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5 from 9 votes

Red Velvet Truffles

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 13 mins
Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcake Recipes, Cupcakes, Desserts, Red Velvet, Sprinkles, Truffles
Servings: 32 truffles
Author: Nancy Polanco


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


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