Red Velvet cake balls, Hummingbird style!

So I’ve been obsessed with this recipe from my favourite baking blog, Bakerella.  It’s always looked fairly amazing, but up until recently, I’d been disappointed with the red velvet cake recipes I’d used (no cake mixes here in London!).  But when Beardy Boyfriend discovered Red Velvet Cake from the Hummingbird Bakery, he insisted I make it. All the time.  So I finally felt ready to do the Red Velvet cake balls.

First, the red velvet cake.

Unfortunately, I can’t provide you with the recipe.. But I would definitely recommend checking out the Hummingbird’s recipe

And then, finally, the red velvet cake!

Next step is breaking the cake down into little crumbs!  Then make the cream cheese frosting (because what is red velvet without cream cheese?) and mix it all together.

Stick the mixed dough in the fridge for a few hours and then roll into circular balls (I find rolling them between my palms tends to be the best way, but careful….they’re awful messy!)  Freeze the balls for about an hour or so, until you can handle them without falling apart.

Finally, dip the cake balls in some melted chocolate.  Everyone has their own melting technique.  I like to forego all the double boilers and assorted techniques and instead place the chocolate for 30 seconds in a microwave, stirring at the end of every 30 seconds.  It should only take a minute or two and then dip the cake balls in the melted chocolate, covering it in chocolate and leaving them there to dry.  Once you’ve covered the cake ball, leave it for several hours on a piece of parchment paper until the chocolate cools a bit (I’d then stick it in the fridge for a day, just to be sure and voila…delicious cake balls!


Any suggestions as to what you like to make with red velvet cake?



  1. These look great! I’ve made chocolate cake balls plenty of times, but I really need to try red velvet!

  2. Do you normally use a mix or bake from scratch?

  3. OOhhh they look nice. You could put some of them in your foodie penpal parcel. 🙂

    1. I don’t know, that would give my foodie penpal a lot to live up to. 😉

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