Cake Truffles

Recipe by Greeny4444
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) box cake mix (any flavor)
  • 3
    eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13
    cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13
    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)
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • NOTES:
  • 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).
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