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Vegan Vanilla Cake Balls (dairy-free, gluten-free)

Easy to make, these dairy-free cake balls are vanilla in flavor but coasted in rich chocolate. They’re dense but light
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free cake balls, gluten free cake balls, vanilla cake balls, vegan cake balls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 balls
Calories 168kcal



  • In a rage bowl, mix the oat and almond flour with the baking powder.
  • In a smaller bowl, beat together the almond butter and maple syrup so that you can mix them together. Stir in the vanilla stevia and vanilla extract to this bowl.
    Almond butter in a blue bowl being poured into dry flour in a green bowl
  • Mix the syrup bowl into the flours until combined.
  • Slowly add in the almond milk and mix to combine.
  • Prep a muffin tin with silicone molds and portion the batter into eight muffin cups.
    Un-cooked cupcake batter in red muffin tins in a muffin tray
  • Bake for 10 minutes, rotate the muffins and bake another thirteen minutes.
  • Remove and let cool in the tins for thirty minutes.
  • Once cooled, crumble the muffins into a large bowl with your hands.
    Crumbled cake batter in a green bowl with a blue bowl of coconut milk beside it
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together the coconut milk and stevia packet.
  • Add to the crumbles cupcakes and mix until moist. Using your hands, roll the dough into balls and place on a tray.
  • Place the balls into the freezer for thirty minutes. While the balls are setting, melt the chocolate chips and coconut in a small pot on very low heat.
  • Once melted dip the balls into the mixture and place them back on the tray. Sprinkle them with any toppings you wantand into the freezer for another thirty minutes for the chocolate to harden.
    Cake balls on a white cutting board with a pot of chocolate sauce beside them


  • If you don’t have NuNaturals vanilla stevia, simply use a total of 1 teaspoon vanilla + ½ packet of stevia.
  • The cake balls are very delicate when you roll them, make sure to really compress them in your hands while rolling so that they hold together when it comes time to dip them.
  • You can top the cake balls in anything you wish: extra stevia, cane sugar, or sprinkles if that’s your thing.
  • Make sure to use almond flour and not almond meal (learn the difference here)
  • Grab the ingredients you need from my Pantry Staples


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg