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Red Velvet Truffles

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Red Velvet Truffles are a must make Valentine’s Day treat. So easy and oh so yummy!!! You will fall head over heels for these and if you want someone to fall in love with you, make them these sweet little bites.  I’m not kidding.

Red Velvet Truffles are a must make Valentine’s Day treat. Delicious red velvet cake balls covered with white chocolate. So easy and oh so yummy!!!

This recipe is all about Valentine’s Day, which is one of my favorite holidays when it comes to food. I know, it’s more than a month from the pinkest holiday of the year, but I couldn’t wait to share my favorite festive cupid inspired recipes with you.

Red VelvetTruffles - preparation step 1

My favorites from previous years were Ding Dong Chocolate Hearts and Oreo Truffles Valentine’s Heart. Oreo truffles are Valentine’s Day classic treat, but this year I’ve chosen different flavor -delicious Red Velvet Cake. I wanted to bring more changes compared to the previous desserts that were all in the shape of a heart, because beautiful red color of these truffles will be enough to make them perfect festive treat for the holiday that celebrates love.

Red Velvet Truffles - preparation step 2

Red Velvet Truffles are bites of red velvet cake rolled up and dipped in white chocolate. And when it’s about red velvet cake,  what goes perfectly with red velvet, besides white chocolate, cream cheese frosting may be the answer you’re looking for. Since I don’t like too sweet desert I decided to use just softened cream cheese instead frosting this time.

Red Velvet Truffles - preparation step 3

You know that I prefer homemade and made from scratch recipes and rarely use a box mix, but this time I made an exception. I want this recipe to be more than simple and easy to make. You’ll need only three ingredients: red velvet boxed cake mix, cream cheese and chocolate. These delicious Red Velvet Truffles are made of crumbled red velvet cake mixed with mixed with cream cheese, rolled into balls and then dipped into chocolate.

Red Velvet Truffles - finished

Yields 40

Red Velvet Truffles

Red Velvet Truffles are bites of red velvet cake rolled up and dipped in white chocolate.

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box red velvet cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box to prepare the cake)

8 oz cream cheese-softened

16 oz white chocolate

2 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate


  • Prepare the 9 x 13 inch cake according to package instructions, let it cool completely then crumble the cake in a large bowl.
  • Add softened cream cheese and knead gently with your fingers until cream cheese is fully incorporated.
  • Roll about 1 heaping tablespoon of the mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with a parchment paper. You will get about 35-40 balls. Set in the fridge to chill.
  • Melt white chocolate, remove cake balls form the fridge and using a fork dip them into melted chocolate. Place one ball at a time into the melted chocolate, roll the ball to coat evenly coat with the chocolate, then slightly tap the fork against the side of the bowl to trim the excess chocolate and place the truffle on the parchment paper. Set them back in the fridge until chocolate is firm.
  • Melt dark chocolate, transfer into a small bag, cut the corner off and pipe melted chocolate on top of the truffles.
  • Store in the fridge.
Recipe Type: Dessert

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    1. I make this every Christmas but instead of using white chocolate I use peppermint bark and instead of using cream cheese, I use the whole can of cream cheese frosting. I find it much easier if I make the balls and put them in the freezer and do the chocolate portion the next day. It is very time consuming but so worth it.
  1. I think you could probably use the soft cream cheese or the whipped cream cheese that are in the little tubs. There usually with the regular cream cheese in the dairy section in the grocery store. I thought about making these for Super Bowl Sunday.
  2. While putting the balls in white chocolate that was melted my balls fell apart in the chocolate. Do you think I should add more cream cheese in the beginning to make them more moist? I put them in the fridge for a good ten minutes should I put them in longer next time?
  3. Just finished making these and they are not as easy as they look...I ended up having to add 3 Tbl melted butter so they would stay together, since I didn't have anymore cream cheese. I had to keep kneading it in the palm of my hand to form a ball.....#keepingitreal
  4. So I made these last night & they looked GREAT. Except my dad tried them and they were too sweet. I followed the receipt to the tee... But I'm wondering if it was because I used too much cream cheese? I used two 8 oz cream cheese.
  5. Hi I want to te these for my daughters birthday. I wanted to ask you about the chocolate dipping part. How much white chocolate did you use, and how where you able to melt it?
    1. You should be very patient with white chocolate, it melts really slowly and do not overheat it because if you burn it will sized and become unusable. Chop it in really small chunks and microwave it, or melt over double boiler or place with one tablespoon of vegetable oil in a sauce pan on a really low heat and stir constantly util it completely melt and smooth.
  6. I thought red velvet truffles are made with milk & dark choc, mixed w hot cream, mixed with red velvet flavorings? You don't use purple yam or sweet potato mixed with d( mk chocolate and color it red?
  7. I started these yesterday and made the cake and crumbled it with the cream cheese. I then put all of it in the refrigerator for about two hours. I then rolled it into balls and put them in the refrigerator overnight. I put them in the freezer 30 minutes before dipping them in the chocolate. By doing this I had no problem at all. I did use 10 ounces of cream cheese for one box of cake mix. They turned out perfectly and are delicious.
  8. Just made these, SUPER easy. I made up the cake. Then let it cool and tore it apart. I stuck 8oz of cream cheese frosting and my torn apart cake in the kitchen aid mixer and let it do all the dirty work. Rolled the balls out with my hands and they formed perfectly together. Def pop them in the fridge overnight or freezer for about an hour before you dip in the chocolate so they turn out pretty.
  9. Hi there, I've made these red velvet truffles and loved them; can you use any boxed cake to make different types of truffles?Thank you Rhiannon
  10. I'm having a terrible time with the coating- tried both meltin wafers and morsals- very thick -they are delicious though but look awful- any tips?

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