Red Velvet Truffles

Quick and easy no bake red velvet truffles recipe (red velvet cake truffles) with cream cheese are a bite sized dessert/ snack with rich and creamy texture.

If you love my moist red velvet cake, and my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (Eggless) as well as my  White Chocolate Truffles Recipe, you are going to love these red velvet truffles.

Also known as red velvet cake balls or no bake cake balls or no bake cake truffles.

Regardless of what you call them, they are smooth, fudgy and creamy and are perfect for the Christmas holidays.

This red velvet truffle recipe is:

  • Easy to make as dessert or snack
  • Ready in 30 minutes
  • Great as a homemade gift
  • Perfect for Valentine’s day or Mother’s day
  • NO bake
  • Requires simple ingredients

Easy Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

Flavor Variations

  • For birthday truffles, use funfetti cake mix.
  • For Christmas truffles, use gingerbread or spice cake mix.
  • For Chocolate truffles, use chocolate cake mix.
  • For vanilla truffles, use yellow or white cake mix.

Tips for easy red velvet truffles

  • Use FULL-FAT  cream cheese because it leads to a richer texture and flavor.
  • Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes if the dough is soft and difficult to form into balls.
  • If the mixture is crumbly, add milk (a little at a time), until it is easy to roll into balls.
  • Prior to dipping these truffles in melted chocolate, chill them in the freezer for about 30 minutes so they are firm and don’t fall apart.
  • Make sure to mix together the ingredients properly so there are no lumps and the mixture is a smooth dough.
  • •You can roll these truffles in melted chocolate (white, semisweet or dark) or even cover them in sprinkles, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings.
  • You can also try various add-ins like mini chocolate chips or chopped pecans or pistachios.
  • If you have leftover red velvet cake, you can make truffles made with cake crumbs and some frosting.
  • If you have extra time, you can make no bake red velvet truffles from scratch but my cake mix truffles are so much easier and just as tasty.
  • I used just cream cheese in this recipe but instead of that, you can also make red velvet truffles with cream cheese frosting or red velvet cake pops with cream cheese frosting by using my best no fail best cream cheese frosting recipe.
  • While the risks associated with raw flour and raw cake mix are low, you can take extra precaution by spreading the flour or cake mix powder on a cookie tray and baking for 5 minutes at 350° F.

No Bake Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

What is a cake truffle?

Cake truffles are bite-sized cake balls. They can be made with raw cake mix and cream cheese OR they can be made with baked cake scraps and crumbs, mixed together with frosting.  After mixing and rolling, they are dipped in chocolate.

How to make red velvet truffles? How do you make red velvet cake balls?

To make red velvet truffles, combine red velvet cake mix, powdered sugar, cream cheese  in a large mixing bowl until it forms a smooth dough. Scoop out small portions and roll them into dough. Finally, roll in your choice of toppings or dip it in melted chocolate.

How do you make red velvet cake pops?

Prepare the cake balls first and place them on a cookie tray, lined with wax paper. Dip the end of lollipop stick in melted chocolate and then push it into each cake ball. Chill for 30 minutes in the freezer so it becomes firm. Then, dip it in melted chocolate and place them on a sheet of wax paper or push the sticks into a Styrofoam cube. Allow the chocolate to set and enjoy.

Can you freeze red velvet cake truffles?

Yes, you can freeze them for up to a month in sealed freezer bags, as long as you don’t dip them in melted chocolate first.

How do you make Oreo balls?

Crush Oreo cookies in a food processor and mix it with cream cheese frosting until you have a smooth dough-like consistency. Roll mixture into small balls. Chill and then dip in chocolate. Enjoy! This is a great way to make red velvet Oreo truffles.

How to Make Red Velvet Truffles (Red Velvet Cake Balls)

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Red Velvet Truffles

Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Quick and easy no bake red velvet truffles recipe (red velvet cake truffles) with cream cheese are a bite sized dessert/ snack with rich and creamy texture.
Yield: 35 Truffles


  • 1 box Red velvet cake mix
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 8 oz Cream cheese, Full fat
  • 1/4 cup Milk, As needed
  • 1 cup Add-ins, E.g. granulated sugar, powdered sugar, sprinkles, chopped nuts, shredded coconut
  • 1 cup Chocolate, Melted, For dipping, Optional


  • In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix powder, powdered sugar, cream cheese and mix until you have a ball of dough.
  • Tip: If dough is too crumbly, add a little milk to make it easier to handle.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and form little balls.
  • Roll them in powdered sugar or granulated sugar OR dip them in melted chocolate. Enjoy! 


  • Read all my tips above. 
  • The number of truffles you get from this recipe will depend on how big or small you roll your balls.
  • Leftover truffles can be stored in the fridge for 3 days in a sealed container.


Calories: 114kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 124mg, Potassium: 66mg, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Calcium: 28mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 114
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

9 comments on “Red Velvet Truffles”

  1. These truffles look gorgeous! Perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day!

  2. They look PERFECT!!! I love these sweet and decadent little truffles.

  3. These are such a great Valentine’s Day treat! I’d definitely try this!5 stars

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