12.17.2011

Cake Batter Truffles


I've ventured into a no-bake week for give away treats this Holiday season.  My oven is busy baking breads, cakes, pies and yummy meals so I decided to try a few of the truffle and candy ideas I've seen on the internet for gifts.

Cake Batter Truffles are exactly that - cake batter{minus the eggs}, dipped in a candy coating.  The cake mix added to the coating helps the truffle taste like cake batter, so don't skip that step.  I used the FunFetti cake mix for this recipe, but you could use any white or yellow cake mix and add a few sprinkles to the mixture for the same results.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pretzels are posted below, and I'll be adding Oreo Truffles and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles tomorrow.  One thing is for sure.....these will most certainly cure a sweet tooth!



Cake Batter Truffles:
Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Makes 25 - 30 truffles

candy:
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. Funfetti Cake or sugar cookie Mix
4-5 T. milk

coating:
8 squares (16oz) almond bark or white candy melts
4 T. Funfetti Cake or sugar cookie Mix
2 T. sprinkles {optional}, for decoration

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer.  Once combined, add the vanilla and then the salt, flour and cake mix, mixing to combine.  Add 4 T. of the milk, and mix.  If you have not reached a dough-type consistency, add the additional 1T. milk.

Roll into 1" balls and place on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.  Chill the truffles in the refrigerator for 15 - 20 minutes, or until firm.

Meanwhile, melt the almond bark in a bowl in the microwave.  Use 30 second intervals and mix with a spoon between each, until fully melted.  Once completely melted, stir in the 4 T. cake mix.

Using a fork, dip the truffles into the almond bark mixture, shake off excess coating, and place back on the waxed paper.  Top immediately with a few candy sprinkles - the coating sets pretty quickly.  Repeat until all truffles have been dipped.

Store in the refrigerator until served.





2 comments:

Meg said...

That's it! I'm coming to live with you! The goodies coming out of your kitchen are just way too tempting. :D

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Ha! Thanks Meg. :)