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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1 Julie @ Table for Two January 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

ok, this is a must make!! i’m bookmarking this as well. i LOVE cake batter. i have a baby shower for a friend coming up and i think i’m going to use this recipe and tweak the outside candy melt to light blue — thanks for sharing, yours looks SO good!! i love the pictures.

2 amy January 19, 2012 at 8:04 am

yay! i love the idea of tinting the coating blue for a baby shower – they’d look adorable like that. can’t wait to hear how they turn out!

3 Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl January 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

I’ve been wanting to try cake batter truffles for quite some time, since I also grew up licking the spoon/beaters/bowl after my mom finishing baking (and I still do it now, though I try to share with my son, hee! :-) ). These look amazing! And I’m soooo impressed with how smooth you got the almond bark!

4 amy January 19, 2012 at 8:24 am

ha! i still do it now, too. =) hope you try these + they turn out fabulous for you!

5 danielle January 19, 2012 at 9:05 am

These look great!

6 amy January 19, 2012 at 9:23 am

thanks, danielle – luckily, they tasted as good as they looked!

7 Steph@TheChickpeaChickadee January 19, 2012 at 9:57 am

YUM!! they looks so delicious, as well as pretty. What a great dessert to bring to a party.

8 amy January 19, 2012 at 10:22 am

thanks, steph! they are definitely the perfect treat for a party. =)

9 nat@thesweetslife January 19, 2012 at 10:39 am

yours turned out BEAUTIFULLY! i’m so glad you enjoyed!

10 amy January 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

aww, thanks natalie. and thank you *so* much for sharing the great recipe – i absolutely loved ’em + they turned out so pretty. woohoo!

11 Renee January 19, 2012 at 11:12 am

Oh me oh my! I am a cake batter and cookie dough lover for sure. Sometimes I think I like the batter better than the finished product. I sure I would have absolutely no restraint with these. Yum.

12 amy January 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

i wound up making about 3 dozen of these truffles, + had to give away most of them because i knew i wouldn’t have any restraint with them either! i did keep a couple for myself, though. =)

13 Ally Garner January 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

Oh Amy these are so pretty & fun! I’m definitely a raw cookie dough & cake batter girl. These will assuredly rank right up there with Beth Sachan’s cookie dough truffles that Jeff & I LOVE! Since we’re not fans of white chocolate or almond bark I’m thinking I might make these with milk chocolate though. So fun – thanks for the recipe!!

14 amy January 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

thanks so much, ally! i’m not usually a white chocolate fan, either, but the flavor works nicely in this recipe. they’d be delicious with milk chocolate, or even dark chocolate, though – my husband suggested the same thing. can’t wait to hear how they turn out that way – enjoy!

15 lesley January 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I still can’t help but think how much better these would be in regular chocolate, but I’m glad you didn’t do that or I would have requested a delivery. And my hips cannot afford that!

16 amy January 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

i really should’ve done half in white chocolate + half in either milk chocolate or dark chocolate, but i was short on time (+ a bit lazy), so i didn’t. i do think they’d be great with regular chocolate, as long as it wasn’t too strong / wouldn’t overpower the flavor of the cake batter. when i make them next time, i’ll do some that way + deliver ’em to you. apologies in advance to your hips! =)

17 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite January 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm

these are so pretty! I do love me some cake batter..especially in other fun forms, like truffles!

18 amy January 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

thanks so much, rachel! i do think that they turned out pretty – anything decorated with colorful sprinkles is a win in my book!

19 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I can’t believe I haven’t made a single cake batter item yet! These look like so much fun. :)

20 amy January 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

ooh, you need to remedy that soon! =) now that i have leftover cake mix, i have two more cake batter recipes planned to make this weekend. it’ll be like cake batter central over here!

21 Stephanie January 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

That looks amazing. I wish I could try that cake.

I love the new smaller bites. That is such a great trend.

22 amy January 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm

thanks so much, stephanie! i love the smaller bites, too – for some reason, the smaller the bite, the cuter it seems. ha!

23 Cassie January 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I am a F-O-O-L for cookie dough and cake better. Bring on the truffles!!

24 amy January 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

ditto! i actually had to give most of them away, because i didn’t trust myself in the house with 3 dozen of ’em. too tempting! =)

25 Julia January 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I fell into the 1st category most of my life, even as a kid i preferred the baked form. But one day something happened. I now fall into both categories. Frankly, I don’t care how you want to give me the cake, raw batter or baked. Just give me the freaking cake already!

26 amy January 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

bahaha! i love your comment, julia. =)

27 Sara @ Saucy Dipper January 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Nicely done. That second picture really put the truffles in perspective. I think I’d rather have these than a traditional birthday cake. Bookmarked!

28 amy January 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

thanks so much, sara! hope they turn out just wonderful for you when you make ’em. they are super delicious! =)

29 Caroline January 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Yum! I made some these last year and they were a HIT! 😀 Yours look great Amy!

30 amy January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

just went + checked yours out – i think i remember seeing ’em last year. yours look absolutely wonderful!

31 Krissy {Krissy's Creations} January 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

I have that same love! Like, big time! Cake Batter Truffles have been on my list of desserts to bake for SUCH a long time. I *must* make these :)

32 amy January 20, 2012 at 8:59 am

yay, i hope this post inspires you to make ’em soon – you won’t be sorry! =)

33 Julie at Burnt Carrots January 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

I’m in heaven. I don’t just lick the spoon I usually lick out the entire bowl and anything else that might have a little cookie dough or cake batter. Thanks for sharing!!!

34 amy January 20, 2012 at 11:25 am

ha, you are too cute! i’m definitely guilty of licking a bowl of two of sugary deliciousness every now + then as well. =)

35 Steve @ the black peppercorn January 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Ok – Amy – first off I have to say that these pictures are beautiful. These truffles looks amazing! My kids would go crazy over these – heck so would I!!

36 amy January 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

you are too kind, steve! i so appreciate your nice words. + yes – one of the awesome things about these truffles is that they appeal to both kiddos + adults alike – always a big plus! =)

37 kristen @ notsodomesticated January 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Love love love it! I was going to make something similar around the holidays, but with red velvet cake mix. Then I chickened out because I was afraid mine wouldn’t look pretty! Did you have to do anything in particular to get them to look smooth and pretty on the outside? Or did just the fork work?

38 amy January 20, 2012 at 11:12 pm

thanks so much, kristen! what i did was melt the candy melts in, essentially, a deep but narrowish bowl. then, i dropped one truffle in at a time, rolled it around with a fork, then plucked it out with either a fork or a toothpick (i liked the toothpick technique a tiny bit better). sometimes a tiny hole was left in the top from the toothpick but i just covered it up with a drop of candy melts or a few sprinkles. after 2 or 3 semi-ugly ones, i got the hang of it + the rest turned out great!

39 Maris (In Good Taste) January 21, 2012 at 7:58 am

I am most definitely in the former category with you. These look perfect!

40 amy January 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

thanks so much, maris! if you lived closer, i’d suggest we arrange a cake batter truffle/thai chicken curry soup swap this weekend. =)

41 danielle January 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

Amy, I posted this in my”What I Bookmarked This Week” post today – stop by and see.

42 amy January 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

yay, i’m so flattered! i love your ‘what i bookmarked this week’ posts + i’m thrilled that you featured my cake batter truffles. thank you, danielle!

43 Jess January 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Oh yummy! I love cake balls! I have a hard time with the dipping-in-melted-chocolate-step though… I always make such a mess!

44 amy January 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

i found that keeping the melted chocolate warm (re-microwaving it every few minutes) keeps it very fluid, which makes for a lovely smooth shell. also, i only dip one at a time, using either a fork or a toothpick. after a couple of them, i got the hang of it. it just takes a little practice, i think! =)

45 Mommyof2Girlz/StephD January 22, 2012 at 8:50 am

So cute, would be perfect for my daughters b-day this year. Thanks tons!!

46 amy January 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

you are so welcome! hope they turn out just perfect for your daughter’s birthday!

47 Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) January 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Wowza…so pretty! And I love that the base recipe is so versatile and can be made with so many flavor varieties!!

48 amy January 22, 2012 at 4:14 pm

thanks so much, wendy! they definitely are are versatile – you can adapt ’em to lots of different types of batter + customize ’em to fit any type of holiday/event!

49 Heather January 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm

OH.MY.YUM. making these ASAP! great photos, too!!

50 amy January 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

aww, thanks heather! let me know how they turn out when you make ’em – i’m sure they’ll be fabulous for you. =)

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