Thursday, August 1, 2013

lemon cake batter truffles


Have you heard of Cake Batter Truffles?

They're made using cake mix (from a box) and a few other ingredients. They're incredibly moist and tender . . .alot like a traditional chocolate truffle in texture.

                      Here's the best part . . . there's no baking involved, just mixing and refrigerating.

I made traditional Cake Batter Truffles for the first time here. Aren't they pretty with rainbow sprinkles!


Since we're quickly approaching the end of Summer, I thought it would be fun to make                                                  a lemon version.


They're easy and fun to make, as well as eat . . . with their crisp chocolate shell and soft, sweet interior.

        If you like lemon, then you'll love these petite lemon truffles!

I think they're just perfect for a Summer picnic or Shower!

Here's what you need . . .
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup LEMON cake mix, dry
Zest of 1 small lemon
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tablespoon milk 
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sprinkles
16 oz white dipping chocolate or Almond Bark
           (I prefer Almond Bark)


Preparation
Beat together butter and sugar using an electric mixer until combined. Add lemon zest. Blend in vanilla. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add 1 Tablespoon of milk or more, if needed, to make a dough consistency. Mix in sprinkles by hand. Roll dough into one inch balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill balls in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up.

While dough balls are chilling, melt almond bark in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir between intervals. Using a fork, dip truffles into almond bark and shake of excess bark by tapping the bottom of the fork on the side of your bowl. Place truffle back on the cookie sheet and top with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining balls until finished. 

Chill cake batter truffles in the refrigerator until serving. 

Makes around 24-30 truffles.




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58 comments:

  1. Oh, goodie! Yet another lemon delight to add to my list. '-)

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  2. I hadn't heard of cake batter truffles. Fabulous idea, love the gorgeous lemony hue and the sprinkles (ah, I love sprinkles). Definitely making these as a clever treat next time my girlfriends come over xx

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    1. Hi Laura!

      I love your thinking!!
      Have a great week!
      hugs,
      Suzanne

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  3. These looks amazing and I am sure they are delightful. What a treat for summer especially. Lemon just always seems so fresh when it's hot. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. These look just as delicious as they are gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Marcie!
      They are a fun little treat to eat and make :0)!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  5. I've made cake batter truffles plenty of times before, but they've never been as beautiful as these ones! I love the lemon twist - pinning! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-4/

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    1. Hi Nicky!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      So far, lemon cake batter truffles are my favorite. Dark chocolate is next (as I'm a chocoholic, so I need to try them out too ;0) ).
      Thank you for the invitation to join Creative Wednesdays!
      See you soon!
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  6. Wow, those look so good! I saw your thumbnail on the Lambert’s Lately link party and had to check it out. I pinned these :)
    Happy Thursday,
    Ang, Juggling Act Mama

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    1. Hi Angela,
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      And thanks for pinning my Lemon Truffles!
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  7. These look so yummy. Can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. These are gorgeous and look delicious!!! I'd love it if you'd come share them with us over at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays! http://www.realhousemoms.com

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    1. Hi Aubrey!
      Thanks you for the invitation to share at Fabulous Fridays!
      Happy Friday,
      Suzanne

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  9. Your photos are GORGEOUS! And my favorite See's Candie Truffle has always been the lemon one. I want to make these so bad right now!

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    1. Hi Nat!

      Thank you for your kind comment!
      If you like the texture of a real truffle, then I think you'll enjoy Cake Batter Truffles. They're more tender and moist. I hope you give them a try :o)
      Have a beautiful weekend!
      Suzanne

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  10. Oh no, I think I'm in big trouble! Gotta, gotta, gotta make these!

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    1. Hi Toodie!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Cake batter truffles are easy to make . . . and a fun, sweet treat!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  11. Dear Suzanne, These truffles look delightful and delicious...you presented them beautifully. Blessings, Catherine xo

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    1. Thanks, Catherine!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  12. What a great idea, and they look so pretty. Nat @ http://homesweetkitchengarden.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks, Nathalie!
      Have a great week!
      Suzanne

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  13. More food to make my mouth water. Thanks for sharing at DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features!

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  14. Oh wow... I love Lemon everything and I cannot WAIT to make these!!
    On behalf of Lisa, Cindy & myself, thanks so much for sharing these and your other delicious treats at our "Best Of The Weekend party"! I am pinning all to our party board and pinning this to another big board too.
    We hope to see you again when the party kicks off again Friday eve at 8PM EST.
    Have a great week!
    xoxo

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    1. Hi Claire!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      See you Friday!
      Hope you're having a great week,
      Suzanne

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  15. Just wanted to let you know you've been featured on Work it Wednesday!! Make sure to link up again for this week:)

    xo, amy
    http://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-no-10/

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  16. Congratulations…this post was featured on Create It Thursday #15! Thanks for showing us such an awesome post last week!

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  17. Your truffles look absolutely delicious! Your photos are great too.

    Stopping over from Work-It Wednesday.

    ~Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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    1. Thanks, Tennsley!
      Beautiful name :0)
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Holly!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  19. These look AMAZING and I have my eye on that fabulous veggie pizza!!! TFS...hugs! : )

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    1. Hi Andrea!

      I hope you try the Summer Harvest Pizza!
      It is so so so good! I hope the photos gave it the justice it deserves!
      As always, thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Rachel!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  21. Thanks for linking up to From the Farm Blog Hop! We've chosen your delicious looking truffles as one of our favorites. We have featured it on our blog hop this week and we'll be sharing it on facebook and pinterest. Come check it out at http://myhealthygreenfamily.com/blog/wordpress/from-the-farm-blog-hop-is-live-4/. We look forward to seeing what you have to share this week!
    Leona from www.myhealthygreenfamily.com
    From The Farm Co-Host

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    1. hi there!

      I am so excited that you feature my Lemon Cake Batter Truffles on your Blog Hop today! Thank you so much!
      I've linked up new recipes! Thanks for hosting :0)
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  22. Ok, I am in LOVE with all things lemon and these are amazing! I am featuring them tonight at our "Best Of The Weekend" party at 8PM EST (in about 10 minutes - lol) so make sure to pop over and grab your "featured" button off my sidebar. Great job and can't wait to see you back at the party!! :)
    xoxo

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing these with the Less Laundry, More Linking party. I love lemon things and these look just perfect. Can't wait to try them.

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  24. Love these and pinning them :) I'm also sharing it on Facebook today - thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week :)

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    1. Hi Jamie!
      Thanks so much for coming by!
      I love meeting new faces :0)
      And thank you for sharing it on your Facebook!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  25. Oh my goodness these look amazing! I bet the lemon flavor mixed with the white chocolate is to die for.
    I'm stopping by from TGIF Link Party. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Carrie!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Yes, the lemon and white chocolate are such a great combination :0)
      Please come by again soon.
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  26. NOM NOM NOM. Well, a pin a rose on my nose and call me jealous of your skills. These so good Suzanne. Thanks for linking up with us at the TGIF Link Party.

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    1. Aleshea!
      You make me laugh!!
      Have a great day!
      Suzanne

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  27. Definitely adding this recipe to my Christmas Truffles list!! May have to make some this weekend, just to make sure they are as perfect as the recipe suggests. Quality control, you know. Please link-up this tasty recipe at our rules free Blog Strut Link Party/blog hop, Thursdays at 5:00 PM PST. Our Blog Strut isn't your average blog hop, it offers many ways to promote and give exposure to your blog and posts. We pin all links, featured posts, as well as offer free co-host spots and button/logo redesign, plus free social network link ups. Join us and show what you’ve got!! http://www.mypersonalaccent.com/linkyparty/

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    1. Hi Sande!

      Thanks for coming by and extending an invitation to your link party. I stopped by and shared a few of my recent favorites!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  28. They look and sound great, but I still worry about eating raw flour! Even in the cake mix. I have made lemon truffles with lemon pound cake and cream cheese. Sometimes I will add extra lemon juice and zest. Lemon Girl Scout cookies also make awesome truffles! I will still give this recipe a try.

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  29. I just made these, and I gotta tell ya, they came out a weird gray color and it's like chomping into lemon fudge. Your picture make them look fluffy and delicious, but mine turned out really gross. I have an event tomorrow and I'm going to have to come up with something else similar, as these are already printed on the menu! Very disappointed :(

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    1. Hmmmmm . . . I'm sorry to read that your truffles didn't come out. The texture and color you described sounds odd. I wonder if the kind of vanilla you used - lended to the gray color? As for the texture - I'm not sure what might've happened? I haven't had that problem before, so I'm not sure how to remedy that. Sorry.
      Perhaps making lemon truffles the more traditional way - by crumbling a baked lemon cake, adding lemon frosting to it until you reach a desired texture, rolling into balls, and then dipping in white chocolate --- will give you better results?
      I hope you find a successful and delicious alternative recipe for your event!
      Best of luck!

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    2. Hmmmmm . . . I'm sorry to read that your truffles didn't come out. The texture and color you described sounds odd. I wonder if the kind of vanilla you used - lended to the gray color? As for the texture - I'm not sure what might've happened? I haven't had that problem before, so I'm not sure how to remedy that. Sorry.
      Perhaps making lemon truffles the more traditional way - by crumbling a baked lemon cake, adding lemon frosting to it until you reach a desired texture, rolling into balls, and then dipping in white chocolate --- will give you better results?
      I hope you find a successful and delicious alternative recipe for your event!
      Best of luck!

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    3. Thanks for the quick response! I'm still very unsure what happened...I don't usually have issues with desserts/baked goods!! I ended up just making a vanilla pound cake and pouring lemon glaze over top, but I still wish mine had come out looking like yours did :)

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  30. Wooww ..sono deliziosi.
    Grazie per la ricetta e complimenti per il blog. Buona serata.
    Inco

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  31. I made these last week and they were delicious! However, a day later the bark had split, or the batter oozed out of the bottom, like a playdoh press. I have no idea why this batter would have expanded. Ideas?

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  32. I would love to make these for my best friend's baby shower. I have never used Almond Bark before and have read of people having issues with it seizing up. Have you ever had issues with that? Any tips for using it?

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