Sunday, February 13, 2011

Strawberry Cake Truffles

 

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! 

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I saw these Valentine’s Day treats over at  Scissors and Spatulas a week or two ago and me and my daughter, who was home from school for the weekend, decided to give them a try.   Stop by Jen’s blog  where she posted a great tutorial with excellent photos showing exactly how she made them. 

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These couldn’t be any easier but I will be honest, they are a bit time consuming and a bit messy, but they are so worth it!

Strawberry Cake Truffles

1 Strawberry Cake Mix

1 can of Cream Cheese Frosting.

Baker’s White Chocolate Squares

Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Squares

Decorative Colored Sugar or Sprinkles

Mini tart/candy sized paper cups. 

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box.  After the cake is cooled, crumble the entire cake into fine pieces in a large mixing bowl.  Empty the entire contents of the can of Cream Cheese Frosting into the bowl. Mix together well.  With impeccably clean hands, scoop some of the cake and frosting mixture into small truffle sized balls and set on a cookie sheet line with wax paper. 

Melt your chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals being sure to stir after each 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted. 

Cover all of your cake truffle balls with the melted chocolate and set on the wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Place the color chocolate that you want to drizzle on your truffles in a sandwich zip-loc baggie and carefully snip a tiny tip off one of the corners of the baggie.  Pipe and drizzle the chocolate over your truffle balls. 

While your cake truffles balls are still wet from the chocolate, sprinkle on some colored decorative sugar on them.

Let them set.  Place the cookie sheets in the refrigerator to cool and firm up the chocolate.  That’s it! 

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These are so rich and delicious.  One is probably all you could manage in one sitting!    We couldn’t decide on which chocolate color combos we wanted so we decided to make both kinds.  Both are so pretty!   And I am sending every last one of them back to school with my daughter…well, minus two or three. :)

9 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a pretty treat for Valentine's Day-enjoy (your one or two:@)

400 Wakeups said...

I am most certain that you are in cahoots with Shana of Fumbling Towards Normalcy to push me right off of the weight loss train. She has put you up to this hasn't she? Knowing how I seriously can't resist a truffle...or making a mess when I make a truffle. And knowing how badly she wants to win our contest....sneaky, sneaky...I'm so on to the two of you. :-D And I'm off to buy Baker's chocolate now. And tomorrow morning I'll be off to the gym...

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

These are gorgeous. I will be making them for my daughter who is also away at school. Thanks for the recipe.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

These are gorgeous. I will be making them for my daughter who is also away at school. Thanks for the recipe.

sissie said...

I just love looking at your beautiful creations. They are displayed so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Jane said...

These look delicious and so pretty too!!! Your daughter's friends are very lucky that these yummy treats went back to school with her.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Jane

Annie Joy said...

I just showed your photos to my husband and his mouth is watering! Beautiful and delicious-looking! Annie

Jennifer said...

They look fantastic! I'll have to try them with the chocolate! I did red velvet and cream cheese frosting yesterday. Definitely not as good as the strawberry! Thank for sending out some love!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Sue said...

Hi Lisa....are these really as easy as they sound...because they look great...I made for V-Day pepperming patties from someone's blog...I have been making candy forever but these things..even with only 4 ingrediants almost drove me to drink...They were horrible to work with...tasted good at the end but were a real pain to make....I will have to try your recipe...looks a little easier.