Red velvet cake meets cheesecake, and makes this gorgeous red dessert cheese ball coated in white chocolate chips. Form it into the shape of a heart for a beautiful Valentine dessert.
Red Velvet Dessert Cheese Ball — welcome to the world you beautiful sweet treat!
Sure — this came about because of Valentine’s Day — but this little beauty right here? It’s perfect for anytime. Gather around with a glass of wine, for a appetizer that everyone will love, or serve it as a unique dessert.
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If you wanna go all sweetheart on it? Form it into the shape of a heart. Who could resist?
This heart shaped cheeseball is the main attraction on my Valentine Dessert Cheese Board . Who says cheese boards have to be savory? Not this girl. This one, however, is the first I have posted about here on my blog. What better time than for my favorite holiday?? Go ahead and judge. I puffy heart love Valentine’s Day, and have as long as I can remember.
Ingredients for this Red Velvet Cheese Ball:
- cream cheese
- red velvet box cake mix
- powdered and brown sugar
- white chocolate chips
The color is just gorgeous, isn’t it? Cream together the butter and cream cheese until it’s smooth. Add in sugars and cake mix until incorporated.
Form into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for a couple of hours, or over night. Place half of the white chips under the ball and the others over the top. Coat the ball on all sides with the white chocolate chips.
If you want to make a heart shaped one, Smash the ball down and slightly form the heart. When you unwrap it, form the heart and smooth it out. For the heart I used half of the chips and only coated the top.
I have seen others coated in chocolate chips, and that would be delicious, too. I just loved the look of the white chips. Especially for Valentine’s Day. I roughly chopped my chips with my manual food chopper. You could skip this step, but I, myself, liked the look of the imperfect chocolate.
Serve it up with graham crackers and cookies like shortbread or vanilla wafers.
Add it to your dessert cheeseboard. Surround it with cheeses, fruits and chocolates.
Savory Cheese Balls I love:
Other Great Dessert Cheese Balls:
If red velvet cake is your thing, then I what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share the Best Red Velvet Cake with you before you go? This recipe is a keeper. Cross my heart.
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- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups red velvet cake mix
- 1 cup good quality white chocolate chips
- Graham crackers, shortbread cookie or Vanilla wafers for serving
- Cream together butter and cream cheese using a mixer. Beat in brown sugar.
- Slowly mix in cake mix and powdered sugar.
- Form into a ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Or flatten ball to form into a heart. Place in the fridge for 2 hours, or leave overnight.
- Roughly chop white chocolate chips, roll into the chips to coat the ball on all sides. (Use only 1/2 cup of chips for the heart. Top only the top of the heart with chips after forming and smoothing out the shape.
Let ball sit to take the chill off a bit to make spreading onto cookies and crackers easier.
I slightly adapted this recipe from Dessert Now, Dinner Later.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g