Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Truffles

Sometimes even I can’t get rid of an entire cake. I guess it’s partially my fault because I don’t like to take a more-than-half-eaten cake to work. I have my quirks, what can I say.

That amazing Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake that I posted a few weeks ago fell into this predicament. We enjoyed it at a family dinner over at my brother’s house and Z had a piece before leaving Boston, but then there it was, 1/4 of the cake sitting in our fridge just staring at me every time I opened the door. Don’t get me wrong, Hubby and I would have worked our way through the rest of it, but I decided I wanted to try something. I told Hubby about the idea and he didn’t like it one bit.

I threw the rest of the cake straight into my mixer and gave it a whirl. Then I made cake balls just like many of us have done many times in the past. I froze the cake/cheesecake/frosting balls for a while before dipping them in some chocolate. I added the red swirl just for fun using a candy melts pen.

Once the chocolate set up, I gave one to Hubby to see if his original feelings about this idea still held. As usual, I had proven him wrong. By dipping bits of the cake in chocolate, the over-the-top cake became even more over the top. But, by making them small bites, it took away the feeling of over-indulging.

This method will work for any cake or cupcakes you have sitting around that you want to jazz up. I also enjoy that once they’re dipped, they freeze really well.

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6 Responses to “Blueberry Cheesecake Bars”

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    Kelsey — July 19, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Yum yum YUM! I love blueberry anything. I love cheesecake anything. Heaven!

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    Anonymous — July 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I think Katrina’a blog is Baking and Boys!

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    Allison — July 20, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Yum. The chewy oat crust sound great. Good pick!

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    Mykie — July 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I want to smoosh a whole batch of them in my mouth! Yummers!

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    marla — July 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I have been admiring these crumb bars for quite some time! Great pick for the SRC – fun to participate in this event with you 🙂

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    Erin — December 7, 2016 at 11:19 am

    These are amazing. I make them for everything, bake sales, holidays and potlucks, and you can easily substitute whatever berries you have on hand. I’ve done mixed berries, raspberry and blackberry with this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!

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