No bake birthday cake truffles are a fun treat to make for birthday parties! Each bite is filled with cake flavor and sprinkles.
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!
Tools needed to make birthday cake truffles:
No-Bake Birthday Cake Truffles
- 1/2 cup (62 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups (188 g) yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (113 g or 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles
- 3 cups (16 oz) white chocolate melting wafers or candy melts
- Rainbow nonpareils small round sprinkles
- Pasteurize flour: Place flour in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute and 15 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until the flour reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. This method will kill any bacteria. Let flour cool to room temperature.
- In a food processor¹, combine flour yellow cake mix, sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Blend until a firm dough forms and there are no lumps left.
- Remove dough from food processor and into a medium bowl. With a large spoon stir in rainbow sprinkles. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a large baking sheet covered with wax paper. Place dough balls in freezer for 10 minutes.
- While dough is chilling, melt white chocolate in a double boiler², or in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time. (See tips for melting chocolate here.) Dip truffle balls in melted white chocolate using toothpicks or a fork. Return to wax paper and immediately sprinkle the tops with rainbow nonpareils.
- Let truffles coating harden in the fridge for 20 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Recipe adapted from Novice Chef.