Saint Patty’s Cake Bites

That day is almost here!

The day where rivers, beer, faces, hair, and food all have something in common.



Lovin’ the colors here. They are so, umm, bright and green!


Straight forward cake balls here + almost a whole tube of green food coloring.

Crumbled cake!

Saint Patrick’s Day Cake Bites

Yield: approximately 40 cake balls

You will need:

2 packages (16oz) Vanilla CANDIQUIK® Coating

1 bottle of green (oil or powder based only!) food coloring

1 box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients for cake mix)
1/2 of a container (16 oz.) cream cheese frosting


1. Prepare, color (add about ¾ of the bottle of food coloring to batter) and bake cake mix as directed on box; cool completely.
2. Crumble cooled cake into a large bowl.
3. Mix thoroughly with frosting (it may be easier to use fingers to mix together).
4. Roll mixture into medium (1″) sized balls, placing on a wax coated cookie sheet and chill for approximately 1-2 hours until firm. (You can shorten this time by placing in the freezer.)
5. Melt both Vanilla CANDIQUIK packages according to directions. Slowly add a few drops of the remaining green food coloring directly into 1 of the packages of CANDIQUIK, until you get desired color.

6. Dip half of the cake balls in Vanilla and half in the green colored CANDIQUIK, covering completely; then return to wax paper to set.

7. Once the cake balls are almost set, you can drizzle them with the opposite color.

TIP: If cake balls start to stick or get gooey when dipping, return the remaining cake balls to the fridge or freezer until firm.

Linked to these parties: Mrs. Fox’s Sweets,  Dwell on Joy, Inside Bru Crew Life, Cupcake Apothecary

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  1. JennK says

    I wanted to make something to bring to work for St.Patty’s Day that would be festive and easy. I found these and their cute too! Thanks so much I know their going too love them!

    • says

      That’s great Jenn!!! You are going to be in high demand now for cake bites! They are fun and what I love is you can personalize and customize them for any occasion!
      Haha, funny about Starbucks – I can’t remember where, but I saw an ad for them – too funny. Wonder how they are? The tiramisu one caught my eye, might have to give them a try. :)

  2. JennK says

    Lol.. They banned me from making them again but Im doing it anyway. One of the girls ate so many she threw up.. I dont know if thats a good or bad thing lol.. I might have to try one at Starbucks.. Im doing strawberry cake mix and cream cheese frosting with vanilla quikcoating. Of course pink green and yellow Easter sprinkles :)

  3. says

    These look amazing. Saw them featured over at Mrs. Fox’s Sweets. I am hosting a Go Green Group Giveaway and St. Patties linky, please stop by and link up for a chance to win. There is a picture link to the contest on my right side bar. I also host a weekly Anything Goes fri-mon linky. Come share your beautiful treats.

  4. Sarah says

    I made these for work today and I’ve never even made cake bites before… everyone LOVES them! I have people asking for the recipe! THANK YOU!


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