Sweet & Simple: A Christmas Truffles Recipe

Make beautiful delicious truffles from a cake mix!

My problem with desserts is that so much of the time they are disappointing–they look better than they taste. This is one time where something not only is as delicious as they look but they are easy to make and impressive to look at.   Your friends and family will be impressed when they bite into these mouth watering , white chocolate covered truffles to expose RED German chocolate cake!  Enjoy this great truffle recipe from Betty Crocker! These truffles are great for a cookie exchange and you get a lot of mileage out of one cake mix!  I call them “Red Velvet Truffles“.


  • 1 box German Chocolate Cake Mix (Betty Crocker)
  • (water, oil an eggs as called for on mix)
  • 1 bottle red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 cup rich and creamy cream cheese frosting
  • 3 bags white or green candy melts
  • red sugar


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 13×9 inch pan with baking spray.  In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs, food coloring and cocoa with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.  Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.  Pour into pan.

2.  Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely.

3.  Line cookie sheets with waxed paper.  Remove cake from pan and crumble into large bowl; stir in frosting.  Roll mixture into 1 1/4 inch balls; place on cookie sheets.

4.  Melt candy melts as directed on package.  Dip each cake ball into melted coating, tapping off excess and taking care not to get crumbs in coating.  Return to cookie sheets.  Decorate with sugar before coating sets. (I used a wooden skewer for this part)

**Tip:  I tried these following the recipe but I found that it worked better if I refrigerated the “cake balls” before dipping them.  Cooler truffles did not crumble!

Editor's Note: Jan Leasure is the creator of $uper $aver Survival, a time & money saving website which features frugal living advice, household tips, coupons, recipes, giveaways and more. Please visit www.Jan-Leasure.com and join her savings community!


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