Mint Chocolate Cake Balls

This is one of my 40 bajillion variations on good ole Bakerella's cake ball concept.

1 box Devils Food Cake mix (I of course used Betty Crocker)
1 can chocolate frosting
Water, oil and eggs called for on box
Mint extract
Chocolate bark or candy melts

1. Bake cake according to directions on box and add 1 tablespoon of mint extract, more or less to taste. Cool COMPLETELY. (My best advice is to bake it in the morning and let it cool a few hours before you start working with it.

2. Once cake is completely cooled, crumble in a large bowl. Mix one tsp mint extract into frosting, then add frosting to crumbled cake, a little at a time. You'd be smart to throw on some gloves and do this by hand; It's a bit messy. I usually only add about half the can of frosting so the balls don't end up too moist so just use your best judgement.

3. Once combined, roll into tablespoon sized balls and place on wax lines baking sheet. Place in the freezer for an hour or so. Once they have set, start melting your chocolate.

4. Using a slotted spoon, dip the balls into melted chocolate. Allow extra chocolate to drain off then and place back on wax paper to dry. If the cake balls start to melt while you are dipping, just toss them back in the freezer for 15 minutes or so and go at it again.

5. Store these in the refrigerator. YUM!


  1. i wish you could just cook for me. it sucks to cook for yourself all the time. do you really cook something different or bake everyday?

  2. I really do =) I take about 1 day a week off. Or try to anyway. I cant help it! I love food. And I love to be in the kitchen.
    You live so far away! but your dinner invite is open whenever. haha

  3. Omg I made these at Christmas time! They're so good!!

  4. Ooo...I'm SO going to try this. Thanks for the recipe :)

  5. OH MAN!!! My 3 favorite things: cake, chocolate and mint. *drool*

  6. How have I not made these yet?!?!?!

  7. SHUT UP! I want these now. One of those days with my kiddies and I could totally use a plateful of these.

    PS I showed your buckeye cupcakes to my hubby and he totally drooled...okay not really that would be gross, but basically he really wants them. So let me know where you are selling them at and since we are "neighbors" I will totally get him some.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  8. oooohhh! I'm going to have to make these when my husband isn't home and find some bakery box to put them in because if he finds out I have a recipe now, I'll be stuck making them every other day!!!! They look incredible! Thanks for sharing

    jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

  9. I LOVE cake balls....but mint and chocolate just sounds way too good to be true. These are totally making an appearance at my next {insert any slightly decent reason to make cake balls}.

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  11. Saw you at Night Owl! These lil cake balls look so good! I kinda feel like running down to the kitchen and making some right now! :D

  12. Yummo! I'm so a follower now! You have awesome recipes!
    Julie @ julie's jotter


  13. Oh, and I found you from my sis' blog...6 inches of ribbon

  14. YUMMY! This sounds amazing. I've made cake balls before, but this sounds like it would be my favorite!!

  15. I just recently found Bakerella and hadn't seen this recipe. I love it though and love the fact it's easy and would be fun to make with my kids & with other flavor variations. Love your blog!

  16. Oh wow these look and sound fantastic. You're killing me ... I just started a diet and can't eat these. I'll bookmark so I can have a treat later on. Also, love the look of your blog!

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!

  17. Look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe with us at Anything Related!


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