Coconut Cake Balls

Coconut Cake Balls
Prep Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Freeze Time:
1 hrs
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
about 80 (1 cake ball each)


  • 1 package 2-layer-size reduced-sugar or sugar-free yellow cake mix

  • 1 14 ounce can unsweetened light coconut milk

  • 1 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened

  • 1 cup shredded coconut

  • 1 pound semisweet or dark chocolate or white baking chocolate

  • 2 tablespoon shortening

  • cup shredded coconut, toasted if desired


  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions except substitute 1 cup of the coconut milk for 1 cup of the liquid in the cake and decrease the oil by 2 tablespoons. Use any suggested pan size and bake according to package directions. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Line trays or baking pans with parchment or waxed paper; set aside.

  2. In a very large mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining coconut milk until smooth. Stir in the 1 cup coconut. Remove cake from pan and crumble into the cream cheese mixture. Beat until combined. Using a small cookie scoop, drop mixture into 1-inch mounds onto prepared pans; freeze for 30 minutes. Roll mounds into balls. Freeze for 30 to 60 minutes more or until balls are firm.

  3. In a medium saucepan heat chocolate and shortening over medium-low heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Working in batches, dip balls into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off and place balls on clean waxed paper-lined trays or baking pans. Immediately sprinkle tops of balls with coconut before chocolate is set. Let stand until chocolate is set. If chocolate in saucepan begins to set up, reheat over low heat. To store, layer cake balls between waxed paper in an airtight container. Cover and seal. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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