When you’re baking a cake, then we’ve all taken a little scoop of the batter with our fingers.
This tasty, sugary mulch is almost like a mini reward for baking your cake and it will give you a good idea of how the final product is going to taste.
Well, some genius figured out: why not have cake batter as the dessert itself? Not only are cake batter balls extremely tasty, but you can combine them with a whole host of delicious toppings and coatings and, the best thing about them, is you won’t need to bake them at all!
So where can you find the recipe for these wonderful, sweet treats? Well, we’ve done a bit of combing across the internet and found 3 great cake batter ball recipes that you can get stuck into immediately, along with some nutritional info and preparation tips.
What Are Cake Batter Balls?
Well, during the preparation stage of baking your cake (see also “10 Superb Low Calorie Cake Recipes Everyone Will Love!“), you’ll get to the point where you have cake batter. This is the stuff in the mixing bowl before you put it in the oven.
This is usually a mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, butter and maybe some extract like vanilla or caramel.
This batter, if the ingredients are correctly balanced, will be sticky but not too clumpy. The mixture should lightly hold together without being too thick.
However, they are much harder to eat in larger lumps. This is why people roll them into balls. You can pack them together which will make the mixture much denser and a lot easier to hold together.
The great thing about rolling them into balls is that they can hold together much easier.
You can also decorate them in whatever way you like, which we’ll discuss more when we get into the recipes.
That’s another amazing thing about no-bake cake batter balls: they are so versatile.
You can cover them in icing, which will hold them together better and make them look far more presentable.
You can also top them with caramel or vanilla or you can dust them with strawberry or coconut. The sky is the limit when it comes to augmenting your cake batter balls.
There is even one recipe on this list that uses white chocolate as a coating, making them half-chocolate and half-cake.
3 Cake Batter Ball Recipes
Now we’re going to look at a variety of different cake ball batter recipes. Each one is different and suited for different occasions.
1. White Chocolate No Bake Cake Batter Balls
These first cake batter balls are vanilla flavored, matching the traditional flavor of most types of cake.
They come with a buttery cake batter center, although the best thing about these balls is the coating: they are drizzled in creamy and smooth white chocolate.
These are also very easy to make, with a recipe that is very traditional and simple.
You won’t even need to turn the oven on for this one, just mix the ingredients together and shape them into balls.
- Half a cup of white sugar
- Half cup of softened unsalted butter (partially melt this one in the microwave)
- 1 cup yellow cake mix
- 1 and a half cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- Half a teaspoon of butter extract (this is optional)
- One-eighth of a teaspoon of salt
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 2 tablespoons of rainbow sprinkles (this is both to include in the filling and the decoration)
- 16 ounces of white chocolate
1. Take two sheets of baking paper and line baking trays with them.
2. Mix the butter with the sugar until the mixture goes sticky and fluffy. The mixture should not be too dense. Stir together for around 2-3 minutes.
3. If you have decided to use the butter extract and the vanilla, then mix it in at this stage.
4. Once this is completely mixed, then add in the cups of flour, along with the yellow cake mix and the salt.
5. Mix this for around 2-3 minutes.
6. Add in the milk during this mixing process. You should make sure that you do this until the mixture holds its form completely, becoming more sticky than dry.
7. Add two tablespoons of your sprinkles.
8. Knead the dough on a bed of flour, adding in the sprinkles as you go along.
9. Once you have kneaded this enough, then return the mixture to the bowl. Scoop of a tablespoon size of mixture and roll it into a ball.
Repeat this until all of the mixture is used. Place the resulting balls onto the baking paper.
10. Once you have done this, place your balls in the fridge for 30 minutes until they have cooled.
11. Microwave the white chocolate, taking it out and stirring it at intervals until the chocolate is fully melted.
12. Take one dough ball and place it on a skewer, dipping it into the melted white chocolate. Make sure that the ball is entirely covered. Then place it on the parchment paper when you have finished.
13. Sprinkle each dough ball before the white chocolate covering has been allowed to harden completely.
14. As you are working with the white chocolate, you might have to replace it in the microwave for 30 seconds to prevent it from hardening.
15. Once you have done all the cake balls, place them in the refrigerator for them to harden completely.
You can keep these dough balls in an airtight container for roughly one week before they start to lose their shape and flavor.
2. Cake Batter Protein Balls
Now for something that will be ideal for anyone wanting to get their protein intake as well as fill their stomach up before work.
This is a great recipe that requires no food processor and no oven.
- 1 cup of cashew butter (the drippy kind)
- One-third of a cup and 1 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder
- Half a cup of rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of rainbow sprinkles (you should add more of these if you want to decorate your dough balls with them)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1. Take all your ingredients and place them into a medium-sized bowl.
2. Take a wooden or metal spoon and mix them all together until they are completely combined. You could also choose to knead the ingredients with your hands.
3. If the dough becomes too tacky or hard to mold, then add teaspoons of water to the mix.
4. Use your tablespoon to scoop balls of the mixture from your main batch.
5. Scatter your rainbow sprinkles on a plate. Roll your balls in them until they are covered either partially or completely, depending on your taste.
That’s it! This recipe is great for how simple it is. You can store these balls in the refrigerator for around a week.
You can also store them in the freezer, where they will keep for around 3 months.
3. Cake Pops
This next one is another delicious cake batter balls recipe that you can make with your kids. This one does require the use of an oven.
- Cooking spray (low fat if you are looking to save on calories)
- 1 (15.25 ounce) package of chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 3 large eggs
- One-third of a cup of vegetable oil
- 16 ounces of chocolate frosting
- 1 chocolate bar (designed by confectioners for coating)
1. Preheat your oven to around 350 degrees. Grease a baking dish with your cooking spray.
2. Take the cake mix and mix it in a medium-sized bowl with water, eggs, and oil. Mix it gradually until the batter becomes moist and easy to handle.
3. Pour the batter into your baking dish. Bake it in your oven for around 30 minutes. Make sure that when you insert a toothpick into the batter that it comes out clean.
4. Wait for the mixture to cool then crumble it into a mixing bowl. Stir in the chocolate frosting.
5. Take a tablespoon and mold them into the chocolate frosting and cake balls.
6. Once you have gone through all the mixture and you have your balls, place them in the fridge until they are completely cool.
7. Melt your chocolate bar in the microwave, taking it out and stirring it in 30-second intervals.
8. Place your cake balls on a skewer, and dip them in the chocolate until they are completely covered.
9. Once you have covered all the cake balls, place them in the refrigerator to cool.
You can store these cake balls in the fridge for a week or you can place them in freezer-proof bags and store them in the freezer for around 3 months.
Cake balls are a great and fast way to make a dessert. You can rustle up cake balls very quickly and the best thing about them is that you will not need any kitchen utensils or an oven.
These are a perfect dessert to make with your children also.
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