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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Deviled Egg Cake Balls

Deviled eggs have never been so sweet! These cute cake balls are perfect for Easter, BBQs, April Fools Day and more!

4 close up deviled egg cake balls with yellow frosting and a sprinkle of red sugar

     Just watch peoples eyes light up with wonder when you show up with a tray of these deviled egg cake balls. People will instantly recognize what they look like but won't be quite sure what they really are. You will win over deviled egg lovers and haters alike!


     I have had these little guys floating around in my head for quite a while now, just waiting for the perfect time to come out and play.  Making deviled egg cake balls in the winter just doesn't seem right!  If your family loves cake balls and much as mine does, these are sure to be a hit!

     I wanted to really drive the Easter theme home in these, so I used Linda's Famous Carrot Cake and her Classic Cream Cheese Frosting to make them.  If you'd like to use white cake and frosting, it would be easier to cover when dipping them.  But I'm always up for a good challenge, so I went with carrot cake!

     It had been a couple of years since I made a batch.  So when I had a HUGE chunk of pink velvet cake with blood orange curd and marshmallow buttercream leftover, I knew I should turn it into more sweet eggy goodness!

baking tray lined with wax paper and covered in rows of deviled egg cake balls


    I am so glad I did! I took some to family dinner and a bunch more to work to share with coworkers. They are fun and a perfect couple bite treat. You don't have to commit to a big slice of dessert, not that I usually find that to be a problem!

How to make deviled egg cake balls 


    The process really is quite simple and fun to do.  All you have to do is bake the cake. Crumble it up and stir in the frosting.

   Find an plastic egg that opens lengthwise rather than across the equator.  Form the balls in the egg halves and freeze them until they are solid.

bowl of cake and frosting mixture next to a tray with cake balls shaped like egg halves


     Dip them in white chocolate or almond bark and pipe on frosting "yolk."  Of course a proper deviled egg needs a little sprinkle of red sugar "paprika."

     I think these did the trick.  My husband LOOOOOOOOVES deviled eggs.

    He saw these on the buffet and asked if he could have an egg.  Imagine his surprise when he picked it up and it was not what he expected!

egg half cake balls dipped in almond bark with piping bag of yellow frosting and red sugar


    He is the only person I know who could actually be disappointed to find out it was cake instead!  Silly man!

     It turns out he had a similar reaction the second time around. Now I have to make him a batch of deviled eggs too!

serving tray with deviled egg cake balls

Tips and tricks for making Deviled Egg Cake Balls

  • For the most realistic looking cake balls, use white cake and white frosting. But really, you can use any kind of cake and frosting you like.
  • Don't overwork your cake ball mixture. Small chunks of cake and ribbons of frosting make eating the cake balls more fun!
  • Be sure to freeze your cake balls well. This will help hold them together while you are dipping and minimize the crumbs in your almond bark.
  • Stick the finished cake balls in the refrigerator for a bit to help set the frosting yolks. This will make transporting them easier!
     If you are looking for a fun treat for Easter, April Fool's Day, a picnic or a BBQ these would be perfect!  Can you just imagine the looks on their faces when you show up with your tray of eggs?!



cake ball, easter desserts, april fools day food ideas
dessert
American
Yield: 60 servings

Deviled Egg Cake Balls

Deviled eggs have never been so sweet! These cute cake balls are perfect for Easter, BBQs, April Fools Day and more!
prep time: 20 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 25 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 cake, baked*
  • 2 cups frosting*
  • 3 pounds almond bark
  • 2 cups crusting buttercream
  • 1-2 teaspoons red sugar sprinkles

instructions

  1. Crumble the cake into small crumbs.
  2. Stir in frosting. Spray egg halves with cooking spray. Press in cake/frosting mixture until firmly packed. Invert egg over your hand and let formed cake ball fall into your hand. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze for at least an hour.
  3. Melt white chocolate in double boiler (or in microwave safe bowl) until smooth.
  4. Take a few cake balls out of the freezer at a time and dip in white chocolate. Place back on wax paper and allow to set. Redip the flat side if you need to in order to make them smooth.
  5. Once completely set, pipe a small amount of frosting onto the white chocolate. Sprinkle with red sugar.

NOTES:

* I have done these with a few different kinds of cake. The prettiest and most realistic cake balls would likely be made with white cake and white frosting.
Similarly any frosting would work. Something more room temperature stable like additional crusting buttercream would be a good choice. 
Try not to overwork the cake and frosting mixture. I like it where there are small chunks of cake or ribbons of frosting in the mix.
Calories
222.41
Fat (grams)
15.94
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.76
Carbs (grams)
17.73
Fiber (grams)
2.57
Net carbs
15.16
Sugar (grams)
13.16
Protein (grams)
4.95
Sodium (milligrams)
136.68
Cholesterol (grams)
5.85
Created using The Recipes Generator




113 comments:

  1. Cute. I would have loved to have seen Matt's face when he picked up his "deviled egg. Cute post Carlee.

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    1. He's one of the few people I know who could be legitimately disappointed by the fact it was cake instead of a hard boiled egg!

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    2. Shh. Don't tell anyone but I'm on Matt's side with this.

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  2. Absolutely brilliant! You are so creative! I bet everyone loved them!!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! They were so much fun to make and I am glad I finally got around to it. I have literally been thinking about them for months!

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  3. Ha! This is such a neat idea! LOL

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! They were so darn much fun to make!

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  4. What a unique idea! This would be fun to do with niece and nephews, I bet they would love it! :-)

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    1. They were a lot of fun to make, so I am sure they will have a blast!

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  5. Carlee, These little "deviled eggletts" are the cutest things I've seen. And what a great way to be able to enjoy carrot cake with the frosting and the vanilla candy coating! Gosh that might be a new invention of flavors!
    I have to try this.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you! I was really pleased with how they turned out! Have a great week, Linda.

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  6. You did such a fantastic job with these! What a fun Easter dessert!

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    1. Thank you so much, they were a lot of fun!

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  7. What an awesome idea. These will be perfect for me to serve on Easter!

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  8. all of these ideas are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us :)

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    1. Thank you, there are some really fun Easter ideas that is for sure!

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  9. Great idea especially for those persons who have little ones at home for the Easter

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  10. great ideas just in time for Easter!

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  11. Lots of great Easter ideas. We invite everyone over for dessert always.

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  12. What a creative little trick! It's so perfect for Easter or April Fools. :)

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    1. I thought it would be fun either way as well! Or as a fun dessert at a picnic or BBQ too! Thanks, CJ!

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  13. These are all such great ideas for Easter, love the deviled eggs :)

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  14. I love your piped design it looks amazing I would like to try it!

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    1. Thank you, they were so fun and really quite easy!

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  15. What an adorable idea! Very creative, I must say. You wouldn't even know it's cake until you actually take a bite. That's how good it looks. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  16. That would make for a good surprise for the taste buds! I love how creative you are! How I wish I had some talent like that.

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    1. They were a fun surprise! You could definitely do it too!

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  17. Omg, you're so creative I bet many people would love this too. I love to try this

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  18. What a great idea! love the deviled eggs :-) It’s a really fun treat and perfect for Easter and April Fool's Day! I definitely should do it :-)

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  19. What an amazing idea! How fun! So happy you shared with us at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. Thank you, they were so much fun to make and share!

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  20. Now I"m all excited to try some of these fun things! They look so pretty and tasty!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know which ones you try!

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  21. oh these look and sounds amazing I must give it a try myself I think

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  22. Part of me is happy that Easter is not a huge thing here. It's more of an easter egg hunt thing in establishments but not at home. I don't know if I would still have time to do those things.

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    1. You certainly don't have to. But I think it is fun to do some little extras to make holidays feel special!

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  23. This sounds like a good recipe..

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  24. Such a cute idea for Easter! I really did think that they were deviled eggs when I first started ready this post :)

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  25. This looks so cute! Love themed recipes! You are so creative

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  26. Now I want some deviled eggs!

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  27. Pinned, can't wait to make it with my son! It's going to be so much fun!

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  28. So cute for the Easter dinner table. I know someone who eats only the whites of deviled eggs. Crazy, right?

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    1. That is funny! I guess you wouldn't even have to make the deviled part then (or more for everyone else!)

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  29. What a great idea for Easter! I love deviled eggs and I love love love cake pops :)

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    1. Thank you! I was really pleased with how they came out!

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  30. It all looks so delicious and i love what it look likes. So cute!

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  31. Carlee, I'm SO in love with these cake pops. They are SO stinkin adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Michele! They were so much fun to

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  32. Those look so real, I thought they were authentic deviled eggs! So cool!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed making up with them!

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  33. Carly these are the best! I thought they were for real deviled eggs. I love deviled eggs pretty much any type, flavor, you name it I love it. So does the family. It would be so fun to make these and see them grab one thinking it was an egg!

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Nikki! My husband loooooooves deviled eggs, but I hardly ever make them. So he was so excited to see them on the counter. I almost felt bad for him ;-)

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  34. So cute! I couldn't even tell that they weren't real deviled eggs. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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  35. What a great idea and so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  36. What a cute and fun idea for the Easter dinner!! I bet Matt was surprised to see it was sweet instead of savory!!Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!

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    1. He is still begging for deviled eggs. I teased him and it isn't fair! I have to make the real deal now after we dye some hard boiled eggs. Of course the cake version was just fine with me and Jax! See you tomorrrow!

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  37. I adore these cute lil' sweet deviled eggs! I may just have to make them this Easter!

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    1. Thank you! They are so much fun to serve!

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  38. Your Deviled Egg Cake Balls will be awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  39. I should have made these yesterday for April fools - my husband loves deviled eggs!

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    1. Mine does too and was sooooo disappointed to find out they were cake. I love deviled eggs, but still would have been happy to be tricked by cake ones!

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  40. Wow these look like the real thing! Using them for April Fools would be fun. Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

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  41. These are so fun! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Snickerdoodle this week. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you! I had the best time making and serving them!

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  42. These are the cutest things and my boys think they are so cool!

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  43. These are so cute and you're so creative! I wouldn't have known until I read your post. It's okay to eat like eight of them like real deviled eggs thought, right? TeeHee, cause I know it would be tempting.

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    1. Totally eat 8, because I'm sure they're good protein and whatnot!

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  44. These are the cutest freaking things I've ever seen in my WHOLE LIFE!

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  45. I like deviled eggs, but these are better than the real deal! :)

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    1. I do too, but cake always wins in my book!

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  46. this is so cute never saw this before i love it

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  47. Your Deviled Egg Cake Balls are just adorable and what a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a good week!
    Miz Helen

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  48. Where does the 3 pounds of Almond Bark come in? I don't get it? It looks like it is cake & frosting mixed then melted white chocolate with a little more frosting & sprinkles. So where does the 3 lbs of Almond Bark come in?

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    1. You dip the cake balls in the almond bark for the white coating. So it's a cake and frosting mixture inside an almond bark shell with a bit of yellow frosting piped on top.

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  49. These are so creative and fun! My kiddos would love this!

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  50. Wow, this is such a fun idea! I kind of wish I would have made this for April Fool's :)

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  51. Hahahaha omg these are amazing! Totally making these next year.

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  52. So fun and the only way I'd ever get my family to eat deviled eggs LOL

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    1. Ha! My silly husband would rather have the real deal!

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  53. These look just like deviled eggs! Great idea!

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