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Red Velvet Cake Truffles

posted by Kathi Troendle on February 4, 2015

Red Velvet Cake Truffles are the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat. Be prepared to fall head over heels for these sweet bites!

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Hello Everyone! It’s Kathi here from over at Deliciously Yum sharing my very first recipe with all of you. To say that I am beyond excited and grateful to do so would be an understatement. Especially since today’s recipe is all about Valentine’s Day, which is one of my very favorite holidays when it comes to food. I mean, we’re talking all things chocolate and red velvet this time of year. I can’t help but be drawn into my little kitchen and whip up something special to spread the love.

I actually cannot believe that I have never shared this recipe online until right now. It’s one of those staples I prepare every year and definitely one of the treats that disappear in no time.

When I started to make them a little bit earlier this year in anticipation for this post, my husband, Adam was thrilled. He usually wants nothing to do in the kitchen and almost never volunteers to help, unless eating counts as helping, ha! But as soon as the red velvet cake (the base for the recipe) came out of the oven, he asked right away how he could assist me. I think that alone speaks to how much we adore these truffles.


If you knew me personally, you’d also know that I am all about homemade and made from scratch recipes. I rarely use a box mix and almost never make an exception. These Red Velvet Cake Truffles fall into my “special” recipe category. I have tried making them using a homemade red velvet cake in the past, but somehow they just don’t taste the same. I’ve since accepted the fact that 3 simple ingredients (including the box mix) are the key to Valentine’s Day happiness. And I’m quite alright with that :).

Hope you give these easy peasy truffles a go!

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Red Velvet Cake Truffles

Red Velvet Cake Triffles - Quick and Easy! Treat yourself to these delicious Chocolate Bites filled with Red Velvet Cake!


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix, plus ingredients listed on the box to prepare the cake
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (1/3 less fat), softened
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk, dark or white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, optional


  1. Prepare the cake according to package instructions. Let cool completely before moving on to the next step.
  2. Using a fork or your hands, break the cake into fine crumbs into a large bowl. Add softened cream cheese and knead gently with your hands until cream cheese is fully incorporated.
  3. Roll into 42 cake balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon per ball) and place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Place in the fridge to chill while you prepare the chocolate.
  4. Heat chocolate in a heatproof bowl until completely melted. Add oil, if using, and stir to combine. Remove cake balls form the fridge and place one ball at a time into the melted chocolate. Using a fork, evenly coat each ball with the chocolate. Use the fork to remove the truffle from the chocolate and before transferring it back to the baking sheet, slightly tap the fork against the side of the bowl to get rid of any excess chocolate. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining chocolate balls.
  5. Pour leftover melted chocolate into a small ziptop bag, cut off one corner and pipe melted chocolate in desired design on top.
  6. Return truffles to the fridge for 15 minutes or until truffles are set. Devour!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 4443kcal Calories from fat 1579
% Daily Value
Total Fat 175g269%
Saturated Fat 101g505%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 301mg100%
Sodium 4874mg203%
Carbohydrate 671g224%
Dietary Fiber 15g60%
Sugars 447g
Protein 49g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Danielle

    These red velvet truffles look divine! I think my husband might actually join me in the kitchen too if I was making these. 🙂

  • Beth

    These are so gorgeous Kathi!

  • Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    WOW, Kathi, these truffles look delicious!

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    I love Kathi and her blog!!! so cool to see her here!! and red velvet anything is the way to my heart on valentine’s day .. love these truffles!!!!

  • Kelly

    Love seeing you here Kathi! These truffles are gorgeous! Red Velvet anything totally has my heart and these are just perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Teaw

    Geez I got a blast of surprise when I scrolled down and saw the picture. Those are chart topping Valentine Day truffles. Wow!

  • Emily

    yummy looking!!! About how many does this make?

  • Emily

    Oh!! I read more carefully!! I saw the answer to my own question. Enough for me to eat and share a few

  • Jolene Wingrath

    I had never used milk chocolate to melt and dip a treat into, and since that is what I had on hand, I tried it. The chocolate would not melt. Became a dried chunk, even after trying to add the optional oil. Not sure what went wrong, but I will stick to the semi sweet. Hopefully my ready to go balls will wait in the fridge ok.

    • Me

      You have to melt it on takes time but it’ll be smooth and easy to dip. When it gets too hot it chucks up and becomes thick and cookie dough texture

    • Julie Evink

      If chocolate gets to hot it will essentially seize up and turn into a dry ball. Try heating it at a really low temperature stirring continuously. If you still have troubles chocolate almond bark works great with truffles and is a little more forgiving!

  • Maggie

    I saw your post on foodgawker and HAD to comment! These look AMAZING! I’m afraid to try because I may ruin them but when I’m feeling brave, I just might! =)

  • Honey, What's Cooking?

    Love it. I’ve never made red velvet truffles, that cream cheese would take it to a whole new level. I can taste these right now.

  • Christine Gray

    Making these tonight and will let everyone know how they turn out.

  • Stephanie

    Made these tonight. Had trouble rolling in smooth balls. Didn’t turn out as pretty as the picture but their good!

    • Julie Evink

      They are tricky to get “pretty”! Kathi did a marvelous job. I find that buying a high quality melting chocolate helps!

  • Danielle Battiste

    How long do these stay tasty for ??

  • Chante

    It is so nice and soft to eat

  • Jenna

    If making a head of time, should they be kept in fridge or are they okay in an air tight container on the counter?

  • Danielle

    I tried these tonight and it became a disaster 🙁 the balls left crumbles in the white chocolate making it pink. The chocolate was not easy to dip in to coat, and eventually seemed to dry up. Ugh lesson learned on trying something for the first time when your expecting it to be one of the main sweets on your table for Christmas.

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