Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Butter Recipe Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 cup pecans or 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rum (or more!) or 1 tablespoon rum extract (or more!)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 14 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • pecans or walnuts, finely chopped


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

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 :)

Pie Queen February 04, 2008

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.

Shabby Sign Shoppe January 01, 2008

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.

89240 December 19, 2003