Fudge Rum Balls

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings: 24
  • About This Recipe

    “These freeze REALLY well. I like to make them a month or so before Christmas so if an unexpected party comes up or I need a last minute gift, they are ready to go. They also ship really well.”


  • 1 (18ounce) packages Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Butter Recipe Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1cup pecans or 1cupwalnuts, finely chopped
  • 1tablespoon rum (or more!) or 1tablespoonrum extract( or more!)
  • 2cupsconfectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cupunsweetened cocoa
  • pecans orwalnuts, finely chopped
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F Grease and flour 13x9x2 inch pan.
  • Prepare, bake and cool cake following package directions.
  • Crumble cake into large bowl. Stir with fork until crumbs are fine anduniform in size.
  • Add 1 cup nuts, rum, confectioners sugar and cocoa. Stir until well blended.
  • Shape heaping tablespoonfuls mixture into balls.Garnish by rolling balls in finely chopped nuts. Press firmly to adhere nuts to balls.
  • Tip: you can also roll them in coconut.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a great way to use up left over cake.I used some cake I had already made and more rum.I forgot to add the cocoa, but the cake I used was very chocolaty so didn’t notice.Thanks :)”

  • “Kids loved these, adults were a little iffy and most gave them a thumbs down.I did not go overboard on the rum, just 2 tablespoons of Bacardi since I knew Kids would be eating them.They popped them like Dunkin’s doughnut holes.”

  • “These were so easy and great tasting! I crumbled the cake in the same pan it was baked in while it was still warm, and that cooled it faster. I tripled the rum, as I like a stronger flavor, and they taste great, and I know they’ll be even better after sitting a couple days. A word of advice to anyone looking to make these: be sure to chop the nuts fine enough or they won’t stay in the mixture, I made this mistake.”

  • “This was very good.I would not say that it is “to die for”, but VERY good.Very easy recipe and quick to make. Only downfall in preparation is that it is messy. When rolling the balls the batter/mix sticks to your hands.”

  • “These are absolutely awesome!!!I was going to post the recipe myself but saw that it was already on the site.Great for gift giving or serving at parties.Watch out though, you might be eating more yourself than you give away!!”