When cooking, I find it important to really stick with what you know and then add to that to make something special. I have made many a Red Velvet Cakes in my day (like when I was 16 lol) , be it for high school cheerleading fundraisers or as dessert for a nice family meal but I love the way this recipe gave me a new twist to a classic.
Now, you have two options when making this recipe, you can make the red velvet from scratch (which I did) or you can by a box cake and make it. Either way it is a dish that you are not going to want to pass by.
With the holiday season coming up, I thought it would be cool to add a candy corn but then I realized that I should have just made the cake orange. Well, you live and you learn. If I decide to make them again, which I probably will, I will make them orange for Halloween and I'll be sure to let you all know how they turn out.
1 box of Red Velvet Cake (or use this recipe)
1 Can of Cream cheese frosting
1 box of semi-sweet bakers chocolate
(If your making it from scratch and you want it to be orange, just use equal parts of red and yellow dye)
Step 1. Follow the instruction on the red velvet cake box to make the cake.
Step 2. After the cake is baked and cooled, crumble it up and mix with the can of cream cheese frosting. Then place mixture into the fridge of about an hour to firm.
Step 3. When the cake/frosting mixture is firm, use a cookie dough scooper (or just eyeball it) and take out the mixture to form into balls with the diameter of a silver dollar.
Step 4. Take the baker chocolate in a shallow, microwavable bowl and microwave it for about a minute, or until fully melted.
Step 5. Stick a tooth pick into the top of the cake ball and dip it into the chocolate mixture until it is completely covered. Drop the ball of to a cookie sheet covered in foil, the repeat until all of the balls are covered in chocolate.
Step 6. Place the truffle in the fridge for about 30min or in the freezer for 10 minute. just until the chocolate has hardened. When the chocolate is hard, they are ready to be eaten.
Some variations to try:
1: Add some cayenne pepper to the chocolate for a spicy yet sweet treat
2: Add mini chocolate chips to the cake/frosting mixed for a double dose of chocolaty goodness
3: Add peppermint essence to your red velvet cake and crushed candy cane to the top of your truffles for a Christmas inspired goodie.
4:Use a different kind of cake or frosting to really make this recipe your own.