Everyone is making these little bits of heaven and most are starting to claim them as their own, which I think is hilarious because we all know some bakery owner who is WAY smarter and more creative than any of us came up with these. Anyway, they are called “Cake Balls,” “Cake Truffles,” “Cakelettes,” your choice. I prefer Cake Truffles. What are they? Well, they are crumbled cake mixed with frosting and covered with chocolate or candy coating. Could not be bad!
So, here goes:
First you need to bake a cake. You can use a cake mix or, if you’re feeling industrious, make a cake from scratch. I usually make homemade cake, I’m just like that. Once your cake is baked and cooled, you want to crumble it in a big bowl.
*If you make a 9×13 cake, you’ll have enough cake for 6 dozen truffles. If you don’t want 6 dozen, after your cake cools, cut it in half and freeze half of it for next time.
Now for the frosting part, I have not made this with store-bought frosting, but I assume you can do it. I’ve made them with two different kinds of homemade frosting and it’s worked out great. One batch of frosting mixes perfectly with half of a 9×13 cake. So, you just mix the frosting and cake crumbles together until all the cake is coated with frosting.
Next, use a cookie scoop (like a tiny ice cream scoop) to scoop out the cake/frosting mixture onto cookies sheets. Once you have all the mixture scooped out, put them in the freezer for a couple of hours. This makes the dipping step much, much easier.
For the coating, you can use Almond Bark, Baker’s Chocolate, Chocolate Chips, pretty much anything like that. Melt your coating in a nonstick pan over low heat. It takes a little while over low heat, but you don’t want to burn it.
After your truffles have been in the freezer for a couple of hours, you’ll be able to pick them up and dip them in the melted coating. Try to cover all sides of the truffle and place them back on the cookie sheets. Once you’ve got them all coated, put them in the refridgerator to set. This takes an hour or so.
Now you’ve got an awesome little desert that is sure to please!
There are about a million variations on this so experiment away. I like chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, chocolate coating, but I’m a chocolate kind of girl! I’ve had them with confetti cake and white frosting and coating. Those are good too.
Let me know if you have any questions!