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Easy to Make Red Velvet Truffles

Valentine's Day Red Velvet truffles on a pink plate.

Easy to Make Red Velvet Truffles

Red velvet is truly one of my favourite flavours of cake. I’m not one to feel guilty to eat a piece of cake but sometimes, it’s better to break them down into smaller portions.

Even better when you can cover it in candy coating and add some sprinkles.

These red velvet truffles are perfect for a sweet little treat or as a gift for Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking for more Valentine’s Day treats, consider trying these Poop Emoji Cupcakes, Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fat Bombs, and keep an eye out for Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats.

Ingredients needed to make red velvet truffles.

Ingredients:

  • flour for dusting
  • softened butter for coating the pan
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

To Decorate:

  • ¾ cup vanilla frosting
  • 2.5 cups white chocolate or white candy melts
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • red sprinkles

Equipment:

Yields: Approx. 32 truffles

Red velvet cake mix in rose gold mixing bowl.

Step 1: 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.

Top view of mixing bowl of red velvet cake mix.

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.

Mix has been prepared and made into spheres.
Close up of red velvet truffles before being dipped.

Step 2: Decorate

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set it 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 a lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Red velvet truffles are being dipped in chocolate.
Close up of red velvet truffle in white chocolate.

Step 3: Dip Them

Once time is up, microwave white chocolate and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir with a spoon between each interval.

Red Velvet truffles finished with candy coating and sprinkles.

Dip each sphere into the melted chocolate and coat completely. Place back onto lined sheet and top with red sprinkles.

Place back into the refrigerator for another 20 to 30 minutes and serve. Enjoy!

Red velvet truffle is cut in half.

How do I store these?

You can store the dipped truffles in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also store undipped truffle balls in an air-tight container for 2 days or freeze them for up to 6 weeks.

There really is nothing like red velvet and in truffle form, it makes for the perfect bite. 

Is there a trick to rolling these truffles?

Roll out the balls as the recipe instructs. They will turn out just fine but, they’ll be unique and differently shaped. If you want a more uniform look, roll the truffles and place them in the fridge to chill for up to two hours.

Once they are chilled, you can roll them again and smooth out the edges. When the cake truffles are cold, it’s easier to smooth out the imperfections. Once they’re smooth, just dip and sprinkle.

Red Velvet Truffles
Yield: 32 truffles

Red Velvet Truffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes

Try these delicious and festive red velvet truffles. Perfect to satisfy any sweet tooth and to enjoy during Valentine's Day or any time of the year!

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp red gel food coloring
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • flour for dusting

To Decorate:

  • 3/4 cup vanilla frosting
  • 2.5 cups white chocolate or white candy melts
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • red sprinkles, to taste

Instructions

To Make the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9-inch circle pans with softened butter then coat it with flour. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix together chocolate cake mix, buttermilk, oil and eggs. Continue mixing until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Add cocoa powder and continue mixing. Then, add red gel food coloring and continue mixing.
  4. 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:

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. 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).
  3. Roll the cake into spheres about 1 to 1.5 inches in size. Place gently on lined baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Once time is up, microwave white chocolate and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir with a spoon between each interval.
  5. Dip each sphere into the melted chocolate and coat completely. Place back onto lined sheet and top with red sprinkles.
  6. Place back into the refrigerator for another 20 to 30 minutes and serve. Enjoy!

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Need some Valentine’s Day treat ideas? Try these Poop Emoji Cupcakes.

I’ll be sharing Valentine’s Day Rice Krispies Treats, or Keto Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fat Bombs over the next couple of days so keep an eye out!

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Do you like red velvet?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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38 Comments

  1. We have made these types of truffles many times and used different colors to dip them in. Work for all holidays just changing the type of cake you use and the dipping chocolate.

  2. you are speaking my love language over here girl- i love anything red velvet but these little truffles are PERFECT to take with on the go or just a few after dinner 😉 Cant wait to make these!

  3. Easy is one of my favorite words but when you say super easy I am even more happy. This would be a nice treat to get everybody at my kiddos school. They would love it and I love that won’t take me long to do.

  4. THese look like the perfect valentine’s Day holiday treat to make for my kiddos. I wonder if the school would let me bring these as a treat.

  5. Now these sound absolutely delicious. I mean who doesn’t love a good truffle and I love the idea they use red velvet as well.

  6. Wow, these truffles seem super easy indeed and look beyond delicious! I may have to surprise my kids with them as a fun Valentine’s Day treat.

  7. These look so delicious and would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! I’ll have to make some with my girls next week!

  8. Oh my gosh! I want some! These just look super delish! I am a big fan of red velvet too! I’ve made truffles before, but I did it with a cake pop maker. Then when I moved I ended up selling the cake pop maker. Now I wish I still had them.

  9. These truffles are so easy to make and perfect as a Valentine’s Day treat. We’ll have fun making them next weekend. I am sure my son will enjoy helping me!

  10. These look so delicious. I can’t wait to make these with my kids. They love making treats like these. They’re just gonna love this!

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