They're easy. They're delicious. They're bite sized. They're totally customizable. And they're pretty impressive looking. Let's gets started!
Start with a cake. Any flavor you like. Made from scratch or a box mix.
The top bidder of my Cake Truffles chose vanilla.
Crumble your cake into a fine crumb, and pour into a large mixing bowl.
Add your frosting into the bowl. Again, any flavor. If you're going homemade, use about 2 cups. If you're using a container from the store, use the whole thing. I used vanilla to go with the vanilla cake.
Mix the crumbs and the frosting until it has become incorporated into a "dough." I imagine you could mix with utensils, a mixer, or by hand.
After you've made your dough, refridgerate it for about half an hour. It'll make it easier to roll it into little balls.
Using your hands, roll the dough into whatever size truffles you'd like to have. Mine are about an inch. I placed the truffle balls onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. (wax or parchment paper = less clean up!)
In the meantime, melt chocolate in whatever way you prefer. You can melt in the microwave, or in a double boiler on the stove. I recommend using semi-sweet chips, but go with what you prefer. My winning bidder chose milk chocolate.
I drop the balls one at a time into the chocolate, swirl it around a bit to get it entirely covered, and then remove it from the chocolate with a fork. I use a fork so that the extra chocolate can run off and back into the bowl.
Put the chocolate covered truffle back onto the baking sheet so the chocolate can harden.
If you'd like to cover your truffles in sprinkles, make sure you put the sprinkles on while the chocolate is still wet.
Repeat with all the balls.
I wanted a little variety with my cake truffles, so I did two different kinds of sprinkles, and I left a few plain.
After all the truffles have been coated in chocolate, put your baking sheet in the refridgerator for another half an hour so the chocolate can harden.
How easy was that?
What's your favorite dessert?
(Now I just need someone local who will take the rest of these cake truffles off my hands! Remember, my no sweets for Lent plan?)
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