These delicious orange cake balls are easy to make and are a fun treat for the whole family. Made with orange-flavored cake, cream cheese, and covered in white chocolate.
Cake pops are one of my favorite sweet treats to make, especially for special occasions. Over the years, I’ve made them for birthday parties, showers, holiday parties, and anything that requires a treat that is as pretty as it is delicious. Of course, I don’t limit making them to just special occasions. They’re so easy to make, I’ve also been known to make them for a fun dessert or simply to have on hand as a snack. When my kids were in school, I routinely made double batches that they and their friends would devour after school. If I can find an excuse to make them, I will, especially these delicious orange-flavored beauties!
Orange Cake Balls
This easy recipe uses simple ingredients to create a sweet treat that is so pretty, so delicious, and so easy! Orange cake mix comes together with cream cheese to create a moist, tender orange cake center over which white melting chocolate is drenched. Every bite is an explosion of sweet, delicious cake that no one can say no to. Whether you make them for a party or just because you can, these are always a huge hit.
Why You’ll Love These Orange Cake Balls
- They are SO GOOD! The cake center is moist and flavorful and the white chocolate coating adds a nice kick of chocolaty goodness.
- They’re incredibly easy to make. They look fancy, but they take next to no time at all.
- Everyone loves cake balls and orange creamsicles. This recipe combines them into one tasty treat.
- It’s a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen with you.
Tips and Variations
Although this recipe is super easy, I do have some tips to help ensure you make the best cake pops you possibly can. I also have some fun variations for you to try, as well.
- Be sure your cake is completely cool before mixing it with the cream cheese.
- Be sure your cream cheese is completely softened before mixing it with the cake. It must be softened all the way through to achieve the right texture.
- Cradle your cake ball on a fork and then dip the entire thing in the melted chocolate to ensure you don’t loose the cake ball.
- Use different cake mixes to completely change the flavor. Use any of your favorite mixes!
- Use milk or dark chocolate in place of white chocolate, depending on the cake flavor you decide to use.
- Decorate with sprinkles for even more fun.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about this recipe then read one. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about cake balls.
What are cake balls made of?
They are made of crumbled cake which is then mixed with frosting or cream cheese to create a moist, cake center, then coated in chocolate.
What is another name for cake balls?
They’re sometimes called cake truffles or simply truffles.
Where does this dessert come from?
They were invented in 2008 by Georgia blogger, Angie Dudley.
Why are they called cake pops?
They are called cake pops because the cake ball on a stick resembles a lollipop.
Why are my cake balls mushy?
Too much frosting or cream cheese can make them mushy.
How to Store These Orange Creamsicle Cake Bites
Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze them for up to 6 weeks.
Orange Cake Balls Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Orange supreme cake mix
- Large eggs
- Vegetable oil
- Cream cheese, softened
- White chocolate melting wafers
- Orange food coloring
How to Make Orange Cake Balls
Although you’ll be forming cake balls and dipping them in chocolate, the entire process is very simple. It’s a recipe that anyone can make.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and lightly flour a 9×13 baking dish. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 2: Bake and Cool the Cake
Make the cake according to the package directions. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. When the cake is done, let it cool completely.
Step 3: Make the Cake Balls
Crumble the cake mix in a large bowl and mix it with the softened cream cheese. Then, roll the mixture into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze them for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Coat the Cake Balls
While the cake balls are chilling in the freezer, melt the white chocolate. Remove the cake balls and dip them into the melted white chocolate. Place them back on the baking sheet and return to the freezer.
Step 5: Decorate the Cake Balls
Melt the remainder of white chocolate and add orange food coloring until the desired color is reached. Then add it to a baggie. Remove the cake balls from the freezer, clip the corner of the baggie and decorate with orange drizzle.
Try These Orange Cake Pop Balls Today
These orange cake balls are so delicious and so easy to make. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time, and you’ll have a batch of sweet, delicious, orange creamsicle cake balls in tow. Give this recipe a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Orange Cake Balls
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease and lightly flour a 9×13 baking dish.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Make cake mix according to package directions.
- Let the cake cool completely.
- In a large bowl, crumble cake and mix with softened cream cheese.
- Roll into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Melt white chocolate melting wafer and dip each ball into the chocolate and then place back on the baking sheet.
- Add orange food coloring to the leftover white chocolate, stir to desired color and add chocolate to a baggie.
- Clip the corner and drizzle over the top of each cake ball.
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