Mini Pumpkin Cake Bites

I’ve been seeing lots of pictures in my Facebook feed of all my friends at the pumpkin patch with their kids and I can’t wait to go pick pumpkins with my boys this year. I thought it would be fun to make some pumpkin mini cakes to celebrate this wonderful time of year (and the fact that fall temps are coming to Chicago this week)!


  • Box Cake Mix (any flavor) and ingredients needed to make the cake
  • Frosting (any flavor)
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Orange Colored Chocolate Candy Melts


  • Make your cake mix according to the directions on the box and let cool.
  • Crumble cake mix into a large bowl.
  • Add in one can of frosting and stir together.
  • Form into teaspoon size balls and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, melt candy melts according to the package.
  • Using a fork, dip cake balls into the melted chocolate and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Cut a tootsie roll in half and place on top of the cake ball in the middle.

I chose to use a Funfetti cake mix with Halloween sprinkles for my cake bites but you can make them with any cake mix you’d like. I think a pumpkin flavored cake mix would be fantastic in this recipe.


  1. What a cute fall treat. I am all for a good cake pop or bite in this case. Love this recipe.

  2. Such a cute idea. I had to read through the directions to figure out how that was made.. haha.. very cute.

  3. Such a creative take on the cake balls! I ADORE cakeballs by the way – so yummy!

  4. Now those are bites I could enjoy! I love the tootsie roll stem too!

  5. These look adorable and easy to make too! Perfect for Halloween!

  6. How cute is this?! My youngest loves cake bites and would enjoy making these. And the rest of us will enjoy eating them :-)

  7. I like that they’re small. Just the right size for me!

  8. Such a creative way to make the cake balls! I love cake balls! Can’t wait to try it!

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