Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chocolate Cake Truffles

One time big time as they say... I'll be busy over the next few months studying so I spent my leap day (most of it) in the kitchen baking & cooking coz i think I may not have the chance to do so for the longest time.

A friend of mine tagged me in a photo of cake pops in facebook recently and it has haunted me continuously over the past days. I know i wouldn't have peace until i made some but since I was too lazy to get myself some candy melts, my cake pops went from being pops  to chocolate cake truffles

anyway, these truffles are for my friend Diane who just passed the Bar Exams. I am so much proud of her.

For the cake
1 3/4 c all purpose Flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 c boiling water
1 tsp vanilla

bake in a 350F oven for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

for the Frosting
3 cups icing sugar
8oz cream cheese
1/2 c melted semisweet chocolate
1 tsp vanilla

For the chocolate coating

melt 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate on a heat proof pan and mix until glossy

crumble the cooled cake
mix in frosting adding half a cup first and then more until you get the desired consistency

its good when you get a crumby dough like consistency

using the palm of your hands shape them into balls and then freeze for at least an hour
coat with melted chocolate and then freeze


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