This recipe is from Bakerella, is super popular, and is very good. They are time consuming, especially if you make them for the first time, so plan for a couple days. This is a unique treat to give as a gift or to serve at a bridal shower, a holiday party, or any get together. Enjoy! Prep time does not include chilling time.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box cake mix (any flavor)
- 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1⁄3 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 1⁄3 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
- 1 (16 ounce) can cream cheese frosting
- 1 (1 1/2 lb) package chocolate bark
- wax paper
- candy sprinkles, to decorate (optional)
- chocolate chips, melted, to decorate (optional)
- Cook the cake as directed on the box for a 13 X 9 cake.
- After the cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl. Make sure any parts that have a more crusty texture (from the outside edge of the pan) are picked out.
- Mix the cake thoroughly with the cream cheese frosting (like you would mix meatloaf). Make sure the cake is moist enough to roll into balls, but not mushy; you may not need to use all of the frosting (I find that about 3/4 of the container is a good amount).
- Roll the mixture into quarter-size balls and lay on a wax-paper covered cookie sheet.
- Chill for several hours (you can speed this up by putting in the freezer).
- Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package.
- Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use two spoons to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.).
- Decorate as desired.
- For steps 3 and 4, I found it works very well to wear powder-free latex gloves (if you're not allergic). I already have them for cutting jalapenos. They don't stick to the cake, and no coloring gets on your hands (if you're working with a red velvet cake, like in my eyeball pictures).
- If using small sprinkles to decorate, use a 1/4 teaspoons measuring spoon, and sprinkle a little on the top of each cake truffle before the chocolate coating firms up.
- I chilled my cake truffles in the refrigerator overnight (for step 5), and they were easy to work with.
- I used a 1 lb. bag of candy melts from the craft store, but I ran out near the last 1/3 of my cake truffles, so I covered the rest with either powdered sugar or drizzled semi-sweet chocolate (therefore, I recommend using more than one bag of candy melts, or a couple of packages of candy bark available at most grocery stores).
- The recipe says it makes 40-50 cake truffles, but I usually get about 88 (I must roll them smaller).