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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles for #SundaySupper

I never made truffles before. Oh sure, I’ve made the easy ones where you crush up Oreos and combine with cream cheese and then coat them in chocolate, but I’ve never made actual truffles. It’s been on my “Baking Bucket List” but I haven’t found anything that shouts out to me yet. Until I started searching around for recipes using cake mix (remember when I told you about all the Publix BOGO sales? I’m up to my ears in cake mix now) and I came across this Cake Batter Truffle recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything. YUM. Just the name of it sounds good enough to me. I coated these babies in dark chocolate rather than white because I didn’t have almond bark, and white chocolate chips just do not melt to the consistency you need to coat truffles. It just doesn’t work. Don’t even attempt.

Then I saw the latest theme for #SundaySupper and realized how perfect these truffles would be! Today’s theme is a really clever one – “We’ve Got You Covered.” #SundaySupper always has you covered with recipes every week, but this week in particular we are focusing on dishes that are literally covered in something or a dish that solves a need/dilemma in the kitchen. My Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles have you covered for those times you have way too much cake mix in your cabinet and don’t just want to make cake AND they are totally covered in dark chocolate.


Dark Cake Batter Truffles for #SundaySupper

This theme is open to so many different interpretations; get ready for a pretty wide variety of recipes. As always, we have a wonderful host for the day’s theme – today’s is Foodie Stuntman.

These Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles are basically like eating raw cookie dough drenched in dark chocolate. They were a big hit in my house, especially with the kids. Emma’s friend didn’t want to try them at first, but after we all did some heavy persuading, he took a bite and his eyes totally lit up. It was the cutest thing. After dinner, he told me he was full but definitely still had room for more truffles. Good boy, everyone knows there is always room for dessert!

Dark Cake Batter Truffles for #SundaySupper

Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles

 adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything


 cups AP flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk of your choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
Sprinkles
1-2 cups dark chocolate chips, for melting and coating the truffles

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar. Add the cake mix, flour and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add milk (you may need to add a drop or two more until it reaches a doughy consistency). Stir in sprinkles with a wooden spoon.

Using your hands, roll into small balls and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat. Place in the freezer for at least a half hour.

Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time, until fully melted. Use a fork to dip the truffles into the chocolate and cover completely. Continue until you’ve coated all of the truffle balls.

Place the truffles back into the freezer to set for at least 20 minutes. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Dark Cake Batter Truffles for #SundaySupper

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