Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Easy Cake Truffles

So, I've seen a lot of Pinterest recipes for cake balls and Oreo truffles and absolutely LOVE all the ones I have tried so far. However, I don't always have all the ingredients on hand. So I thought to myself, why not take a look around the kitchen and see if we can improvise.

And since my mother went a little crazy at Publix with the BOGO deals, we ended up having 3 Spice Cake mixes in our pantry. I was nice enough (and bored enough) to try and experiment with the Spice Cake mix and try out my own cake truffles. They turned out to be quite yummy and super easy to make!

Here's what you need:

Any boxed cake mix (I happened to have Spice Cake)
8oz Cream Cheese
Chocolate to melt (can be any flavor you think will pair well with the cake mix. I chose white chocolate and butterscotch chips)

Prepare the cake mix just as you normally would, following the directions on the box (this may call for additional ingredients). I chose to bake it in a very thin pan to have it bake quicker which was very helpful!

After the cake is cooled a bit, combine 1/2 of the cake and the 8 oz of cream cheese. This part gets messy because the best way to mix these two is with your hands. Yum!

Next, prep a place for your truffles to chill. I put a cooling rack on a cookie sheet with some wax paper to ease the clean up process.

Form the cake and cream cheese combo into 1-2 inch balls and place on your cooling rack.

(I promise those aren't meatballs...)

Melt the chocolate however you choose. Could be a double-boiler which will keep the chocolate at a good temp. I cheat and melt it in the microwave with some Crisco, easy peasy.

I do 30-second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between until it's smooth and liquid-y enough to spoon over the truffles.

Spoon the melted chocolate over the truffles until completely covered.

Chill overnight.

And I added some sugar crystals on top just for some fun.

Ok, ok so they're not as pretty as I thought they would turn out. But trust me they taste delicious!

You can enjoy them for dessert the next night! Or if you're like me and have no self control...for breakfast!

'Til Next Time


1 comment:

  1. Should have read the post first! Looks simple! I'm sure yummy as well!