Monday, November 16, 2009

Cake Truffles

I found this recipe online several years ago. It has become wildly popular among the world of internet cooking forums. And for good reason. It is very simple, very decadent and very impressive! Now...these are actually called "Cake Balls" if you are looking for them on the internet. But...the good southern girl in me cringes to call them by that name. See...I grew up in a family where there were just certain words you didn't say. Well, balls is one of those words. My mother could hear me mumble that word from the other end of the house and would come runnin to see just what context the word had been used in. "Its just so crude and unlady-like to use that word" she would say. I do realize that the word does not have to be a crude word (in reference to a man's private areas), but I think it better to just call them truffles, rather than balls. Just in case my momma does happen to pop by and read my little recipe blog:). It does have a nicer ring to it anyways.

So back to the recipe, these little truffles are really great. Take them to your holiday parties or give them as gifts. They will certainly be a hit! My little ones certainly love them, as do my hips. I glued around half a dozen to them over the weekend. But, I do believe it may have been worth it!

Cake Truffles

aka Cake Balls

1 Box Cake Mix (any flavor)

1 container of frosting (any flavor)

1 pkg Almond Bark/Candy Coating

sprinkles, nuts(I know, we can say "nuts", but we can't say balls, don't ask why?),toppings of choice

Bake cake in a 9x13 pan as directed on box. Cool. Crumble into a large bowl. Add container of frosting to cake crumbles. Mix well. Roll into small balls. Freeze for 30 min to 1 hour until firm. Melt almond bark per package instructions. Dip truffles and shake off excess. Quickly top with your topping of choice (this is optional, but it does make it look nice), the candy coating will set quickly on the frozen truffle. Place on wax paper to set.

*You can customize this recipe with any cake/icing combination for nearly any occassion. I used the funfetti cake mix and rainbow chip icing. This would be great for birthday/celebration/or just because its Monday :) Some of my favorites are Red Velvet Cake/Cream Cheese Icing, Lemon/Cream cheese/, Chocolate/Chocolate, Chocolate/German Chocolate Icing (Pecan-Coconut). Be creative with it!