Why not make some of these delicious cake bites this 4th of July?  Not sold on the idea?  Let me convince you.

  • This recipe is EASY – So easy the kids can help and you won’t pull your hair out.
  • It’s CHEAP – If you’re an extreme couponer you have the ingredients in your stockpile right now (and you probably got them for free).  If not, cake mix, frosting and chips are pretty reasonable even without coupons.
  • Cake bites are PURE AWESOME – When I made these for a BBQ people devoured them.  Zero cake bites left within 30 minutes.  Your guests will think you are a dessert goddess.

Okay let’s get started!  Gather your ingredients: 1 box cake mix, 1 tub frosting and 1 bag of chocolate chips.

I made two varieties: Lemon cream cheese white chocolate and sugar free vanilla and chocolate.  The lemon cream cheese was the clear winner.  The taste is refreshing and summery.  Perfect for a BBQ.  The sugar free version was also well received.  No one noticed it was a lower calorie alternative!

Step 1: Bake your cake according to the directions.  When it’s cool, call the kids and let them squish it up into crumbs.

Don’t worry, they will clean up all the stray crumbs!

Step 2: Add the tub of frosting to the cake and mix it up to create “dough”.  Chill the dough until it’s cold enough to work with without being too sticky. (1-2 hours)
Step 3: Roll the dough into one inch balls.
Step 4: Chill the cake balls in the freezer on a baking sheet. (1-2 hours) This will make it easier to roll the cake in the chocolate.
Step 5: Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
Step 6: Using a spoon roll the cake bite in the melted chocolate.  Shake off excess chocolate and place the cake bites back on the baking sheet.  Immediately add red, white & blue sprinkles before the chocolate dries.
Step 7: EAT!

Have a Happy 4th of July!