Easy to make Dark Chocolate Christmas Cake Truffles are delicious and decadent. Cake Truffle is the best bite-size dessert to use up the leftover cake. The good thing about these truffles is, you can make these with leftover Christmas Pudding or Fruit Cake. Cakey inside and chocolaty outside, these truffles are sure to impress!
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About This Recipe
This Dark Chocolate Christmas Cake Truffles recipe is a guest post by Shibani of Pearls of Feast as a part of my ‘Christmas and New Year Bakes‘ event. Freeze left over cake or pudding and this recipe will come to a rescue when you have impromptu dinner parties or social gatherings.
With easily available pantry ingredients, these cake truffles are pure bliss! You can even make these truffles with cake shavings and crumbs too.
Moistly cakey inside and decadently chocolaty outside, these cake truffles will be charm of any party. This recipe of truffles calls for orange extract, you can use vanilla or any fruit extract that goes well with cake.
Let’s read what Shibani has to say about her truffles,
Leftover Christmas Cake Truffles
Amidst of a break, I was confused and was uncertain whether I could possibly come up with an idea just before Christmas. Well something came up to do with the leftover Christmas Cake or Pudding.
Adapted from a well-known magazine by Donna Hay, here I am with a guest post of truffles. These truffles call for two main ingredients Christmas cake or pudding and dark chocolate.
As Christmas cake is richly flavoured cake, these truffles are full of flavour, taste and feel of festive season.
Christmas Cake Truffles Ingredients
Leftover Christmas Cake | Pudding: Sometimes we end up with crumbs or shavings or cake pieces. This truffle recipe comes in for your rescue at that time. You can even make these truffles with freshly baked cake. These little round cakey pop truffles are sweet treat on any day.
Dark Chocolate: You can use chocolate chips or bar.
Vegetable Oil: Gives shine to truffles.
Orange Zest: Flavours the truffles.
For Coating: You can use gold dust or silver sparkles or crushed nuts or sprinklers, etc.
- 350 g Christmas fruit cake | Pudding, finely chopped
- 400 g Dark chocolate
- 2 tsp. Vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp. Orange zest
- 1 tbsp. Orange extract (optional)
- Gold dust
- Dutch cocoa powder
How To Make Dark Chocolate Christmas Cake Truffles
- Place cake | pudding, 200 g melted chocolate, orange zest and extract in a large bowl and mix well to combine.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until slightly form.
- Roll into walnut sized balls. Melt rest of the chocolate and combine it with oil.
- Insert a tooth pick into each ball and dip in the chocolate mixture, allowing any excess to drip off.
- Place on a rack with a tray underneath. Let the chocolate set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm.
- Dust it with gold luster powder or gold leaf.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g