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Cake truffles in a tin with a bite taken out of one.

Cake Truffles Recipe

These cake truffles are made with cake crumbs, frosting and candy melts, then decorated with sprinkles. You can customize cake truffles to make them whatever flavor you like and decorate them for any holiday!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 36
Calories 121kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 box cake mix any flavor
  • eggs, oil and water as called for on cake mix box
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons canned frosting
  • 1 pound candy melts I recommend Ghirardelli Melting Wafers
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  • Prepare cake mix with the amount of oil, water and eggs directed on the box. Bake in a 9”x13” pan according to package directions.
  • Let cake cool completely, then break apart and crumble until fine crumbs form.
  • Stir in the frosting until a dough forms. If the dough seems dry, you can add additional frosting, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Roll the cake mixture into tablespoon sized balls. Place the balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and chill for at least one hour.
  • Melt the candy melts in a bowl in the microwave, heating for 30 second increments, then stirring until completely smooth.
  • Place each cake truffle on a fork and use a spoon to pour the candy melts over the cake truffle. Tap against the side of the bowl to remove excess candy melts.
  • Place each truffle on a parchment lined sheet pan. Top with sprinkles.
  • Repeat the process with  the remaining cake truffles and candy melts. Store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Can be made up to 3 days in advance.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.3mg