Friday, December 17, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

At first glance, these look like the Christmas Oreo Truffles I recently made, but the inside is filled with moist red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.

I found this recipe over at Bakerella while searching for some treats to make for some very special people at my daughters' school.  Lots of people love red velvet cake, and the red is so festive for this time of year.  These are so easy to make, but are a bit time consuming, so be prepared to spend some time in the kitchen.  Grab all your helpers in the house to roll the cake into balls.  This makes about 50 truffles, so there's plenty to share with the special people in your life.


1 Box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tub cream cheese frosting
1 package white chocolate bark
1 package milk chocolate bark
chocolate chips for decorating

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray and line a 13x9 cake pan with parchment paper.

In a stand mixer, add the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Pour into the cake pan and bake for 35-38 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool completely.  It will cool even faster if you invert it over onto a large cutting board and break it apart with your hands after it's cool enough to handle.

When the cake has cooled completely, add it to a large bowl and break up into small pieces.  Add the cream cheese frosting and stir well to combine.  Put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Roll cake mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet.  Continue on...and on...and on...until all the cake has been rolled.  Put them into the freezer for 1 hour to chill well.

Remove one of the cookie sheets from the freezer.  Leave the other one in there for now.  Melt half of the chocolate bark at a time in a microwave proof glass bowl and work in small batches.  Use a spoon to help you dunk it in the chocolate and tap off the excess.  Lay back on the cookie sheet, using a toothpick to help you push it off the spoon.  Decorate immediately with sprinkles (if using) because the chocolate coating dries very quickly.  Continue on until they have all been coated and decorated.  You can also melt some chocolate chips and use a plastic baggie with the tip cut to drizzle on some pretty chocolate decorations.

Have fun and enjoy! 


  1. Yummy I love your idea!!!!Madison

  2. Would melting chocolate chips (white or regular) be the same as using the chocolate bark, or should you only use the bark when you are dipping?

    Thank you!

  3. Hey Casey. If you use regular chocolate, just melt in smaller doses because it tends to dry quicker. So melt a small amount, then melt some more. The regular chocolate tastes better than the bark but requires more work and might look chalky when it dries unless you use a bit of shortening in the melting process. I LOVE these truffles and they are definitely for special occasions in our home, so what's your occasion? By the way, thanks for trying out my recipes! You don't know how much it makes my day.

  4. Ok great thank you!! My occasion is... I'm pregnant and crave sweets a lot:) haha!! I have tried cake balls before, but I was in a rush, they were sticky, and I swore I would never do them again. However, I am going to take my time this time and see how they turn out.

    I sent the link to your chocolate peanut butter cupcakes to my mom and sister in law and told them they HAD to try them! I explained them to my mom and she said they sounded like a lot of work but I assured her they aren't really that time consuming (plus when she saw the picture she knew they would be worth whatever time it took!!)

  5. Casey, seriously??? Don't mess with me...Congrats...I'm so happy for you! I always crave sweets, especially chocolate, when I'm preggo. I would recommend using the chocolate bark if possible for the best end result. And those chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are really good! Let me know how the cake truffles turn out :)

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