Today I’m sharing a cake recipe that requires no flour, no sugar, no oil; Just a red velvet cake box mix and diet soda. Combined with cream cheese frosting and dipped in chocolate, these Red Velvet Cake Bites are delicious and super easy to prepare. Making nearly 30 cake bites, this dessert is freezer-friendly and leaves you with the perfect, bite-sized treat to save the day whenever a sweet tooth hits.
Need an eye-appealing and delicious treat to bring to a get together? Or maybe you just want a treat for yourself. Either way, this recipe is one that is sure to impress!
- 1 red velvet cake box mix
- 1 can (12 oz.) diet coke *
- 8 oz. light cream cheese**
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- Preheat oven according to box instructions (this will vary based on the pan you use to bake the cake)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix with diet coke. Mix until fully combined. I promise you don’t need anything else besides the soda!
- Coat baking pan with cooking spray. Pour cake batter into pan and bake for time listed on box until knife comes out clean
- Remove cake from oven and cool on stove top
Rolling and Dipping the Truffles
- When cake is fully cooled, crumble cake into large bowl and set aside (leave a small amount of cake aside to decorate the cake bites with crumbs; you definitely don’t have to do this)
- In a medium sized bowl, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and milk until light and fluffy.
- Add 1 cup of frosting into crumbled cake and mix with your hands to combine. The batter should stick together easily. If it doesn’t add a little more cream cheese to the mix. Cool in refrigerator for ~30 minutes
- Using a cookie scooper, scoop batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in freezer while you prepare the chocolate coating
- In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave for 30 second intervals until smooth
- Dip each cake bite in the chocolate or use a spoon to pour some over the top (this method is a little easier but won’t create that perfect dipped look)
- At this point you can sprinkle red velvet cake crumbs on top and put them back in the freezer. You can also melt down some white chocolate and drizzle that on top using a spoon or Ziplock bag to pipe stripes. You may need to add a little canola oil (~1 teaspoon) to the chocolate chips so the melted chocolate is thin enough to drizzle.
*I use diet soda as to not add additional sugar other than what’s already in the cake mix (I haven’t tried regular soda but I assume it would work the same if that is your preference)
**You can also buy cream cheese frosting if you don’t want to make it yourself. I just prefer to make it because then there are only 3 ingredients instead of 20 like that in pre-made frostings