I’m back with a new no-bake truffle recipe ladies and gents. And the flavor is… drumroll please… birthday cake! These little guys will give you the sugar high you deserve on your special day.
Biting into a birthday cake truffle is like an explosion of sugar confetti in your mouth. As if cake mix wasn’t sweet enough, this truffle recipe adds another half cup of sugar and rainbow sprinkles to the mix. The colorful sprinkles are probably my favorite ingredient in these no-bake truffles. Don’t they just make you feel happy and ready to celebrate?
Of course when using cake mix for truffles you have that unmistakable (and super-addictive) birthday cake flavor. You know the one, super sweet and vanilla-y, the flavor that gets your tastebuds tingling with sugary delight. I’m still not sure what they put in cake mix to achieve that flavor, but boy is it difficult to resist.
While making these birthday cake truffles, I was thinking that ideally I would know someone with a birthday coming up, but that wasn’t the case! Of course, that doesn’t stop me from baking a birthday treat. It’s someone’s birthday somewhere, right?
Luckily I have friends who like to eat and willingly volunteered to taste-test the birthday cake truffles. They said these truffles are their favorite no-bake dessert I’ve made so far (*self high five*). Fitting for any occasion, I almost named these sugary delights unbirthday cake truffles.
The recipe for birthday cake truffles is pretty simple. Combine the yellow cake mix, sugar, flour, butter and vanilla in a food processor and blend until dough forms. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the sprinkles by hand. Roll dough into one-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Stick them in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up. Dip the truffles into melted white chocolate, garnish with more sprinkles and there you have it… no-bake birthday cake truffles!
White chocolate was my go-to shell for the birthday cake truffles, but almond bark or candy coating will work well too. I personally love how the rainbow nonpareils really pop against the white shell. Store them in a tupperware or plastic bag—the truffles travel well thanks to the hard shell. Gift them to the birthday girl/boy or keep them all to yourself. Birthday cake truffles taste delicious either way!
Recipe adapted from Novice Chef.