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How to make easy chocolate truffles

If you enjoy cooking but quite seem to get it right when it comes to baking - like me - you will really enjoy this simple recipe for chocolate truffles. For these gorgeous chocolate truffles you can use a cake mix, rather than mix up your own and that means it's normally guaranteed to be flop proof!

 

These chocolate truffles are made by Emily Kate Design and she shares her secret for making the perfect chocolate truffles...

1. Roll your cake balls by hand. To make the cake balls consistent.

I use a cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to size out the dough.

2. Melt your chocolate carefully!

I’ve realized that one of the most important steps to cake truffles is the chocolate melting and dipping process.

I always melt my chocolate the same way regardless of the brand. The way I melt my chocolate is 2 minutes on high, then stir.

Place back in microwave for another minute, stirring every 20 seconds.

3. Dip! Just remember to tap the cake ball on the edge of your dish before placing – that will help them have a perfectly smooth shape!

4. Prepare to decorate. I think there are three routes to choose: pipe, sprinkle, or both. I always make sure to plan out my theme before I begin. I like to use simple sprinkles that won’t take over the entire design of the cake truffle. Some of my favourites are pearls and sugar crystals. I think they are all very simple, elegant and classy. There are endless colour choices available, so you should be able to find something that works for you!

5. If you are going to pipe designs, you can use several different materials to hold your chocolate. I tend to stick with plastic baggies. I’ve also used cake piping bags, parchment paper, and a piping pen. The fastest, most inexpensive route is plastic baggies.

Cut a small hole in the corner. You can always make it bigger.

6. Pipe away! The key to your designs should be this: less is more! Simple designs can be very classy. You can add interest to your design by mixing colours – using coloured sprinkles or using different colours of piping. If you add sprinkles, don’t shake them out of the jar. Put a desired amount in your hand, and lightly sprinkle using your fingers. The bigger the sprinkle, the less you should use. Most people prefer to not have to crunch their way through truffles because of a lot of sprinkles.

7. Rarely do I ever dip an entire batch of cake balls without having a few “mess-ups”.

But, don’t let them go to waste! If there are air bubbles, misshapen bites, or odd bumps, just add a design over the top.No one will ever know!

8. To finish them off, place your truffles in their cups/liners and serve! The cups/liners that you put them in and the tray or dish you serve them on is just as important. Choose something simple and elegant that will compliment your design. It will be hard to pass up snagging one of these treats!

Remember the importance of “practice, practice, practice”! Learning to make “classy” designs doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice and a lot of patience. Come up with your original own designs, colour combinations, and sprinkle choices to make personalized cake truffles. Find inspiration in things around you – even something as simple as a flower!

 

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