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german chocolate cake balls

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Cynthia Lancaster
Houston, TX

A great way to turn your favorite cake into a finger food.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We've had cake balls before, but never with a German chocolate cake. We loved them! The coconut pecan frosting mixed with the cake makes for a really moist and rich cake ball. A white chocolate coating on the outside makes this stand out. The white chocolate and chocolate flavor combination is a great change from the traditional chocolate coating.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For german chocolate cake balls

  • 1 box
    German chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients on package
  • 1 jar
    coconut pecan frosting
  • 2 pkg
    white chocolate or milk chocolate candy coating

How To Make german chocolate cake balls

Test Kitchen Tips
The cake is very moist. We recommend keeping them in the fridge and only taking out a few at a time while coating. If they become room temperature, they are hard to work with.
  • Cake mix in a bowl with a hand mixer.
    Prepare cake according to package direction.
  • Baked German chocolate cake cooling on the oven.
    Bake in a 9x13 pan and set aside to cool.
  • Frosting dropped into the broken pieces of cake.
    Once cake is cool, break apart cake. Mix in frosting.
  • Frosting being mixed with cake pieces.
    Mix frosting until completely blended with cake crumbs.
  • Cake mixture formed into balls in a Pyrex dish.
    Form into 1 1/2 inch balls. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Candy coat melting in a saucepan.
    Melt candy coating according to directions.
  • Dipping cake balls into candy coating.
    Coat each cake ball until covered.
  • Coated cake balls cooling.
    Allow coating to set before serving.