Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

by Lisa Douglas

Make someone you love these decadent and rich Red Velvet Truffles for Valentine’s Day this year! 

Red Velvet Truffles
How to Make Red Velvet Truffles

Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

These Red Velvet Truffles are CALLING me, man. I’ve made truffles a few times before, but I used OREOS when I did it, like with these Peppermint Oreo Truffles or these adorable Snowman Oreo Truffles. This was my first time doing it from scratch using a cake. Whoa, mama! 

Red Velvet Truffles

Red Velvet Truffles Recipe for Valentine’s Day

I’ve never been the one to take a perfectly baked cake and crumble it. I mean, what is that? This is the exact mindset I’ve had in the past when considering making cake pops (which is very similar to this, by the way). And then I did it, I did this. Are you kidding me with this right now? The kids thought it was the COOLEST THING EVER TO HAPPEN TO THEIR LITTLE BABY BODIES. “Mom, can we do this with every cake we make?”

Red Velvet Truffles for Valentine's

Easy Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

Not nearly as difficult as I imagined, it was however as messy as I imagined it would be, haha. I suggest having aprons on anyone that’s helping. Define a specific spot for cake crumbling for the kids, and let ’em go to town. You need to prepare a workspace that can easily be cleaned, especially with littles, because they get a liiittle excited. 😉

Simple Red Velvet Truffles

Red Velvet Truffles with White Chocolate

Now that I know it isn’t nearly as horrible to crumble a cake, I plan to make MANY more truffles recipes and cake pops recipes in the future! We are seriously in love, a lot like the theme of these Valentine’s Red Velvet Truffles! (Get it? Love? Valentine’s?)

Easy Red Velvet Truffles
Valentine’s Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

For this recipe, we decided to use red sprinkles called “jimmies” (which mean they are the sprinkles that are long, like sticks). You could easily use the dotted sprinkles called “non-pareils,” sugar sprinkles (which are almost clear), pearl sprinkles (which are larger round that have a sheen and look like pearls), or fun shaped sprinkles, like hearts or stars or something, maybe?

Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

Easy Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

The thing I like most about this recipe is that you don’t miss out on the cakey-ness at all by crumbling it and mashing it into a cake ball. It tastes INCREDIBLE mashed up with frosting! I mean, I’ve had cake pops before, but this was my first handmade one. Made by us, in fact. So I was kinda really excited. The kids are too. I hope you will enjoy making these Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Truffles with your children the way I did.

Lovely Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

These store really well, too, so you can give ’em as gifts. You can send ’em into the kids’ classrooms for their little class parties and stuff, too! Pair it with my friend Kelly’s Valentine’s Popcorn recipe. Or prepare a nice package to give to the teacher? What a fantastic teacher’s gift this would make, you know? Getchyo’self some Valentine’s cellophane baggies and you can plop a few treats in there, you know? Or, to make a platter try this beautiful Valentine’s cellophane wrap for gift baskets or platters. These would make the Red Velvet Truffles even prettier, don’t you think? 

Red Velvet Truffles for Valentine's Day

How to Make Red Velvet Truffles

To make these lovely and decadent Red Velvet Truffles for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day (or ANY day, really!), you will need the following ingredients:

To make the cake:

To decorate:

You will also need the following tools:

Ingredients to make Red Velvet Truffles

To make the cake portion, preheat your oven to 350. Coat two 9-inch circle pans with softened butter then coat it with flour, then set your pans aside. In a bowl, mix together chocolate cake mix, buttermilk, oil and eggs. Continue mixing until all ingredients are combined, then add cocoa powder then the red gel food coloring. Continue mixing until fully combined and color is solid, as shown.

Cake Mixed for Red Velvet Truffles

Pour batter into each pan and bake for 25-28 minutes. Remove cakes from pans by flipping them onto a wire rackto cool. Once completely cooled, crumble your cake into fine bits using a large bowl. Add your vanilla frosting to the cake bits and mix. Yes, by hand. It’s gonna be messy. Bring in the kids for this one, it’ll be fun. 🙂 Once the mixture resembles wet coarse sand, roll the cake mix into 1-1.5 inch cake balls. Place gently on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Making Cake Balls for Red Velvet Truffles

Once 30 minutes has passed, microwave the white chocolate or candy melts with coconut oil in the microwave for 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir with a spoon in between each interval. Dip each cake ball into the melted white chocolate and coat completely.

Dip Cake Balls in White Chocolate for Red Velvet Truffles

Place on your lined baking sheet gently and continue to deep each cake ball into the white chocolate until all are covered.

White Chocolate Covered Cake Balls for Red Velvet Truffles

Sprinkle the tops with red sprinkles. Place back in refrigerator for another 20-30 minutes to set. Ta-da! Look at ’em! Marvel at ’em. So pretty!

Cake-Filled Red Velvet Truffles
Red Velvet Truffles for Valentine's

Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

Make someone you love these decadent and rich Red Velvet Truffles for Valentine’s Day this year!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling time total: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 32 truffles

Ingredients

For the cake:

To decorate:

Instructions

To make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9-inch circle pans with softened butter then coat it with flour. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together chocolate cake mix, buttermilk, oil and eggs. Continue mixing until all ingredients are combined.
  • Add cocoa powder and continue mixing. Then, add red gel food coloring and continue mixing.
  • Pour batter into each pan and bake for 25-28 minutes. Remove from pan and allow for the cakes to cool on a wire rack.

To decorate:

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, crumble your cake into fine bits. Then, add vanilla frosting and mix (you’ll have to get messy and use your hands for this).
  • Roll the cake into spheres about 1 to 1.5 inches in size. Place gently on lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Once time is up, microwave white chocolate and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir with a spoon between each interval.
  • Dip each sphere into the melted chocolate and coat completely. Place back onto lined sheet and top with red sprinkles.
  • Place back into refrigerator for another 20 to 30 minutes and serve. Enjoy!
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If you love this Red Velvet Truffles recipe, check out my other truffles recipes, chocolate recipes, Valentine’s recipes, dessert recipes, or heck – check out my whole recipe index for allll the recipes we’ve ever shared here! Plus, take a look at my Valentine’s printable love letter to your kids. I hope you decide to make these for someone you love. Come back and let me know how you enjoyed them if you do, okay? 🙂

Easy Red Velvet Truffles Recipe

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