Thursday, February 11, 2010

Truffles for my Valentine

My husband's favorite candy is truffles. He likes them plain, no fruit flavorings -- just plain chocolate/chocolate. I used to buy him a box of truffles every Valentine's Day but they changed the recipe and now he doesn't like them. I thought this year I would try to make my own.

I looked at the Bakerella website and used the basic recipe there for truffles. First I made a devil's food cake from a mix.

The next ingredient is a can of cream cheese frosting. I didn't use that because I don't like to use products with trans fats so I made a half recipe of homemade cream cheese frosting. 1/2 package of cream cheese, 1/4 stick of butter, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring and 1/2 box of confectioner's sugar. I mixed it all until it was creamy.

I then crumbled up the cake mix into the frosting -- looks pretty messy. I put this mixture into the refrigerator until it was chilled and firm.

OK. So far, so good. That was easy. This is where it does get a little harder. I didn't show you the next step because it was too messy and I just don't like to show embarrassingly messy things. I took around a teaspoon of the cake/frosting mix which is the filling and rolled it into a ball. I then melted two bags of chocolate bark. You can get this where you find candy making supplies. It comes in wafers and I used two bags. I microwaved it on medium, one minute at a time until it was melted.

I then dipped each ball into the melted chocolate and place it on parchment paper until the chocolate was hardened. If I missed a place, I re-dipped it. I had to microwave the chocolate a number of times because it kept getting too cool

After they are nicely covered and hard, I decided to decorate them.

I placed melted pink, vanilla-flavored candy into a piping bag and drizzled a little pink candy onto the top. I then allowed them to dry.

I loved the boxes I found to give away the truffles. I plan to tie on a pink bow. I hope my husband loves them. These weren't that hard but a little time-consuming and messy when dipping all the truffles in chocolate.


  1. Oh! My! Goodness! As the (very!) happy recipient of a box of these, I must say they are divine. That filling is melt-in-your-mouth good! I've had two already and trying to save the rest ...

  2. I came to visit by way of Angela's blog. You did a great job on her Valentine card.

    I really enjoy truffles and those do look delicious. Maybe I'll have to try making some - thanks for the recipe.

  3. Thank you. I hope if you do make them and enjoy them. My husband LOVES them. I am having a hard time keeping him out them. He is limiting himself now to two a day.