Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Cake Truffles



Recently I was asked to make a victoria sponge cake with jam and cream.  No problem I say. Sponges are quick and easy to bake, I don't even have to look up the recipe.  I baked my usual sponge recipe but I'm not sure what went wrong as after I turned it out to cool on the rack, there was hole in the middle of the cake!! 


I thought about how I could fix it or what I could do with the cake as it still tasted good! Initially, I thought about making it into a bundt cake and fill the middle with fruits and cream but then I decided to make cake truffles. Quite a few bloggers I know have been raving about Philadelphia Cadbury chocolate cream cheese which I have been dying to try. This is the silver lining so I rushed out to get a tub and proceeded to make cake truffles. I blitzed the cake in a food processor then stirred in the chocolate cream cheese. I used a small ice cream scoop to make balls (using a scoop gives uniform shapes).  I left them to chill for 15-20 minutes in the fridge until firm. Next I dipped them in melted chocolate and topped with sprinkles or wafer daisies. 

I also made some star shaped ones using my new star mould which turned out great! I sprayed them gold and wrote happy birthday on them with writing icing as a colleague had recently celebrated her birthday and had been complaining that no-one had made or bought her cake. She was really pleased with these and ate all the stars by herself! 

I made a batch with plain cream cheese as well but almost everyone preferred the chocolate cream cheese one. It's really tasty and tastes just like cadburys chocolate mixed with cream cheese! I know that's what it is but there's no other way to describe it. I could quite easily eat it out of the tub. 




 cake crumbs and chocolate cream cheese

 after mixing with the cream cheese 

 a chance to use my new mould

 I also made some plain ones 

 for the birthday girl :)


 delicious! 


44 comments:

  1. these look yummy! kind of like tiny little cheesecakes all bashed up with the base!

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    1. Thanks they were very yummy indeed :)

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  2. You are right about the silver lining! These look great!

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    1. I'm sure it was fate. I was meant to make these from the start :)

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  3. Wow, those are very cute and what a great way to use up leftover cake! I still have test batches of chocolate cake in my freezer and I'm thinking I could make these to use some of it up... Thanks for showing me how =)

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    1. Your most welcome :) I've edited the text with more instructions. They're really quick and simple and you can make them as fancy as you want with shapes, sprinkles, colours, flavours. Enjoy! :)

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  4. These look SO good! What a clever way to make use of the cakewrongs :D

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    1. Thanks as it's just wrong to waste cake! :)

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  5. These look really good, and I bet the Philly gives them a lovely texture. Love the stars with the gold -fantastic idea! :)

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    1. The Philly is delicious! I'm addicted to my gold spray now but it really makes everything look better!

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  6. wow I love these, almost cake pop bally, loving the gold spray effect too, very posh! I sometimes too have cakes that are 'fool proof', then suddenly just die. At least you found a lovely way to fix it!

    Nom! x

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    1. I'm so glad I "saved" the cake as well. Also good to know that cream cheese works as well as buttercream frosting which is less hassle.

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  7. MMM these look tasty I have yet to try the chocolate cream cheese and what a good idea to use it. The star ones look fab

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    1. The chocolate cream cheese is lush! The birthday girl was very pleased with her stars :)

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  8. No idea what happened to make your cake polo shaped but you made great use of it anyway! I'm having a choccy philly craze in my house too.

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    1. I don't know if my oven was too hot or there was too much baking powder anyway at least I got to discover these. Choccy Philly is amazing!

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  9. That hole in the middle is strange, it's almost a perfect circle! Maybe your oven is so used to you making bundt cakes that it thought you had used the wrong tin and it would make a hole in the middle for you...! I love the star shaped truffles and I have to say I do like the choc Philly too - and I have eaten it straight from the tub as well as on scones!

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    1. LOL. I don't understand it either. The choccy philly is definitely lush :)

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  10. So cute! I have had that happen to me on a number of occasions and put it down to the gas oven we had at my old place! Never thought of making use of the sponge around it as it was fine. You should never waste good cake!

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    1. Definitely never waste good cake! The cake truffles were delicious :)

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  11. How strange that your cake had a hole! It looks like it wants to be a bundt cake. Glad you managed to rescue the situation and find an excuse to try the chocolate philly cheese.

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    1. I'm glad I had that moment of inspiration! :)

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  12. I love these. I have the Philly chocolate cream cheese, and I made some truffles with it, but this is even better.

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    1. Cake truffles are great! Totally loving the choccy philly :)

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  13. Oh no - how disappointing, about your sponge cake! You sure made a good job of salvaging the situation though. Cake truffles sounds like a wonderful save of a bad situation, and they look fantastic!

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    1. Thanks! Once I got over my disappointment and frustration I was overjoyed with these cake truffles.

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  14. Your cake truffles look wonderful. What a great way to use your cake, it is too bad that you had a hole in it.

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    1. Thanks! It was a blessing in disguise :)

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  15. What rock have I been sleeping under? I've never seen Chocolate Cream Cheese! Your Cake Truffles look delectable, Ros.

    Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks! It's fairly new on the market so don't worry. Well worth a try!

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  16. I've used the same brand of sweet cream cheese but the white chocolate version. Great post!

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  17. How clever to turn your disaster into something so fantastic! I absolutely love the star shaped ones you sprayed gold for your colleague - she must have been so delighted!

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    1. She was over the moon (or shall i say stars?) Gold lustre spray makes everything look better!

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  18. The star shaped ones are lovely. As are the Dr Oetker flowers on the balls!

    I want a chocolate philly and marshmallow toastie!

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    1. Thanks! They looked really cute. Great idea for a toastie :)

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  19. As you may remember from my Easter posts, I am a crazy mad LOVER of Cadbury Philly AND wafer daisies too! My best truffles are also my cake ones that I make at Christmas, so I am SO up for these PLEASE! Karen xx

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    1. You were one of the bloggers I meant who introduced me to cadbury philly. I remember your Christmas cake truffles...I was drooling over them :) X

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  20. Very yummy - I love cake truffles as you know. The wafers are good aren;t they I used some on the gingerbread camper.

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    1. I love cake truffles even more now :) The wafers are brilliant!

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