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

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

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.


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. :)