Chocolate Cake Truffles


Chocolate Cake Truffles (2)

Have you ever craved something sweet, but you didn’t exactly want to eat an entire slice of cake? Well, that’s where cake truffles come in.  I promise you, one chocolate truffle perfectly satisfies your sweet tooth and best of all, it’s portion controlled! These do take a little work to make, but the best thing about them is that they keep well in the fridge.  Also, they make nice little gifts to your friends or anyone you want to impress! So here’s the breakdown for you:


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Chocolate Cake Truffles
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix
  • 1 16 ounce container of chocolate frosting
  • 2 12 ounce bag of dark cocoa candy melts
  1. Using a 9 x 13 cake pan, bake the cake according to the instructions on the back of the box.
  2. When the cake has cooled, divide the cake into four.
  3. In a large bowl, add the cake pieces and using two forks, crumble the cake pieces into a fine texture. There should not be any large pieces of cake left.
  4. Then add half a container of frosting into your crumbled cake and mix it in. If you need to make your mixture more moist, add frosting a little bit at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  5. The mixture needs to be moist enough so that you are able to roll it with your hands into 1-1.5 inch balls and still hold a round shape.
  6. Set the cake balls on a baking sheet covered with wax paper.
  7. Once all the cake balls are rolled and ready, cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer until the balls are firm, but not frozen.
  8. In the meantime, in a double broiler, melt your cocoa candy melts until smooth.
  9. Place one ball at a time into the bowl of melted candy melts and make sure the entire cake ball is covered.
  10. To remove the cake ball from the bowl, use a spoon and holding the spoon over the bowl, gently tap your hand that's holding the spoon to remove any excess candy coating.
  11. Then transfer the coated cake ball onto a baking sheet covered with wax paper.
  12. Repeat with the remaining cake balls.
  13. Let the coating set and dry completely before lifting the cake ball off the wax paper.
  14. You can decorate your cake truffles with sprinkles or swirls or drizzle them with white chocolate candy melt before they completely dry.
If you cannot find candy melts in your local grocery store, we've used regular dark chocolate before. The only issue with using regular chocolate is that it takes a long time for the coating to dry.
Also, you can mix up your cake mix and frosting if you like. We've done chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, red velvet cake with chocolate frosting and devil's food cake with vanilla frosting and they all turned out just fine!


79 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake Truffles

  1. Oh my freaking goodness!!! These look so cute & insanely delicious!!!
    “Have you ever craved something sweet, but you didn’t exactly want to eat an entire slice of cake?”
    … I’m not sure this actually happens for me haha ;p

  2. I love the idea of chocolate cake and truffle all in one bite…they look great…I wish I had one of this now…maybe two.
    Have a great week 😀

  3. What a beautiful picture; and you can see that they are such stunning little temptations of sweetness; or as you say, a tiny taste of sweetness? 😉

  4. Mmmmm …. truffles! The way you break it down, doesn’t seem that difficult! Can’t wait to try this one 🙂

  5. Nice idea! I made something similar for the second ever post on my blog – Christmas pudding truffles, made out of Christmas cake and chocolate. They were lovely, so I’m sure these are great too!

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