Dec 31

Strawberry Champagne White Chocolate Cake Balls

Putting booze in your cake!

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Now I added strawberries too, but these taste nothing like strawberry and everything like champagne. They’re super champagne-y. I know there are people who love champagne as much as I love cheese. If you are one of those champagne lovers, the type who asks for no orange juice in their mimosa, then this recipe is for you. For YOU.

I’m not sure when I first had cake balls.  I think the first thing similar to a cake ball I had was an oreo ball that my Uncle Lonnie made for us like 10 years ago…and those things are insane.  And I’m sure my reaction was similar to the reaction of that kid who just had bacon for the first time.  That kid.  Ahh so cute.  If that doesn’t make your ovaries hurt I don’t know what would.

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There are a lot of champagne recipes, but I think the recipe ideas that top the chart are champagne cake balls (or cake) and these champagne margaritas.  I GOTTA TRY THOSE.

These cake balls.

I actually bought cake flour for these, which the box says is 27 times finer than regular all-purpose flour.  But then I realized that cake balls are the opposite of light and fluffy.  They’re dense and compact and totally everything I want in a dessert.  So because these weren’t going to be in fluffy cake form, I decided to use all-purpose flour and save the cake flour for another day.

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So cake balls are kinda a labor of love.  By the time these were done I was SO ready to eat them.  I mean, your whole house smells of cake and your body is like, “okay, time to eat cake.” But then you still have like 3 more steps until the cake balls are actually ready to eat.  I mean, it’s worth it.  


But it’ll be like if you’re working from home and you have a crockpot recipe cooking all day and it smells SO GOOD, but you have to wait until 6pm for it to be done.  It’s a delicious struggle.

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So if you’re in the market for a dessert to make for tonight…MAKE THESE.  Happy New Year, friends!

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Strawberry Champagne White Chocolate Cake Balls

Yield: 13 cake balls

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup champagne
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
1 tablespoon water
1/2 tablespoon sugar

cream cheese frosting (aka cake ball binding)
2 1/2 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 tablespoon butter, softened
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 drops vanilla extract

8 oz white chocolate, melted

coarse sugar


Preheat oven to 350ºF.  In a saucepan over medium heat, combine strawberries, water and sugar, stirring constantly and mashing strawberries as you go.  Stir/mash/cook for 5 minutes.  Turn off heat and set aside.  

Now make your cake.  In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Mix in softened butter until just little butter pieces are left, no need to completely mix it in.  Add in eggs, champagne, strawberry mixture and vanilla extract.  Stir until a batter forms.  Pour batter into a greased 8" cake pan.  Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your cream cheese frosting for the cake ball binding.  In a bowl, use an electric hand mixer to combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.  Set aside.

Once cake is done, crumble it into a bowl and place in the freezer to cool to 10 minutes.  Add in your cream cheese frosting and mix cake crumbles with frosting until the cake crumbles easily hold together when pressed into a ball.  Roll cake mixture into 13 balls.

Then dip cake balls into white chocolate to coat.  Set on wax paper and place in the fridge to harden.  If desired, sprinkle a coarse sugar over the melted white chocolate.

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3 comments on “Strawberry Champagne White Chocolate Cake Balls”

  1. So pretty and festive!! I was actually JUST looking for an NYE dessert to make! Yay!!

  2. What a great idea! I have never had a cake ball, if you can believe it, but I am sure I would love it if there’s champagne in it!

  3. I have never had champagne! What have I been doing with my life?!?! BRB going to buy some right now. These are so pretty and festive, and a house that smells like cake is always a good idea. Happy New Year!

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