Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cake Truffles

Cake Truffles - ButterYum

After a recent baking project, I found myself with a few leftovers - a naked layer of chocolate cake, a few cups of really good quality buttercream, and a cup of cereal crumbs.  Rather than throw these items away, I made a fun snack out of them - Cake Truffles!

Here's what I did:  I crumbled the cake layer, put it in my stand mixer, and mixed the crumbs with enough buttercream to make a chocolate truffle-like dough.  Then I used my #100 scoop to portion out bite-size amounts, chilled them until firm, and gently rolled them between the palms of my hands before coating them with the leftover cereal crumbs.  Toasted coconut, sprinkles, or chopped nuts would have been great too.  Don't you love it when you can make something so fun and delicious out of leftovers?


  1. They look the perfect size for a great treat:@)

  2. This is a great idea for leftover cake and buttercream, something I have extra quite often. Thanks!

  3. What a great idea. I don't usually have leftover cake, but heck, I'm more than happy to make some for these guys. Do you mind my asking which kind of cereal you used? It looks like Shredded Wheat....but that sounds weird with cake and buttercream. :)

  4. Very creative and beautiful - almost like cake pops! Funny - naked layer of cake. Glad you were able to cover it up with something!

  5. You are so creative, and I could really get used to leftovers like these!

  6. What a wonderful way to use up all of the left over buttercream and cake.
    A new way to make truffles ~ with cake!
    Kind of like Trifle Truffles.

  7. Very nice and really yummy!
    Love from Spain

    1. All the way from Spain? Wow!! Thanks for stopping by :)

  8. What a great idea! I do pride myself on making good use of leftovers, but this would not have occurred to me.

  9. Oh, these are calling my name. Can't wait to make them during the holidays! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  10. Christian Rene FriborgNovember 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Yes, nuts would be perfect with these! I love truffles.

  11. They look so cute all piled up like that. :)
    What a clever way to use up left-overs.


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