Cake Truffles

by Jillian

Mix and match your favorite cake and frosting flavors into something cute AND delicious with these quick and easy Cake Truffles!

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

Most people who know me well, know that I hate waste. I’ve been known to save a few tablespoons of melted chocolate and figure out a way to use it in another recipe if I can!  So last week I posted about the graduation cake I made. Being the frugal person I am, I decided to use the cake scraps that I had from leveling off the cakes as well as the leftover frosting/fillings to make CAKE TRUFFLES!

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

No, they’re not like those cake pops that you see trending everywhere. These are better!!

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes 

These aren’t just cake! They’re cake mixed with frosting, then dipped in chocolate! It’s like a small piece of chocolate-covered cake! Who wouldn’t like that?!

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

They’re basically the white trash version of a truffle!

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these over the years. They’re so easy to make! And they’re such a great way to use up leftover cake scraps and little bits of frostings that you might have filling up your freezer. If you don’t happen to be a cake and frosting packrat like me, you can still make your own out of store-bought cake mix and frosting!

I ended up making two different kinds of cake truffles. The first batch combined the chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream filling leftover from the bottom tier of the grad cake. The second batch combined the leftover red velvet cake, vanilla bean filling, and extra black buttercream from the top tier.

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

If you don’t have any leftover scraps like I did, you can just use a box cake mix (prepared and baked) and one can of prepared frosting. The combination of flavors is up to you! You could do chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, yellow cake with vanilla frosting, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, lemon cake with vanilla frosting–the possibilities are endless!

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

Since this recipe is super simple, I decided to combine all of the steps into a little collage. The full recipe with instructions is located at the very bottom. Enjoy!

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

Here’s how I did the Chocolate Cake Truffles:

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

And here’s how I made the Red Velvet Cake Truffles:

Cake Truffles | A baJillian Recipes

Cake Truffles

Mix and match your favorite cake and frosting flavors into something cute AND delicious with these quick and easy Cake Truffles!
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chilling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Dozen


  • 1 box cake mix
  • 1 (16 oz) container ready-made frosting*
  • 16 ounces chocolate chips white or semi-sweet
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Optional: Sprinkles


  • Mix and bake your cake of choice. When baked, it should be equivalent to two 8" round cakes or one 9x13" rectangular cake.
  • Line a large baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside. Once cake has cooled, crumble it into a large mixing bowl along with the frosting. Stir with a fork until everything is combined and no streaks of frosting or chunks of cake remain.
  • Using a small 1" scooper (or two spoons) scoop out little mounds of the mixture and place on the lined baking sheet. Freeze for about 10 minutes, roll into balls, then return to the freezer as you melt the chocolate.
  • To melt chocolate, pour chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Remove, stir, then return to microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until fully melted. Stir in vegetable oil until smooth.
  • Using a skewer, stab one of the cake truffles and dip into the melted chocolate until fully coated. Tap skewer on side of bowl to get rid of any excess chocolate, then use another skewer to release the truffle back onto the lined baking sheet. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  • Place finished truffles in the refrigerator for ten minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.


*Whether you're using a homemade frosting or a store-bought frosting, you'll need 1 1/2 cups to mix with the cake.
*Because I was simply using scraps from a cake and leftover frosting, I didn't use the full measurements listed above, but these are the measurements I've used in the past.
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Alesha @ Full Time Mama June 24, 2014 - 5:35 AM

Featuring this as my favorite for this week’s DDT!! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Feel free to come grab the Featured Favorite button if you’d like! 😀

Jillian June 24, 2014 - 6:41 AM

Wow! I’m super honored, Alesha! Thank you!!!

Mary June 23, 2014 - 1:56 AM

Yum! These look so good! I’ve been wanting to try cake pops (not quote sure the difference between the two yet) but I’d love to try these truffles too. Plus I love anything bite size.

Stephanie June 21, 2014 - 9:45 PM

We love these too! So easy and delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

Alesha @ Full Time Mama June 21, 2014 - 2:24 AM

This is an AWESOME way to use up the cake scraps; I hate throwing them away when I make a cake. Totally going to have to do this. YUM!!! They’re so pretty too!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at DDT!! <3

Jillian June 21, 2014 - 4:52 AM

It’s definitely a great way of transforming leftovers into something even better than the original cake!

dina June 18, 2014 - 12:06 AM

they look yummy!


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