Cake Batter Truffles

by Amy on 19 January 2012

Cake Batter Truffles | www.FearlessHomemaker.comI believe there are two type of people in the world — those who love cake batter + cookie dough in their unbaked form, + those who don’t. I fall into the former category. I have lots of fond memories of watching my mom bake cakes + cookies when I was growing up, always offering me a batter-covered spoon to lick or a scoop of cookie dough to nibble on. And thus, my love for cake batter + cookie dough was born + has been going strong ever since!

When I came across these festive cake batter truffles over on the sweets life, I bookmarked ’em immediately, knowing I’d make them as soon as I had the right occasion. This past weekend, we celebrated both my mother-in-law’s birthday + our nephew’s birthday – what more perfect occasion for cake batter truffles than two birthday celebrations in two days?!

The result? These truffles are absolutely delicious. For a cake batter lover like me, they’re pretty much heaven in truffle form. The cake batter is moist, flavorful + oh-so-pretty, with colorful flecks of sprinkles, while the white chocolate coating has a lovely crunch that works perfectly with the batter center. And the sprinkles on top? Just plain adorable. =)  Although raw egg in cake batter has never stopped me from eating it, for those of you who are wary, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no egg in this recipe, so you can eat ’em without worrying. Next time you have something to celebrate, give these wonderful cake batter truffles a try – you will not be disappointed!

Cake Batter Truffles |

Cake Batter Truffles

makes 24 larger truffles, or about 36 smaller truffles, adapted from the sweets life


1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
3-4 tbsp milk
2 tbsp sprinkles
16 oz (8 squares) white almond bark or candy melts
4 tbsp yellow cake mix
sprinkles, for decoration


Beat together butter + sugar with an electric mixer or stand mixer until combined. Add cake mix, flour, salt, + vanilla, mixing well. Add milk + beat until a dough consistency forms. Stir in sprinkles.

Roll dough into one-inch balls (or smaller, if desired). Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Chill for 15 minutes in the fridge or freezer.

Melt almond bark or candy melts in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each increment. When bark is smooth + melted, stir in cake mix until smooth.

Dip cake batter balls in melted almond bark/candy melts to coat completely. Remove with a fork + place on wax or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Decorate immediately with sprinkles. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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51 Katie January 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

This looks so so so good! I adore cake batter, and these look so beautiful and tasty!

52 amy January 23, 2012 at 8:55 pm

thanks so much, katie! i can attest that they are most definitely delicious. =)

53 Megan @ New York Diaries January 26, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Amy! These are so freaking cute! I just bookmarked this guy to maybe make this weekend.

I love your new year’s resolution btw. Great idea!

54 amy January 26, 2012 at 6:02 pm

ha! aren’t they adorable? report back on how they turn out for you – i absolutely loved ’em!

55 Choc Chip Uru January 28, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I know this will get lost in your flood of comments but I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing these look – and that cross section has me absolutely salivating!!!
Simply and utterly wonderful and so creative
I am subscribing – I adore your blog 😀

Choc Chip Uru
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56 amy January 28, 2012 at 11:47 pm

it absolutely didn’t get lost in my comments, + i’m so glad it didn’t because it made my night. =) thank you so much for your kind words + i’m so glad you found your way to my blog. cheers!

57 claire @ the realistic nutritionist January 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I love cake batter anything. These are super cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

58 amy January 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm

ooh, they would be a good little sweet for valentine’s day – i didn’t even think of that. smart idea! =)

59 heather February 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm

amy – i made these this weekend and they were divine! i brought them to a friend’s house for dinner and folks raved about them…and i may have had one for breakfast with my coffee. i used pink and red sprinkles for a valentine’s day feel. thanks!

60 amy February 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

that is so awesome to hear, heather. i love your idea of making ’em Valentine’s Day-themed by using pink + red sprinkles – too cute! i’m so glad you + everyone else loved ’em, + there’s definitely no shame in eating one for breakfast. i’ve definitely been there, done that! =)

61 Theresa December 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Ok so I know it’s been awhile since your original post, but I was looking for a recipe using yellow cake mix and I ran across these adorable cake batter truffles. Luckily, I had everything I needed (except for pink chocolate instead of white). They were super easy and look and taste amazing!! I have one question though…why cake mix in the chocolate?

62 amy December 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Wonderful, Theresa – so glad you liked them! The cake mix in the chocolate just adds addition cake batter flavor – you could certainly omit it instead if you wanted to next time …. but then they might not taste so cake battery delicious! =)

63 Heather March 26, 2013 at 11:38 am

These are delicious! I made them last night, but made half of mine dipped in dark chocolate which was also great!

64 amy March 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I absolutely love dark chocolate, so I totally approve of your adaptation. YUM!

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