The Best Leftover Red Velvet Cheesecake Bites Recipe – Covered in red velvet cake crumbs, these sweet cheesecake balls are the perfect small bite for any holiday party.
1 box red velvet cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box 2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened 1/2 c. powdered sugar 2 tbsp. heavy cream 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350º and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Prepare red velvet cake batter according to box directions. Divide batter among liners and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool completely. Break 4 cupcakes into small crumbs.
Save remaining cakes for another use.
In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
Add heavy cream and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop cream cheese mixture into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Transfer to the freezer to chill, 1 hour.
Roll balls in red velvet cake crumbs until fully coated, then return to prepared baking sheet.