Rum Balls is a classic sweet made during Christmas. With all the leftover cake that you may end up with, this is an easy dish to make and is a sure shot winner too. Last year, I had shared with you the recipe of a classic rum ball, but since that uses alcohol, I thought of making a version without the alcohol which the kids can enjoy as well. It sure isn’t easy for them to lay their hands off these chocolate coated balls, so it is always a good idea to make a batch without alcohol that they can enjoy as well!

You can use any cake you want for these rum balls – fruit cakes, tea cake, plum cakes – anything will do. I like to flavour them with cocoa powder to give them a chocolate taste. You can also add some coffee powder to make a mocha flavoured variant too. You can always involve the little ones in the family to shape these rum balls. Keeps them busy and gets your work done too!

Do let me know if you try this recipe!

No Alcohol Rum Balls

Course: Christmas Recipes, Sweets/Desserts (Eggless)


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An easy to make Christmas treat for everyone in the family!


  • Leftover Cake (Vanilla or Fruit Cake) – 200 gms, broken into pieces

  • Cocoa Powder – 1/4 cup

  • Sugar – 3 tbsp

  • Cashews – 2 tbsp, chopped

  • Raisins – 2 tbsp, chopped

  • Orange/Apple Juice – 2 tbsp

  • Dark Chocolate – 100-150 gms, chopped

  • White Chocolate – melted, for piping (optional)


  • Into the mixie jar, add the cake pieces, cocoa powder and sugar and blend it well.
  • Transfer this to a mixing bowl and add the cashews, raisins and orange/apple juice to this and mix well.
  • Make small balls from this and freeze this while you melt the chocolate.
  • Melt dark chocolate in a double boiler. Dip the cake balls in the melted chocolate and coat it fully.
  • Transfer it to small paper cups or to a cooling rack or parchment paper and decorate with some melted white chocolate and serve.

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