Chocolate Strawberry Cake Cheese Ball


 

 

It is no secret that I love desserts.  Actually I haven’t posted any desserts lately and it kind of has made me sad.  I needed a break from all of the desserts that I ate/made over the holidays.  Desserts are my favorite though.  I am actually a picky eater when it comes to savory foods, but with desserts, I have never met a dessert that I haven’t like.

 

 

Because I love desserts so much I feel that a dessert is always needed at every party.  That is why I love dessert appetizers, you get a dessert and appetizer all in one.  Last year I made my first dessert cheese ball.  It was one of the best desserts that I had ever had.  I posted two Cheese Balls last year, the Funfetti Cake Cheese Ball and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Cheese Ball.  They were both two of my favorite desserts that I have made and are both two of my most popular posts.  I decided to make another cheese ball using one of my favorite flavor combinations, chocolate and strawberry.

 

 

 

 

This Chocolate Strawberry Cake Cheese Ball was so delicious.  I loved the combination of the chocolate and strawberry flavors in the cheese ball.  Plus there are actual strawberries in the cheese ball as well.  Also this cheese ball is really fun, the sprinkles make this a great appetizer for a party.  I brought this delicious cheese ball to a party and everyone thought it was so fun and looked fantastic. Everyone also thought the cheese ball tasted great.  I used pink crystal sprinkles, but you can also use red or any other color you want.

 

 

Not only was the cheese ball really fun, the flavor was great.  Neither the chocolate or strawberry flavor dominated and they both tasted great together.  My husband loves my cheese balls and he said that this was his favorite one so far. These go great with vanilla wafers, graham crackers, or fruit.  I think this would be great for a party or a really fun treat for Valentine’s Day.  I know I plan on making this cheese ball again, it is now a family favorite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Strawberry Cake Cheese Ball

Chocolate Strawberry Cake Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup chocolate cake mix, dry
  • 1 cup strawberry cake mix, dry
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, chopped and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup pink or red crystal sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)
  • Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies for dipping

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together until combined. Then add in the chocolate and strawberry cake mixes, sugar, and powdered sugar and beat until combined. Then gently stir in the chopped strawberries.
  2. Place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Bring up all the corners of the plastic wrap and wrap into a ball. Freeze the ball for about 1 1/2 hours or until it is firm enough to keep its shape.
  3. Place the chocolate jimmies and pink or red crystal sprinkles on a flat plate and combine together. Then roll the unwrapped cheese ball in the sprinkles. Make sure to press the sprinkles into the cheese ball until it is fully covered.
  4. Place the ball on a serving dish, cover with plastic wrap and freeze the cheese ball for another 2 hours or overnight. If frozen overnight, thaw for 20-30 minutes before serving. Serve with Vanilla Wafers, graham crackers, fruit, or other cookies.
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Check out these other great dessert appetizers:
http://whatscookinglove.com/2013/05/funfetti-cake-cheese-ball/
http://whatscookinglove.com/2013/01/chocolate-peanut-butter-cake-cheese-ball/
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Comments

  1. Hi! I featured your recipe in my Valentine’s on a Dime Dinner post! It’s linked up and credit included! Come check it out sometime!
    http://thehappyidiot.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/valentines-on-a-dime-part-ii-valentines-dinner/

  2. I’ve already made the chocolate peanut butter and funfetti ones and am in love!!

    I was just wondering…. Granted I could find a raspberry cake mix… do you think this could be morphed into a chocolate raspberry cake cheese ball?

    • I’m so glad you like them all! I think you could switch the strawberry for raspberry. I bet it would taste great! If you can’t find raspberry cake mix you could just try using all chocolate cake mix and it would have a more chocolate flavor. If you make it let me know how it turns out.

      • Thank you so much for your feedback. I ended up using all chocolate cake mix (I couldn’t find raspberry, and I love chocolate!). I incorporated frozen raspberries, figuring that they wouldn’t be so delicate as they are when they are fresh. .. and they smooshed anyway! What was I thinking? They are raspberries…. They crumbled when I tried cutting them lol. The mixture turned out delicious! They are currently in the freezing stage for the superbowl…. So I’ll report again afterward about their structural integrity.

        BTW: The chocolate peanut butter ones I made were for the superbowl last year, and I shaped them into footballs and used white frosting for the laces. It went over really well!

  3. They kept their structural integrity! Also they were a big hit with chocolate graham crackers♡ Thank you again.