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cake bites with sprinkles

Easy Cake Bites

If you need an easy and delicious dessert for any occasion, these Cake Bites will be your new go-to recipe! They are so good and everyone will love them.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bite size dessert, cake balls, cake bites, cake pops, easy dessert, finger food, kid friendly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling and Coating Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 36 balls
Author EmilyFabulous


  • medium mixing bowl
  • hand mixer
  • 9x13 sheet cake pan (or any pan to make a cake)
  • baking sheets
  • wax paper
  • large mixing bowl
  • microwave-safe bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • long-handled spoon (or regular spoon)


  • 1 box cake mix (I used white)
  • vegetable oil (to make cake)
  • eggs (to make cake)
  • 1 package candy coating
  • 1 can frosting (I used cream cheese)
  • colored sprinkles of your choice


  • Make a boxed cake as directed and allow the cake to cool completely.
    boxed cake baked in a pan
  • Once the cake has cooled, cut into small pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Break up the pieces by hand or with a hard spoon to get small crumbles.
    cake bite batter before mixing
  • Take the container of frosting and mix it into the crumble mixture. This takes a little elbow grease to get it all mixed in. The mixture will be between a batter and a dough.
    cake bite batter
  • Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of cake mixture and roll it into a ball between your hands. Place each ball on the wax paper and continue to make balls with the rest of the mixture.
    rolled cake bites before candy coating
  • Melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl for 45 seconds. Stir the coating and continue to melt at 20-second intervals until fully melted. You can also use a double boiler on the stove.
    candy coating melted in a bowl
  • Dip each ball into the melted coating and coat it completely. Tap off the excess coating and place the ball back on the wax paper. Immediately top the ball with sprinkles so they stick before bark sets.
    cake bites on a pan with wax paper
  • Allow the balls to set completely before enjoying. You can speed up the process in the fridge, or if it's a really warm day, you should put them in the fridge so they set.
    cake bites with sprinkles


  • Cake bites will last a few days in the fridge in an airtight container and can also be frozen for several weeks.