So I wanted to try out cake truffles or cake balls. I had left over frosting from making cupcakes for my nephew's birthday. I researched it online and found two ways of making them. The most common way is to use boxed cake mix and ready made frosting. Here's the recipe by Bakerella for Red Velvet cake balls:
Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)
I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.
The next day I decided to use semi-sweet chocolate chips in one double boiler and Reese's chips in another.
All in all these are my observations:
1. Chocolate bark makes the truffles taste like Dunkin' Donuts chocolate donut holes.
2. Taste-wise the Reese's covered truffles were the best, followed by the semi-sweet and lastly the chocolate bark.
3. I wish I had put more frosting in the crumbs in order to keep the balls together.
4. Cake truffles done 3-4 days ahead of the time you want to eat them taste the best
Two of my friends, Sarah and Hannah, were the first to try them.
Sarah nearly passed out because she liked them so much :)
Cake truffles do take quite a bit of time to make but they are a definate crowd-pleaser. If this is something you would like to bring to a party but don't want to go through the effort of making them you can always order them from me. They only cost $0.50 a piece with a minimum order of 2 dozen.