Strawberry Shortcake Truffles – it’s a classy way of saying “my Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake failed while I was testing it but I’m not wasting it.” I mean sure, I could sit here and tell you about this trendy new way of serving cake or I needed a fancy treat for a picnic. Maybe I’m watching what I eat and don’t want a whole slice of cake. Or perhaps a friend’s birthday is coming up and I made a box of these. But if I did, I would be lying (and I don’t want my pants to catch on fire). Instead, I took what was a kitchen disaster and served these Strawberry Shortcake Truffles anyway – crumbled sponge cake mixed with whipped cream and chopped strawberries then dipped in white chocolate.
Funny thing was I had the truffles on my list, but I wasn’t sure about making them since I had other recipes to try. The original plan was to make a layered sponge cake with strawberries and whipped cream. However, my batter rose higher than I expected and overflowed in the oven. I managed to save one layer and top with the filling, but the other layer fell apart. Well, here are my cake crumbs. Doesn’t take much more to make truffles.
And boy did I make a ton. 7 dozen. If you want less cake truffles, bake as cupcakes then crumble a few of them (and either eat the rest as cupcakes or freeze unfrosted for future truffle making). I divided the task up over two nights because I had to go to work, make dinner, do dishes, write a blog post, and dip truffles. By the time I starting dipping, I was ready for bed. Fortunately, they still tasted fresh even after a few days and freeze well too.
The truffles lasted maybe an hour before my coworkers gobbled them up. I learned that you can’t have just one because they are small and well, addicting. I wanted to keep them as close to authentic strawberry shortcake as possible with the sponge cake, whipped cream, and berries. The truffles are delicate, so it’s best if you keep them frozen when dipping. If they start to fall apart, place them back in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Looking for more strawberry cake recipes? Check out Strawberry Layer Cake, Strawberry Cupcakes, and Strawberry Snack Cake. All are made from scratch without Jello or cake mix. *If you already have cake to use, this recipe uses about 9 cups cake crumbs. Feel free to use sponge cake, pound cake, yellow cake, or even white cake.
For the cake
For the truffles
Source: Cake adapted from 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
*If you already have cake to use, this recipe uses about 9 cups cake crumbs. Feel free to use sponge cake, pound cake, yellow cake, or even white cake.