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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cake Truffles

In honor of my birthday in a of couple days (and my husbands birthday the day after), I thought I would share this fantastic recipe :)

The word FUNFETTI makes me happy! If I am having a box cake I like funfetti cake but I am not really a huge cake person. I would much prefer cheesecake, brownies, pie, etc. Cake truffles however don't seem to be so cake-like... you know what I mean... big globs of frosting on top of dry cake is just not my thing.



I found the recipe here and this is what I did.

Cake Truffles
-1 box cake mix
-1 jar icing
-2 bags Dark Cocoa Wilton's Melts for coating (or use chips or baking squares)

Bake the cake just like the box says and during cooling when it is only slightly warm tear it up with a fork (or your hands) and mix it around in a large bowl. Pull out any harder corner pieces that didn't tear well.


Add icing and mix together. It will look like it is not enough icing for all that cake, but it is so just keep mixing.



Form into balls. I made 55 with still a tiny bit of mixture left in the bowl because it got harder to form them near the end and 55 seemed like plenty. Your hands will get very sticky. Make sure to lick the cake icing mixture off of them when  you are done :)  Freeze for a couple hours or overnight.


Melt your chocolate coating. I used a combo of chocolate chips and Wilton's melts because that is what I had on hand. Dip the truffles in using two forks and put on a rack to cool. You can add toppings/sprinkles at this point if you desire before they cool. I went with colorful sprinkles... they weren't the ones that came with the icing.


Store leftovers in refrigerator. I stored some in the freezer and pulled them out when I needed them and put them in the fridge - it worked like a charm and they tasted just the same. These were so yummy and moist! You could definitely adapt these for any occasion using different cake or different colored melts. And how cute would these be at a birthday party! I served them on my DIY free dessert stand :)


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18 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering! Those look great, I saw them on the Weekend Wrap-up :)

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  2. Ooh, you just made me so hungry!

    How fun that your birthdays are only a day apart :)

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  3. oh, these look so good...I love cake balls they are so easy to make and so pretty.:)

    Came over from tatertots & Jello to say hi.

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  4. You have leftovers to put inthe freezer? They look so yummy! I'm definetly going to try these! Happy Birthday to you and your hubby!

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  5. Hi Emily, this recipe I have done. In fact I am doing red velvet for Valentines day...oh so good. I am glad you joined the party. Please add my link or button too:) Thanks so much. I never refrigerate mine after making them into balls...I have to try that.

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  6. I keep meaning to make cake balls when we have the ladies tea party at our church, but never remember. hmmm, wonder when the next one is.

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  7. Oh,my! Those cake balls look yummy! Sooo good! I'm here from Debbie's newbie party! Glad to have found your blog!

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  8. Yummy! Thanks for showing how make these!

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  9. I love to make these... so many ways to decorate!

    Please come by and visit me... I am a new follower! http://justcraftytoday.blogspot.com/ , while you are there... be sure to grab my button for Sweet Saturdays Link Party!

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  10. Hey Emily,
    These look really yummy! I do love cake, but it it's hard to eat, you always need plates and forks. So I love cake in bite-sized pieces!
    Great job
    Happy Birthday!
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

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  11. HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

    Thanks!
    It's a Keeper
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    http://www.facebook.com/ItsAKeeper

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  12. Ah...so icing is the key!

    Pretty please link up to my winter blues link party "Indulge Your Sweet Tooth"

    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/02/beat-winter-blues-indulge-your-sweet.html

    Hope you had a great bday!

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  13. I'm not a huge cake person either - these look yummy!

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  14. Yum! I've never tried these but have heard so many times that they're delicious. I've also heard that they can fall apart when being dipped - I guess the freezing helps that? :-)

    Glad I visited from Somewhat Simple!

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  15. Yum!!! I wanted to try and start a diet, but it looks like I will have to try these first! Thanks for linking up to DotDotDot, made my day! I will be featuring these delicious little things!
    Thanks
    Tash!

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  16. I can't wait to make these; so cute!!

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  17. Hi, Emily! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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