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Recipe: Raspberry Chocolate Cake Truffles

I know this website is about healthy eating, but let’s face it, who never has dessert? No 0ne. I don’t believe in “diets” or deprivation. But I do believe that some foods are more nutritious that others. Well, this post is not about one of those nutritious foods.

It’s a recipe for junk food that is worth every bite!

Inspired by Rene from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice blog, I went all out with chocolate and added raspberries to the original recipe. Check out her recipes and the pictures. They are aaaa-mazing!

Next time you’re into something sweet, or faced with limitless options at parties or an buffet, be selective. Choose something that you absolutely love, be mindful of the portion, and savor every bite.

Now to the recipe.

You need to start a day ahead, so read the whole recipe before you’re ready to get your hands dirty. And, they will.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box cake mix, baked and cooled (I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge)
  • 6 oz (1 small container) raspberries
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting (I used Betty Crocker Classic Chocolate)
  • Semi sweet Chocolate bars, 1 to 2 containers

After the cake is cooled, crumble it in a large bowl.

Sprinkle the sugar over the raspberries and microwave for 1 minute. Cool for few minutes.

Add the raspberries and the chocolate icing to the crumbled cake. Mix until it’s well coated. Using your hand, roll the cake mix into balls, about the size of a quarter of an inch. Place on a flat tray or cookie sheet. Continue with the rest of the mix then refrigerate, at least for 2 hours.

Melt the chocolate bars, in small amounts in the microwave or a double boiler. Roll each ball in the melted chocolate until coated from all direction. Place on another flat tray covered with a sheet of wax paper. At this point, you can decorate with sprinkles, coconut flakes, crushed nuts, or anything that comes to your mind.

Cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

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  • Alexandra June 7, 2010, 4:03 pm

    Dear Nour your truffles looks beautiful! I am sure they are yummy :). I love rasberries 🙂

  • Magic of Spice June 7, 2010, 5:19 pm

    These truffles are just gorgeous!

  • The Food Hunter June 8, 2010, 12:37 pm

    what a great combo..chocolate and raspberry. How can you go wrong.

  • rebecca subbiah June 8, 2010, 10:36 pm

    looks yummy and i agree we all need a treat

    so pleased you had fun on your holiday love Rebecca

  • mohannad H June 10, 2010, 4:35 pm

    i have tried this recipe ,, and its heavenly … and so easy too !
    thank you 😀

    • Nour El-Zibdeh, RD June 11, 2010, 8:14 am

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Nicole June 16, 2010, 10:04 am

    This is an amazing idea for holiday’s or parties! Yes, it is not so healthy, but great for special occasions. A must try!

  • Chocolate Wine April 15, 2012, 2:20 am

    this looks so lovely…have a real thing for chocolate cake at the moment, seem to make one on a weekly basis, this definitely goes on the list of recipe’s to try

    • Nour Zibdeh April 15, 2012, 11:08 am

      Thank you! They were great, not sure I’d encourage it on weekly basis 🙂

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