Birthday Cake Truffles

Thank you, Pinterest, for introducing me to Birthday Cake Truffles. My life is a little more complete now!

One of my co-workers celebrated his birthday yesterday, so I decided that an adaptation of these Birthday Cake Truffles would be the ideal celebration treat. I bake something for each co-worker on my team every year for their birthday. My team is comprised of mostly men – men who don’t have people to bake them sweet treats very often – so it’s something I’m happy to do!

The best thing about these Birthday Cake Truffles is that they’re no-bake 🙂 Could you get any easier? Not really. The second best thing is that you could play around with pretty much any combination of flavors. I opted for yellow cake with sprinkles, and covered some in white chocolate and some in semisweet chocolate. Both were great. I usually avoid white chocolate at all costs, but it really worked well with these. And it looked nice 🙂

Unfortunately I didn’t get a good photo of these because they disappeared so quickly! I get a new phone in three months, so I promise that when I don’t have time to snap a good pic, the quality should still be better than this!

In any case, please make these. They’re so addicting! Enjoy 🙂

Cake Batter Truffles
Yield: About 3 dozen

Truffle Ingredients:
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3-4 Tablespoons milk
2 Tablespoons sprinkles
Truffle Coating Ingredients:
16 ounces white or semi-sweet chocolate
4 Tablespoons yellow cake mix
sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined.
  2. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add 3 Tablespoons of milk or more if needed to make a dough consistency (it took me 4-5 T).
  4. Mix in sprinkles by hand.
  5. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  6. Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.
  7. While dough balls are chilling, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. (Stir between intervals.)
  8. Once melted, quickly stir in cake mix until incorporated completely.
  9. Using a fork, dip truffles into chocolate and shake of excess bark by tapping the bottom of the fork on the side of your bowl.
  10. Place truffle back on the cookie sheet and top with sprinkles.
  11. Repeat with remaining balls until finished.

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