Cake Eyeballs

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour Bake: 35 min. + freezing


2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Customize these cake balls to your liking with the flavors of your choice. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1 cup prepared frosting of your choice
  • 1 package (12 ounces) each orange, pink, blue, purple, vibrant green, black and white Wilton candy melts
  • Decorations of your choice: candy coating disks, jumbo sprinkles, candy-coated sunflower kernels, candy eyeballs, Twizzlers Rainbow Twists, Life Savers, colored sugar and assorted sprinkles


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place on baking sheets. Chill cake balls until firm, at least 2 hours in freezer or at least 3 hours in refrigerator.
  3. In separate bowls, heat candy melts in the microwave until melted; stir until smooth. Dip each cake ball in coating; allow excess to drip off. Decorate as desired. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 cake ball: 182 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.