Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Cake Truffles For Valentines Day
Boxed cake mix
Ingredients needed to make the box caked mix
Frosting (try to avoid whipped)
Red food dye
I also used cherry frosting.
Bake your cake according to the directions on the box. When it comes out, let it cool completely.
Make it look like this. Break it up into a large mixing bowl. Make sure to take your rings off. Things are about to get messy. Add about half of the container of frosting. Please only use half first. That was one of the mistakes I made the first time making these. I used to entire container of frosting. It turned into a mushy mess that was impossible to roll into balls. Anyway, with your hands, mix in the frosting. Mush it all up really well to incorporate the frosting. Once it's mixed in well, you are going to form balls.
Now you'll want to put these in the freezer, for at least a half hour. You want them to become a little more held together before dipping them in chocolate.
Now that they are in the freezer, you can start chopping up your chocolate to melt. If you're smarter than me, you can use white chocolate chips which will make it much easier.
I don't have a double boiler, so I just made my own. Take a sauce pan, fill it half way with water and put a glass bowl over the top. Turn the burner on start a boil. Put the chocolate in the bowl to melt. It's very important that you do not get ANY water in the melting bowl. It will ruin your chocolate. Keep stirring the chocolate until it has fully melted.