoon sized balls and roll quickly before refrigerating a second time.
  • Melt the chocolate disks in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments until completely smooth then dip the cake balls on a fork and quickly tap off the excess chocolate and place on a parchment paper lined baking mat.
  • Use the excess chocolate to place in a ziplock bag, snip a tiny edge off the bag and pipe chocolate in a zig zag pattern on the cake balls before garnishing with sanding sugar.


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 1mg

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cake Balls

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. These will make the perfect little treats for my daughters class. I love how simple and fun these will be to make

  2. I am craving these just looking at those close ups! What a perfect treat to make for someone special or myself! Love all the tips that you have in here too!

  3. These Valentine-ready cake balls are so enticing! I bet it was hard keeping them long enough to take the photos

  4. Sabrina, I love this idea. I only recently learned how cake pops were made and the possibilities are just endless. Great idea for Valentines Day!