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RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BALLS
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These delicious Red Velvet Cheesecake Balls are a sweet bite-sized combination of no bake cheesecake and red velvet cake! They’re a super easy to make mini dessert that just perfect for a special treat!
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These delicious Red Velvet Cheesecake Balls are a sweet bite-sized combination of no bake cheesecake and red velvet cake! They’re a super easy to make mini dessert that’s just perfect for a special treat!
crumbly red velvet balls with cheesecake center in a white bowl
Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites
When you think of the perfect Valentine’s Day treat, it’s hard not to think about red velvet cake. That beautiful red color with the slightest hint of chocolate flavor always puts a smile on everyone’s face! But just wait! What happens when you take red velvet cake crumbs and coat the outside of sweet and decadent no bake cheesecake balls? You end up with a show-stopping sweet treat everyone will flip over!
Why We Love this Recipe
Ease: Even though the small crumbs taste just like homemade red velvet cake, you use a box mix that’s super quick and easy to mix up with just a few other simple ingredients.
Beautiful Red Color: The red color in these little dessert balls make them an absolute perfect Valentine’s Day treat for school parties or even as a romantic treat to share with your special someone.
Great Make Ahead Dessert: Valentine’s Day seldom falls on a weekend So, having a dessert you can make in advance is very helpful. These cheesecake balls definitely solve that issue! You can make these red velvet treats up to 4-5 days in advance and they will be just as good as the day you made them.
What’s Needed for Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites
ingredients on white counter: vanilla, two blocks cream cheese, red velvet cake mix, powdered sugar, 3 eggs, heavy cream, vanilla
Red Velvet Cake Mix- You’ll also need to include the ingredients required to make the cake that’s listed on the box
Cream Cheese- This creates the no bake creamy cheesecake filling.
Confectioner’s Sugar- Adds just the right about of sweetness to make these delicious bite sized treats
Heavy Cream- Adds extra body and creaminess to the cheesecake center
Vanilla Extract- The vanilla balances out and gives additional favor to the cream cheese mixture
How to Make Perfect Red Velvet Cheesecake Balls
four images: cream cheese blocks and powdered sugar in mixing bowl; mixed together with spatula in bowl; cookie scoop with cream cheese mixture on it; cream cheese balls on baking sheet
Preheat oven to 350º
Prepare red velvet cake batter according to box directions and bake in a 9×13 pan or a jelly roll pan for easy crumbling.
Bake cake according to direction on box. Let cake cool to room temperature and crumble into fine crumbs. Set aside.
Add the cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar to a large bowl. Using an electric mixer or hand mixer beat cream cheese mixture until combined. (You can also use a stand mixer if you prefer)
Add heavy cream and vanilla and mix until stiff peaks form.
Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop cream cheese mixture into balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Chill this pan in the freezer for one hour.
four images: red velvet cake crumbled up on a baking sheet; white cream cheese ball in middle of red velvet crumbles; red velvet balls on baking sheet
Remove from freezer and roll cheesecake balls in red velvet cake crumbs until they are completely covered.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Can I Freeze these Red Velvet Cheesecake Balls?
You sure can! They freeze really well. For best results freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet for about an hour. Once they are frozen hard, place them in an airtight container and put them back in the freezer for up to about 3 months. To thaw, just put them in the fridge overnight.
How To Serve Red Velvet Cheese Balls?
If you are taking these little red velvet cheesecakes somewhere and want to make sure they keep their shape, the best way to do that is to place them in decorative mini cupcake liners. That makes them a great grab and go snack for everyone.
Add-ins and Variations
Want more chocolate flavor? You can add dark chocolate chips or white chocolate chips to the cheesecake mixture. It gives them a little bit of crunch too.
You can also bake brownie batter with red food coloring into a thin layer and use it for the crumble coating. They won’t have the light and fluffy coating like the cake mix provides, but some people really love the brownie crumbs best.
Not a fan of red velvet? You don’t have to use a red velvet mix. You can use different flavors of cake and use red food coloring to get that same beautiful red color.
If you want a chocolate cheesecake center, just add about a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the cream cheese mixture.
If you like red velvet cake pops, you can make this recipe into red velvet cheesecake pops by inserting a lollipop stick into the center of each one and let them set up in the fridge before serving.