Be Mine: Chocolate Covered Vanilla Cake Truffles

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend, but if you are like me, feel it went by too fast!!
 
Brandon and I celebrated Valentine’s Day on Saturday, but tonight I am still planning on making him a romantic dinner. :)
 
What are your plans for tonight? If you are still looking for last minute gift ideas, this is a super simple recipe that will surely wow your Valentine’s taste buds!
 
I found the recipe for dark chocolate cake truffles on a vegan blogger’s website: An Opera Singer in the Kitchen. I would highly recommend this website if you are looking for unique vegan meal ideas, especially with all you vegan challengers out there right now.
 
My cake truffles were not vegan because I included an egg in the cake batter recipe. I just wasn’t sure how flax egg works in cake baking, so I thought I would use caution since Brandon was taking these in to work today!
 
I also used semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, AND dark chocolate for dipping (quality dark chocolate IS more expensive so I kept those for ourselves). ;)
Anyway, I thought they turned out magnificent! A perfectly sweet ending to a romantic day! Happy indulging!

My cake truffle picture does not live up to the Opera Singer’s, which is why I included her picture first!

 Chocolate Covered Vanilla Cake Balls

adapted from An Opera Singer in the Kitchen

  • Naturally Nora’s Vanilla Cake Mix (use only half the cake mix…which means you would also use half of the other ingredients needed; milk, egg, oil)
  • 4 oz cream cheese (tofutti OR regular)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • your choice of chocolate for dipping!
  • sprinkles, if desired

Directions:

Mix and bake Nora’s cake batter according to package directions. Cool.

Once the cake has baked and cooled completely, crumble in a large mixing bowl until fine. Add cream cheese and vanilla, mixing with hands until cake mix is saturated and able to be rolled.

Form dough in to ~20-25 balls. You could probably make about 30-35 if you make them smaller, which is what I would do next time.

Set in freezer for ~1-2 hours or leave in fridge overnight.

Melt chocolate and dip each ball until completely covered in chocolate. Sprinkle as desired. Set in fridge until chocolate has set (~1-2 hours).

Enjoy!

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