This post is my first collaboration! I got together with the best dessert critic I know, Jenny "The Dessert Darling", to create one of the greatest dessert ideas ever, cake truffles (also know as cake balls, but what a terrible name for such a pretty dessert ;)!
Cake truffles are cake mixed with frosting, rolled into a ball and dipped in chocolate! We decided to make a few different kinds. We made red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate coating. We also made a banana cake with butterscotch frosting coated in dark chocolate.
For the banana cake, Jenny whipped up her favorite recipe and I made my red velvet cake (recipe here) with my cream cheese frosting.
First we mixed the cake with the frosting and let it cool in the refrigerator for a about an hour. Then we rolled them into balls and placed them back in the fridge for a few minutes. We then melted the chocolate and dipped the balls in. (The best way to do this is to put the ball in the bowl, roll it around in the chocolate then spoon it out and place on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper)
Here is Jenny dipping the truffles in chocolate (and look at her adorable dog Charlie looking on):
We sprinkled some of them with sugars and salts; others we stuck on a stick : )
We made a few mistakes, but overall it was a very successful experiment! Thanks Jenny!
To read the dessert darling's blog check it out here!
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So tasty and so creative. You hit another one out of the park!
What’s the direerence between cake balls and pettit four?
Sonia, there really isn’t that much of a difference between a cake truffle and a petit four. I would say the cake truffle turns out a little more moist because you mix in the frosting with the cake. A petit four is just the cake covered in chocolate. Usually you use a pound cake for these.
I saw these on the Photograzing blog. They look delicious! I wonder how they would turn out if ice cream was mixed with the cake to make frozen cake truffles?
You girls as so adorable! And these treats look absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try them!
I got to taste one of these, and they were delicious! I can’t wait to try and make them myself.