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Can I Make "Shamrock No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles"?

Updated: Aug 28


It was interesting to me that the recipe from Who Needs a Cape? on Pinterest used cake mix in a different way and these looked cute for St. Patrick's Day. I like minty desserts & had everything at my place to make it too, so I decided to give it a try!




https://www.pinterest.com/pin/778348748086616071/

https://whoneedsacape.com/2013/03/shamrock-no-bake-cake-batter-truffles/





Attempt #1:


You can check out the link above for more details. I only made 1/3 of the recipe below to make a few cake truffles.



Ingredients:

- 1-1/2 c. flour

- 1 c. white cake mix

- 1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened

- 1/2 c. white sugar

- 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

- 2 tsp. peppermint extract

- 1/8 tsp. salt

- 3-4 tbsp. milk

- 5-6 drops, green food coloring

- 2 tbsp. holiday sprinkles






It's sort of like making cookie dough and cake pops. Check out my cake pop posts. I'm still working on it & not an expert, but you can learn from my experiments. :)

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/geeking-out-over-cake-pops-intro---set-up-trying-to-minimize-calories-per-pop

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/geeking-out-over-cake-pops-part-1-cake-ball-formation

https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/geeking-out-over-cake-pops-part-2-dipping-assembling


You mix butter & sugar first together, which is like cookie dough. Then you add the other ingredients. I added probably about 2 tablespoons of milk (on accident - which is twice vs. what you would do for 1/3 of the recipe), so it made the dough really wet. I just added a little more flour until the dough got back to a better consistency/texture for cake ball formation.




I also added green food coloring since these were the Shamrock ones for St. Patrick's Day. You could add any other color you want. I shaped them into balls and put them in the fridge, which is like cake pops.















Then I dipped them in melted white chocolate, which is also like cake pops. Still working on my dipping technique (haha!), but these turned out pretty well. I put some green sprinkles on top. Dipping and covering truffles is easier than cake pops because you don't have to worry about putting them on a lollipop stick. :)




RESULT: Success!

We are good at this! They turned out really well and they are tasty.


While these are green and minty, you can flavor them any flavor or make them any color for any occasion.


It's pretty fun & easy to do. I like baking, but this is a no-bake recipe if you don't like baking. It's fancy sounding too: without baking, you get to make a "truffle." :)


It also inspired me to come up with some other no-bake / truffle recipes. :)


Give it a try! We are good at this!






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