22/02/2024

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How To Make Chocolate Truffles Out Of Leftover Cake

How To Make Chocolate Truffles Out Of Leftover Cake

Fancy having home made truffles that are freshly made? You can make them yourself. Easily.

There are many ways to make your own chocolate truffles.

For example, if you have left over cake, you can turn that old cake into chocolate truffles.

This is a fun activity for the kids, to keep them out of mischief. Make sure they wash their hands thoroughly before they start.

You will need.

  • Leftover cake.
  • A large bar of your favourite chocolate.
  • Chopped nuts.

Kids Kitchen Activities – Making Chocolate Truffles

  1. Crush up the cake into crumbs in a bowl. (The kids can do this)
  2. Line a tray with baking paper.
  3. Spread chopped nuts on the baking paper.
  4. Melt chocolate. (You do this. Melt the chocolate on the high setting for 1 second in a microwave oven)
  5. Pour the melted chocolate into the cake crumbs
  6. Stir until thoroughly mixed. (Kids can do the mixing)
  7. Wash and dry hands thoroughly. (Everyone, please do this if you don’t want to get stomach upset.)
  8. Shape the cake crumb chocolate mix into balls. (I’d bet this would be the kids’ favourite activity)
  9. Roll these balls in chopped nuts. (Let the kids do this too.)
  10. Let the truffle balls set on the lined tray.
  11. Serve to anyone who loves chocolate truffles.

You can make variations to this recipe with flavourings and chocolate syrup. Here’s another version of cake chocolate truffles.

How to make flavoured chocolate truffles

Here’s another version, using a melon scoop instead of your hands to form the truffle balls.

  • Leftover cake
  • A large bar of your favourite chocolate.
  • Peppermint flavouring or vanilla essence.
  • Rainbow sprinkles.

  1. Crush up the cake into crumbs in a bowl.
  2. Line a tray with baking paper.
  3. Melt chocolate. Melt the chocolate on the high setting for 1 second in a microwave oven. Stir to make sure it is fully melted. If it is still solid, microwave it for another 1 second on high setting.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate into the cake crumbs
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint essence or vanilla essence, whichever flavour you prefer.
  6. Stir until thoroughly mixed. (Kids can do the mixing)
  7. Scoop up a ball of truffle mix.
  8. Use a teaspoon to ease that ball out of the melon scoop and onto the tray.
  9. Sprinkle rainbow sprinkles over the truffle balls.
  10. Let the truffle balls set on the lined tray.
  11. Serve to anyone who loves chocolate truffles.

If you like chocolates, do check out these chocolate recipes complete with videos on how to make these yummy chocolate candies.