New Year's Eve Cake Ball Drops Best Dessert For New Years Eve


- 16.5 oz Box Betty Crocker Super Moist YELLOW cake mix (This brand is the BEST!)

- Water (According to cake mix)

- Eggs (According to cake mix)

- 2 tablespoons butter or oil (Not the entire amount on the box*)

- 10 oz cream cheese frosting (The best you can find!)

- 12 oz white candy melts

- ¼ cup gold and silver sprinkles of choice

- EZ Thin (Optional to help thin your chocolate)


1. Bake Cake:

   - Bake the cake mix according to instructions, using just 2 tablespoons of butter or oil. Too much butter/oil may cause seeping later.

   - Allow the cake to cool, then break it up using your hands or add it to a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.

2. Prepare Cake Mixture:

   - To achieve super smooth cake balls, puree the cake in a food processor before mixing with frosting.

   - Add the cake to a large bowl with cream cheese frosting and mix well.

3. Shape Cake Balls:

   - Use a mini ice cream scoop to form uniform-size balls.

   - Roll the balls between the palms of your hands until smooth and round.

   - Place the cake balls on parchment paper on a flat baking sheet or dish and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes to firm up.

   - Don't stack them without parchment paper, or they will stick to each other.

4. Melt Candy Melts:

   - Melt the candy melts using the microwave (in 30-second intervals, mixing between each) or use a Wilton Candy Melt pot or mini crockpot for convenience.

   - Add EZ Thin if using, ensuring not to overheat, as it may scorch the chocolate.

5. Dip Cake Balls:

   - Using a toothpick, poke a cake ball and dip it into the melted chocolate until fully coated. Dip on an angle to prevent the cake ball from falling off the skewer.

   - While holding the cake ball upright, swirl and tap the toothpick gently against the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off for 10-20 seconds.

   - Use another toothpick to help release the cake ball onto parchment paper, then use the toothpick to patch up any holes with a bit more chocolate.

   - While the chocolate is still wet, add gold/silver sprinkles. Repeat with the remaining cake balls.

6. Set and Store:

   - Allow the cake balls about an hour to cool and set.

   - Store in a sealed container for about a week.

These New Year's Eve Cake Ball Drops are a delightful and festive treat to ring in the celebration. With a burst of flavor from the yellow cake, richness from the cream cheese frosting, and a touch of elegance from the white candy coating, these cake balls are the perfect sweet finale for your New Year's festivities. Enjoy the celebration with these bite-sized delights!