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Homemade Ale-8-One Cake Balls: Kentucky Baking by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Ale-8-One Cake Balls

JC Phelps
Looking for the perfect Halloween treat? Look no further than my Kentucky Proud Ale-8-One Cake Balls!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 592 kcal


  • 1 Box of White Cake Mix plus all needed ingredients on the back of your respective brand: i.e. eggs, oil, water
  • 16 oz White Icing
  • 1/8 c. Ale-8-One
  • 1 bag White Almond Bark
  • 1 jar Sprinkles Orange and Green for the Season!
  • 1 tbsp vanilla Extract


  • According to the instructions on your box of cake mix, add the needed ingredients and mix until well-combined and smooth. Add 1/4 bottle of Ale-8-One and the vanilla extract to the batter. Mix well.
  • Bake at the appropriate temperature and allow cake to fully cool.
  • Add the cake to a large mixing bowl; using a fork or a spoon, crumble it into small pieces.
  • Combine the crumbles with 4/5 of the container of white icing. Mix until uniformly combined.
  • Roll the mixture into small balls, placing them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. After doing so, place the cake balls in the refrigerator for a couple of hours (or very briefly in the freezer, around 10 minutes). The cake balls should be cool and firm, but not frozen.
    Ale 8 One Cake Balls Process Shot
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white almond bark according to the listed instructions. Stir it often.
    Ale 8 One Cake Balls Process Shot
  • Spoon the coating over each ball and allow excess to drip off.
    Ale 8 One Cake Balls Process Shot
  • Place the newly-dipped cake balls again on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Add sprinkles immediately, as you want to place them before the coating hardens.
  • If there is extra coating around the cake balls, it is easy to break off (if desired) once cool.
  • I enjoy placing a toothpick in each one, as it enables the cake balls to be easily picked up. If you purchase decorative ones, it’s also a nice way to add a finishing touch!


Sodium: 382mgCalcium: 96mgSugar: 76gFiber: 1gPotassium: 41mgCalories: 592kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 15gFat: 21gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 95gIron: 1mg
Keyword ale 8, ale 8 one, Ale 8 One Cake Balls, Cake Balls, Halloween, Halloween Candy, Halloween Treats
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