Super Easy Cake Balls to Make for Mother’s Day

Come on, you know you love them. Those little sugary spheres of deliciousness are just the right size for a treat.

I found this recipe in a recent edition of Bon Appetit. It was actually in one of the advertisements, but I tried it – and it was super easy. I wanted to share it in case someone out there wanted to make it for Mom for Mothers Day – it’s this Sunday!

Even a non-cook could make these in a snap. And, if you have a kid or two to help, even better. There’s no cooking involved – just dumping, stirring and rolling. I even made a recipe without the banana and added a little extra milk. It worked fine.

Here’s the recipe, with credit to Jell-O.

Banana Cake Balls


  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.). JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 small fully ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 pkg. (10.75 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed, crumbled into fine crumbs
  • 3 pkgs. (4.4 oz. each) milk chocolate bars, chopped
  • multi-colored sprinkles


  1. Stir milk and pudding mix in medium bowl with large spoon just until pudding mix is moistened. Immediately add bananas and cake crumbs; mix well.
  2. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls; place on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Freeze 1 hour.
  3. Melt chocolate in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 Min., stirring after 1 min. Dip balls in chocolate; return to baking sheet. Top immediately with sprinkles. Let stand until coating is firm.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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