Easter Egg Cake Balls

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These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required! Put them in a basket and watch them disappear.

These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!Easter Egg Cake Balls

We are all ready for the Easter bunny in my home. We painted some eggs, we made cake balls, maybe we’ll even get to see the Easter bunny himself. More Easter dessert recipe ideas are Easter Egg Coconut Macaroon Nests, Super Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and these adorable Coconut Cupcakes.

These cake balls were fun to make, and are made lighter than traditional cake balls by cutting out butter and oil and using egg whites and non-fat Greek Yogurt. Also, because I use a cake ball pan, there’s no need to mix the cake with frosting, which is time consuming and adds a lot more fat and calories.

Instead, we dip and drizzle colored chocolate on them and play with a fun assortment of sprinkles to turn these cuties into Easter Eggs. These are the perfect Easter dessert idea to make with kids or if you just want to get creative for the holiday! I packed some in small boxes to give away as Easter gifts too.

You can come up with countless ways to decorate cake balls for any holiday or occasion using the same basic recipe with this Nordic Ware Cake Pop Pan I purchased at Target. I highly recommend buying 2 pans if you plan on making these to speed this up. The candy melts were from Wilton, which I purchased at Michael’s.

These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!

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These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
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Skinny Easter Egg Cake Balls

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102.5 Cals 1.5 Protein 15 Carbs 4 Fats
Prep Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs
Yield: 48 cake balls
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!

Ingredients

  • 16.5 oz package yellow cake mix, or flavor of your choice
  • 6 oz plain fat-free Greek yogurt, Chobani
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • baking spray
  • 48 oz Wilton colored candy melts, 20 oz used total, calculated in n.i*
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a the cake pop pan with baking spray.
  • Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined.
  • Place the batter into a pastry bag or large ziplock bag with the tip cut off.
  • Pipe the batter into the prepared cake pop pan and bake about 18 minutes (I rotated the pan after 10 minutes to be sure they baked evenly). Let it rest 5 minutes before opening the pan.
  • Place cake balls on a wire rack and repeat with remaining batter.
  • Using a scissor, cut the seam off the balls.
  • Refrigerate the cake balls for about 45 minutes, this helps the chocolate stick to the cake.
  • Melt some of the white chocolate melts in the microwave according to package directions, careful not to burn the chocolate.
  • Insert the tip of a bamboo skewer into the melted chocolate, then into the cake ball (this helps hold the stick in place) and dip each ball into the chocolate, then onto a sheet of wax paper.
  • To cover the little hole you get from the skewer, dip the stick in the melted chocolate, then onto the hole.
  • Repeat with the remaining balls and chocolate topping with sprinkles as you dip before the chocolate hardens, or drizzle with chocolate if desired.

Notes

*I weighed the chocolate on each ball to calculate the nutritional info. Although the recipe calls for 48 oz of chocolate, not all of it will be used, but you will still need to buy extra so you have enough to coat the cake balls. I calculated 0.4 oz of chocolate on each cake ball.
**Sprinkles and decorations not included in n.i.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cake ball, Calories: 102.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1.5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 68mg, Sugar: 7g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 3
Keywords: Easter Egg Cake Balls
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!
These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!

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59 comments

  1. I don’t have a cake ball pan, could I bake the cake in a cake pan and then crumble the cake and make balls that way?! Would that still work? Hmmmm I may just have to experiment and see. These look tasty and I love the idea of making the recipe a bit healthier.

  2. Hi Gina! Have you tried making these ahead and freezing then decorating later? Trying to be organized!!

  3. These are the cutest things ever! you could really do this for any holiday too!

  4. So cute! What do you mean by using a scissor, cut the seam off the balls? If I would like to make the the cake ahead of time and decorate with chocolate & sprinkles the next day, do you recommend keeping the cake balls in the fridge overnight (or will it dry them out) or store in a container on counter? Thanks!

  5. Could you do a made from scratch cake recipe (dry ingredients only) then add yogurt and such? And do you have a GF cake recipe? Thanks! These look too pretty to eat!

  6. These were amazing and they turned out perfectly, they were a huge hit with my family on Easter Sunday. I wrote about it on my blog: http://thebarmywife.blogspot.com/2014/04/post-graduation-day-21.html

  7. What do you use to drizzle the chocolate on to make the designs?

    • I bet just letting it drip from a skewer or a spoon would work. Though your post was almost a year ago, did you make them yet? how did they work out and what did you end up using? Happy Easter!

  8. Hi, what do you mean by "using scissors cut the SEAM of the balls?

  9. What kind of a pan is this? One that has a cover while you bake? I'm trying to find a good baking pan to make these

  10. It may help you stay skinny but your heart will not appreciate it. Most box cake mixes have partially hydronated oil in them which is a trans fat. Trans fats are the reason for heart disease. Try homemade cake mix instead. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/trans-fat/art-20046114

  11. I love this idea. I'm going to use it for the holidays and make cake pop ornaments for my office.

  12. What are the texture of the cake balls? I make cake pops the traditional way adding frosting to the cake. Does using greek yogurt and egg whites change the texture of the cake? I would prefer to do it that way but I want the texture of the original cake balls. Thank you.

  13. I love the idea of making skinny cake balls. After Valentine's Day I got a cake pop pan on sale at Target and I have been excited to try it out. Target had candy melts on clearance after Easter so I bought them too. I want to try a skinny recipe, but I don't want to use store-bought cake mix as the base because I can only find mixes that have partially hydrogenated oils in them. If you can come up with a recipe from scratch I'd be so grateful!!

  14. These look just fabulous!

  15. I am so going to make these next year for the kiddos!

    they are so cute…

  16. These are so cute! I love the colors, absolutely gorgeous!

  17. They are the cutest I have seen this Easter.

  18. such a clever idea!
    I want to try this even though easter ended haha
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  19. If these taste as cute as they look, we're in trouble! PS I found the cake pop pans at TJ Maxx for $13 and one even priced at $7!

  20. Yum these look so cute and delicious!!

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  21. I have been on a skinnytaste roll this weekend, i love that these recipies auto populate in calorie tracker apps. I can't wait to try these!

  22. These look great. I will keep them in mind!

  23. These are by far the cutest Easter treat I've seen this week Gina! Great job!

  24. I followed the recipe down to a T and mine look like tumours. They still taste nice though…

  25. Instead of the melts could I use sugar free morsels? (I am a diabetic). Will morsals be too rich and will it hold?

  26. They like a lot of fun. Not only for Easter, but on other occasions as well. I will try to probably with Oikos Greek yogurt though.
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  27. I have not jumped on the cake ball wagon (yet) but these are just the cutest idea. And one I want to try!

  28. These would be wonderful for a baby shower too. Just adorable.

  29. So cute! I love them and I love how you made them less calories!!

  30. These are SO cute and I had no idea about a cake ball PAN! I will be investing in one shortly! 🙂

  31. These look like a lot of fun. Not only for easter, but other occasions too. I'll probably try it with Oikos greek yogurt though.

  32. How did you get the candy melts to be so smooth? When I use them after heating them up the candy melt in the microwave is not smooth.

  33. These are beautiful! I've never made cake balls other than by mashing up the cooked cake with frosting. I like that you used Greek yogurt in them!

  34. These are so cute! I love the pastel-Eastery colours!

  35. those are adorable! i need to get one of those pans, people make the cutest darned things with them 🙂

  36. These look so good and so pretty!!!! Happy Easter

  37. very very cute:) too bad I don't have candy melts at hand…
    Happy Easter!

  38. Amazing…Happy Easter…

  39. such a great idea! I wish you posted these earlier in the week so I could run to the store to pick up all those ingredients and made them for my family. Oh well, maybe next year!

  40. Beautiful! Love the colors!! Happy easter

  41. These are really cute, but they are different than the original cake balls/truffles, with the frosting mixed in. Basically, these are cake baked into the shape of balls – and don't taste anything like the ones with the frosting mixed into them. Those have more of a truffle consistency and are much richer, moister, etc. But, these are very cute!

  42. I got my ten year old a cake pop maker for christmas so this could be the step up from decorating eggs! Which is sooo last year 😉

  43. these look adorable, how do you get the shape back to round because after setting the balls to harden on the wax paper, the shape of the ball is not quite as a circle anymore.

  44. These are so beautiful. You never fail to inspire me in the kitchen! 🙂

  45. Super Cute idea! Wish I'd seen this before I headed to the grocery this morning.
    Happy Easter!

    • Well, It is almost Easter in 2014 and I am soooooooo glad I found this. Our family loves cake balls so this is perfect….