Now that finals are finally over and I can begin to feel like Christmas is actually two days away, here is my new favorite holiday/anytime I’m craving a sweet treat! These Red Velvet Truffles are perfect to take to one of the many holiday parties you may have or to spice up your cookie trays. The simplicity of this recipe is that you do not have to make your own red velvet cake mix, but can simply make your favorite box brand! As a college student, this is definitely more up my alley, so try this easy recipe and be the next hit at your holiday party!
Red Velvet Cake Mix
Vegetable Oil: 1/3 cup
Water: 1 1/4 cups
Cream Cheese Frosting: 1 cup (half of a store bought container)
White Chocolate Melting Chips: 2 cups
Decorative Sprinkles (optional)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees or 325 if you have a dark pan. Then take your red velvet cake mix and follow the directions on the box to make the actual cake. Just add your eggs, vegetable oil, and water and beat until smooth.
We will then bake our cake just as you normally would do for about 30 minutes. Follow your directions if you put the mix in a different pan or shape since baking times may vary!
Once the cake comes out beautifully, remove it from the pan to let it cool. You can also just leave it in the pan until the next morning if you’re not pressed for time.
After the cake cools you will begin to break it up with a spatula or even your hands. Once completely shredded, you will now add half a jar of cream cheese frosting, or 1 cup, if you made your own. Mix the cake crumbles and the icing together with your spoon or once it gets a little difficult, feel free to just get in there with your hands!
This should make a nice brownie or clay like texture that should be easy to mold. I let mine set in the refrigerator for twenty minutes before I started the making the actual cake balls. This will definitely help later down the road when we have to start dipping the cake balls into chocolate.
Take your mixture and begin rolling them into small cake pop balls. These will look pretty similar to a cake pop, minus the stick. I would recommend balling all of the cake before you get your chocolate melted to make the process as smooth as possible!
Once you have balled all of your cake mixture, turn on that double broiler! Melt your chocolate wafers as usual and add a spoonful of shortening to get a more liquid chocolate. I would recommend doing a cup of chocolate at a time just in case any cake gets in your melted chocolate. Red cake in white chocolate doesn’t look very nice!
Once your chocolate is fairly liquid, begin dipping the cake balls into the chocolate. Once completely covered, remove them with a spoon, and lay down on your wax paper. This is now your time to get creative! Find any festive sprinkles to put on your pretty new red velvet truffles once covered in chocolate! I am quite the messy dipper, so I had to cut around the bases of the truffles once they hardened to present them a little better!
Continue the process until you’re all finished and be impressed; you just became the new greatest baker of your holiday party. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday everyone!