How to Make Cupcake Truffles

how to make cupcake truffles

Though I am much more of a small, gift store type of person, there are occasions when one must enter a Wal-Mart. A search for gold glittered letters I had previously seen there was today’s occasion to enter the mega-store. Though I didn’t have luck with the letters, I did run across these cuties – Cupcake Truffles. I about died. Love. Had to show ya’ll!

Rich chocolate with a smooth center and a dollop of frosting on top. Sprinkle with Christmas colored nonpareils and you have quite a cute “cupcake truffle“. I like to make my own creations once I get an idea like this so here is how to make your own cupcake truffles!

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Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes

3 cups (18 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips (my vote is Ghiradelli)
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla or desired liqueur

Melt the chocolate chips with the condensed milk in a heavy sauce pan. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Then chill 3 hours in the refrigerator. Next, place a 1-inch ball of chocolate truffle into a mini muffin pan (or shape with your hands by flattening the top and bottom). Next, with your favorite vanilla buttercream recipe (I suggest this quick one from Food Network), pipe a small dollop of buttercream frosting atop the truffle.

Add pizzazz (haha – hadn’t added that word in lately) by sprinkling with colored nonpareils, coconut, chocolate shavings, nuts, or whatever your heart desires! Enjoy! Try lots of combinations like chocolate/chocolate or white chocolate/vanilla.

SHOPPING TIP: 2 great places to find sprinkles + baking accessories –> Sweet! Baking Supply & Bake It Pretty

PERFECT FOR….

- Holiday Party Favors (package 2 or 3 up in a clear plastic box with ribbon)
- Gifts for Friends & Neighbors
- Wedding Favors: use white nonpareils atop vanilla buttercream tied in a white box

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I {ADORE} the new cakelet pan trend! They are popping up everywhere.  For those of you who want darling little cakes but do not have the time to bake sheet cakes, cut, stack, etc -- these are your solution! You can find anything from dinosaurs and backyard bugs for children's parties to tiered cakes and little gifts for weddings or birthday parties! Choose your favorite cake recipe and adorn … { Continue Reading }