An easy cake balls recipe is Betty Crocker's chocolate cake bites. Just bake a boxed chocolate cake according to package instructions, wait for it to cool, then mix the cake with 3/4 cup of chocolate frosting. Roll the mixture into balls, and chill before dipping into melted chocolate candy coating.
Parenting magazine also offers an easy cake balls recipe. Prepare and bake a packaged cake of any flavor. After it cools, crumble it into a bowl with 1 16-ounce tub of any flavor of frosting. Blend the cake and frosting with an electric mixer, then chill it for at least one hour. Once the cake and frosting mixture is firm enough to handle, remove it from the refrigerator, and roll it into 1-inch balls.
Chill the balls for another three to four hours. Melt 3 cups of semisweet, bittersweet, white or milk chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening in the microwave. Do not overheat. Microwave until just melted, stirring often. Dip the cold cake balls into the melted chocolate, coat, and remove to a wax paper-lined cookie sheet using a fork. To make cake pops, insert lollipop sticks into the cake balls.
You can make certain kinds of cake balls such as lemon by using lemon cake mix and lemon frosting, and coating the balls with white chocolate chips.