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.
-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 :)