These no-bake 2 ingredient cake batter cheesecake bites are the perfect treat to make this summer to tame your sweet tooth and keep your house nice and cool! Kids love helping make these too! From mixing the softened cream cheese into the cake mix to rolling the balls out, it’s a fun intro to kids in the kitchen. They have all the flavor of my no bake cake batter cheesecake but in ball form!
An all year no bake treat
For the first few years Alex and I lived together I could probably count on one hand the number of times we turned the air conditioner on.
We lived in a second-floor apartment and lived with fans running constantly but we loved the fresh air and the low cost. It wasn’t until Ryan was born at the start of summer we became dependent on cooled air to keep his little newborn booty safe.
Even now, we try to use the air conditioner as little as possible. You can usually find every window housing a fan to help circulate the air in our little house.
Because of this, the oven usually becomes a last resort kind of thing – either we grill or it’s no go for us. That’s fine for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. But if you’ve got a sweet tooth as vicious as I do, you need options to tame the beast, my friends.
Now, I love ice cream, probably more than the average human. I’ve been known to eat bowls of the good stuff in the middle of January wearing 3 layers to keep warm. But sometimes you want something different. That’s where no-bake recipes come in. That’s where
Making these with kids
This is a perfect recipe to make with littles. Other than melting chocolate (which is totally optional!) it’s a no heat, no knife, nothing unsafe recipe. Here are some tasks kids can take over for you:
- Mixing the cake mix into the cream cheese. This is especially perfect if you’re using a stand mixer.
- Adding extra sprinkles! It’s definitely open to more/
lesssprinkles so perfect measurements aren’t necessary.
- Portioning and rolling the cheesecake bites. I like to use a small cookie scoop, but a spoon would work fine.
- Rolling in powdered sugar or sprinkles.
- Sprinkling toppings if you choose to dip in white chocolate.
2-Ingredient Cake Batter Cheesecake Bites
Cake batter cheesecake bites are easy to make and a fun way to get kids involved in the kitchen! Enjoy on a hot summer day without heating up the house or just as a fun, simple, everyday treat.
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No Bake 2 Ingredient Cake Batter Cheesecake Bites
- 1 box of cake mix
- 1 8 oz brick of cream cheese softened
- Powdered sugar
- White melting chocolate
Cream the cream cheese until light and fluffy with a hand or stand mixer.
Add in the cake mix until completely combined, and allow to sit for about 1 hour.
Roll into balls about 1 tablespoon in size and enjoy.
If desired, roll your balls in powdered sugar, sprinkles, or extra cake mix. You can also dip them in melted white chocolate and top with sprinkles.
I recommend using Funfetti cake mix because sprinkles are fun, but if you use a white/yellow cake mix feel free to add 1/2 cup of sprinkles to your mix before chilling.
Okay, so tell me – what’s your favorite summer treat? Are you a fan or AC family? Sprinkles – yay or nay?
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Christina @ Montessoriishmom.com says
These look SO good! I’m going to make them for my husband for Father’s day, yum!
Lisa bozzi says
Would love to try cheesebake mbites with my grandkids
Angela S says
How far ahead can these be made?
I’d say 2-3 days. I’ve made them and kept them in my fridge for a week, but the chocolate does start to separate a bit from the truffle more and more.
Carol Jean Weber says
Please be specific with the size of cream cheese – I am assuming an 8 ounce versus 3 ounces?
8 ounces! Sorry about that, Carol! Updating now.
I’ve made these twice now and they’re so yummy, but a short while after the chocolate that I’ve dipped them in hardens, the bites crack open. They look beautiful at first but eventually they bust open for some reason. I let them sit for an hour before dipping and everything, but still the same result. Any advice?
SO glad you like them!! This has happened to me a few times, and the best way around it is to make your truffles with a bit of a gap at the bottom to give room for the batter to expand. So when you place them on wax paper, let them harden, then flip them over – there is probably a thin spot where the ball was on the parchment. Make a small spot where they can expand. It won’t be fool proof, but should help!
Do you just use the cake powder or do you put in the egg and water & milk like you are going to bake the cake mix
Just the dry mix!
So do you put them in the fridge for the hour or leave them on the counter?
I usually refrigerate for an hour – thanks for the note, I’ll add to instructions
Do you mix the cake mix in by hand or mixer ?
hand! you could use a mixer if you wish though.
They need to stay in the refrigerator, since they have cream cheese, correct?
Yes – I refrigerate!
Hunter’s mom says
Have you ever frozen these? How do they thaw?
I’m thinking of making them and storing in the freezer to ration for lunch boxes. If I leave them out, they’ll be gone in an hour!
I haven’t, but I think they’d be fine! The chocolate might crack if you use it, but other than that should be fine!
Angel Parmley says
Have you tried this recipe with cookie dough mix? Think it would work? Cookie dough (without the egg) is a favorite in my home.
can you use lemon cake mix?
any cake mix should work great!
What kind of cake mix should you use? Vanilla? Is there a cheese cake mix?
Why didn’t you say “allow the mix to chill in the fridge for an hour?” Or do I roll balls and then refrigerate?
I roll the balls and then refrigerate. It helps the chocolate coating set quicker and for the balls to firm up a bit.
I made these 2 nights ago and they were absolutely delicious. Literally 2 ingredients, super cheap and easy to make. 10/10 would recommend. My husband and daughter loved them as well. They are addicting.
Could you use a brownie mix for this too?
You definitely could!
I was wondering how many does it make ?
I usually get about 18 when I make them!
This looks delicious, thank you for sharing!
I bet these are great. I messed up mine because i forgot to mix up the cream cheese before i added the cake miz then i added milk and the dough wouldnt harden. the batter tasted so good though!
So good wife and I started keto/Atkins diet. We both love dessert. But most are high in carbs. These are perfect. Going to try strawberry cream cheese with strawberry cake next time
Alexa Potter says
Do you let the batter sit in the bowl for an hour in the fridge and then roll them into balls?
yup! the fridge will help to firm it up as needed tp roll
Will this recipe work for cake pop ice cream cones?
Leichmann Twiner says
These are SO EASY AND GOOD! I added 1/2 c powdered sugar and 1/2 stick of melted salted butter with Christmas colored green, red and white sprinkles to the dough- the whole bottle.
Easy, good and perfect for gift giving or to take to functions like showers, pot luck suppers, cook outs…,because they are individual serving size.
Hi Morgan ,
I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for this amazing recipe!! I actually made them for the first time and made the with a lemon cake mix and the rolled them in powdered sugar.
Oh, gosh, thanks so much Susan!! That totally made my day – so glad you enjoy them!
I can’t wait to try these. But because I hate working with chocolate (I always seize it) I’m going to roll in graham cracker crumbs!
I have made a lot of truffles/cake pops etc., but I have never used a cake mix (unbaked)… these look delish! I am definitely going to try them. 🙂
Such a great idea!!! Can’t wait to try! One question: how many ounces in the cake mix you are using? Lately some brands have been getting smaller and want to be sure to use the correct ratio! Thanks!!
Hey Michelle! I use a 15.25 oz box!
Hi! Is it supposed to be so powdery after you mix all of it up? Thanks!
Hey Hannah! If you’ve mixed it really well and it’s still not coming together, add a few sprinkles of a liquid – heavy cream, ilk, water, etc. Mix again and add tiny bits of water until it comes together.
RITA KELLEY says
Thank you so much for this idea. Great idea for an upcoming baby shower or any holiday event.
I’ve made these using crushed Oreos in place of the cake mix. They were delish! Using cake mix opens up so many more flavor combinations! I can’t wait to try it