Cake Eyeballs are fun to make and good to eat!  Halloween is getting close and we have been busy making fun foods to celebrate with!  

You all know how much I love Ree Drummond, the famous Pioneer Woman,  so when I saw her recipe in the latest Food Network magazine, I knew would be making these cake eyeballs.  They would be the perfect dessert after a big bowl of  Pioneer Woman Creamy Potato Soup or perhaps after a big plate of Fried Chicken.

Well, you get the idea.  These great little cake balls would be perfect after any meal or even better as a Halloween Party Food.  Please your little trickster with these tasty treats.

 Cake Eyeballs with Feeding Big



Cake Eyeballs
Fun cake balls dipped in white chocolate and decorated to make spooky eyeballs! Wait till you see what is inside, if you dare!
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  1. 1 18.5 ounce box red velvet cake mix (plus ingredients required to make the cake)
  2. 1 12 ounce can frosting (any flavor)
  3. 12 ounces white chocolate melting disks
  4. Assorted gel icings, for decorating
  1. Prepare the cake mix, according to the package directions for a 9 X 13 inch cake or two 9 inch cakes. Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then remove to a rack Cover with a dish towel and let cool completely.
  2. Break off sections of the cake and crumble in a large bowl. When finished, you should have a bunch of very fine cake crumbs. Using a rubber spatula, work the frosting into the cake until it is no longer visible. (Even if you use white frosting with red velvet cake, the white will eventually blend in entirely)
  3. Next, roll the mixture in to 1 1/2 inch balls (a small ice cream scoop helps with this) and set on a parchment-lined baking sheet. This is important: Pop them in the freezer, uncovered, for at least an hour. The cake balls need to be very firm before coating them. Trust me, they fall apart if they are not firm.
  4. When the cake balls are nice and firm, place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. (Don't let the bowl touch the water.) Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the pan. Add the cake balls one at a time to the melted white chocolate and gently roll to coat. Using a fork, lift out the cake balls, then tap the fork against the side of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate. With a toothpick push the ball off of the fork and back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Let set at room temperature 10 to 15 minutes. Decorate with gel icing to look like eyeballs.
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks
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Make Fake Blood by Organized 31

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34 Responses to Cake Eyeballs Recipe with Feeding Big

  1. Hi Cynthia – Ohhhhh man am I in a sugar coma just looking at the pictures. These look insanely yummy! I’m doing the math in my head as to how many I could eat before the stomach ache kicks in! Four??? I’m going with four. :-)

    Hugs, Holly

  2. Tracie says:

    These are so cute (and yummy!) looking. I need to make them immediately. Cake balls are my favorite.

  3. Susan says:

    How fun! My kids would love these. Guess what I’ll be taking to the Halloween block party this year? And thanks for sharing my Scary Eyes Cake and DIY Fake Blood with Household Ingredients.

  4. Oh, these would be a real hit with the kiddos!

  5. The red velvet interior must look really ‘gross’ – in a good way of course. This may be soemthing Little Man and I can do this weekend. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Tracy says:

    Perfect idea for a Halloween party treat! I think I’ll make these up for my friend’s party, the kids will get a kick of it.

  7. These look so fun, my boys would go crazy over these.

  8. These sound fun. My boys would love these.

  9. These will be great at my daughter’s Halloween party. I will probably also have her help me make them. They look like something she could really get her hands into :)

  10. My kids would love these! I’ve been looking for some spooky recipes, this one is pretty cool!

  11. Pam says:

    Those are so cute! They would be great to serve at our upcoming Halloween party.

  12. Tina Ashburn says:

    I LOVE these!! I plan to bake the eyeballs and bring them into the flower shop for Halloween!

  13. Trice says:

    supper cute! I may try for our church cake walk this year.

  14. Super cute, and creepy treat! My kids would LOVE these!

  15. Shay says:

    Scarily cute .

    I wish I had a reason to make them !

  16. brett says:

    these would be SUCH a hit with my son’s friends….he’s 6 and they love anything weird or gross looking!

  17. These are so cute. They would be absolutely perfect for a Halloween party.

  18. Cute! We don’t do red velvet, but I bet we could make them out of white cake with beet dye! Checking out the pepper recipe, too!

  19. Very creepy and perfect for Halloween!

  20. LOVE the eye balls!! I bet my 4 year old would love this!

  21. Those eyeballs look creepy enough to be at a Halloween party!

  22. Robyn says:

    These are so realistic looking. Great job!

  23. Dawn Lopez says:

    Oh so cool, I love love everything to do with Halloween and these totally rock! Thanks for sharing!

  24. This looks like so much fun! I would love to make these with my kids.

  25. Tina Ashburn says:

    I can hardly wait to try these!

  26. Malia says:

    Those are a perfect Halloween treat! Might be fun to make for my daughters class.

  27. My son will love seeing this post and want to make the blood! My daughter will want to make the cake balls.I can see some creepy crafts in the future.

  28. Andrea says:

    Those are super cute!

  29. Emerald says:

    I love the till death do us part for hanger. That’s funny and clever.

  30. What an awesome creation. It looks yummy and fun at the same time. :-)

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