Hello! Hello! And welcome to birthday week here at Deliciously Yum! One of my favorite days of the year is less than 24 hours away and we will be celebrating all week long. It’s my sweethearts’ special day tomorrow. I love, love, love spoiling, surprising, and loving on people, especially on their birthdays and I couldn’t be more giddy about pulling out all the stops for my beloved. Starting with a sweet treat that will knock your socks off. Cake Batter Truffles topped with sprinkles, sprinkles, and more sprinkles. You can’t go wrong with these. And guess what? You don’t even have to celebrate anyone’s birthday to indulge in these.
My husband is not a huge fan of cake. He prefers other goodies for his special day, which will be featured this week. Tradition has its time and place. I happen to think that birthdays are perfect for creating traditions and birthday cake is definitely one of them. So I thought about creative ways to incorporate classic cake and win over my special man! I had to. How can we truly celebrate his birthday without a sugary, soft and mouthwatering piece of cake? It’s like celebrating Easter without the eggs, 4th of July without an American flag or Christmas without Christmas music. It’s not even an option. Oh, and I happen to like cake. So there’s that.
Cake Batter Truffles carry all the goodness of classic cake in poppable form. It’s a no bake recipe and takes very little time to prepare. You could recruit your kiddos into helping you with these. Rolling the dough into small balls, dipping them in white chocolate and giving the truffles a sprinkly final touch is the perfect job for little hands. Your tiny chef or baker in training would have a ball. Literally.
I happen to adore sprinkles if you haven’t noticed. Any and every time I can use them I really go for it. Something tells me that theses aren’t the only ones you’ll see this week. I am also convinced that they make (almost) everything taste so much better.
If you have never tried cake batter sweets before, they are very similar to cookie dough treats. And who doesn’t love cookie dough?? These are rich, buttery, indulgent, chocolaty, smooth and sumptuous.
Hoping everyone is having a great start to another week. Don’t forget to make these Cake Batter Truffles for your next birthday party or just because you want to. There’s nothing wrong with that :).
Here’s to a fabulous week of celebrating God’s greatest blessing to me!
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 cup yellow cake mix
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- 8 ounces almond bark or white chocolate
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- nonpareils, for sprinkling
- 1. In a stand mixer, mix together the butter, sugar, flour, yellow cake mix, and vanilla. If the dough is not coming together well, use your fingers to form the dough. It should not be sticky or wet. Once the dough is formed, add rainbow sprinkles and work throughout the dough.
- 2. Form the dough into 24 1-inch balls and put into your freezer. The dough balls should remain in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until firm.
- 3. While the cake batter balls are chilling, add your almond bark and shortening to a microwave safe bowls. Heat until completely melted in 30 second intervals.
- 4. Remove the cake batter balls from the freezer and, using two forks, dunk each ball into the melted chocolate and set on a wax paper lined plate. Sprinkle with nonpareils and continue with remaining cake batter.
- Cake batter truffles will keep up to 5 days on your counter or in the fridge, depending on how you like them.