Tutorial: Christmas Cake Balls

So Christmas is over, and like most people, you probably have a lot of Christmas cake left over. So make yourself some Christmas Cake Balls.

You will need:

  • Christmas cake (or pudding)
  • Juice (Orange juice is the best I think!)
  • White chocolate to melt
  • Jaffas
  • Mint leave lollies (or some other green lollies)


How to make it:

    • Put your Christmas cake into a bowl. Break it up into small bits. Pour orange juice all over it, until it’s covered. Leave 24 hours to soak.
    • Make your soaked Christmas cake into balls, using your hand. The kids love this bit. Any excuse to get messy 🙂

Rolling cake into balls

  • Place balls on a baking paper covered tray.
  • Melt chocolate. I put a bowl with the chocolate melts into a bowl with boiling water in it. I know you can do it in a microwave, I just find I have more control over it this way.

Melting the chocolate

  • Pour the melted chocolate over the Christmas balls. I find about a teaspoon works well, but do whatever you feel. Maybe your balls are bigger than mine 😉
  • Put a jaffa in the middle of each ball.
  • Put a green lolly on each side of the jaffa.
  • Put the tray in the fridge until set.

Christmas Cake Puds

I often make these before Christmas, and give them away at Christmas time, they make an awesome little gift, like to a teacher or something.

Mrs K

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4 Responses

  1. Ms Kate says:

    Thank you 🙂 It’s a great use of left over cake too!

  2. EmmaK says:

    This is brilliant only I have eaten all my christmas cake. In fact I ate all my christmas puddding already in november. Thanks for rewinding with me!

  3. Ms K says:


    I always end up with heaps left, so we always make these! This year we made them in advance and gave them to teachers for a gift.