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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14 Responses to “Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake”

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    Steph — November 28, 2012 at 7:39 am

    This is heavenly!!!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — November 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This looks amazing!

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    Bee — November 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I LOVE Boston Cream pie, and I do love the custard filling but… I never turn down a good cheesecake! This is lovely.

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    Ana Fleischmann — November 28, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    OMG, it looks SO scrumptious! Trying it very soon!!

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    Mal — November 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Yum! I’d love a slice of this right now

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 28, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Yours looks fantastic! So funny we both had a similar idea.

    • beantownbaker — November 28th, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

      I know! It’s always crazy when stuff like that happens.

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    Tim — November 29, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Being from Boston, I appreciate this Boston Cream Pie Cheesecake!

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    Shannon G — November 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    such a great-looking dessert! great minds 😉

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    Megan — November 29, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    That looks amazing. I love pastry cream and am kind of surprised you don’t like it… even really good pastry cream? (There’s a lot of bad pastry cream out there.)

    • beantownbaker — November 30th, 2012 @ 10:38 am

      Yea, it’s really a texture thing for me. I don’t like yogurt for the same reason. Although, maybe I’ve just never had good pastry cream…

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    Tracy — December 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I love the look of this pie/cake! Seeing the sponge layers and the cheesecake layer makes for an impressive looking cake!

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    zahraa saab — May 13, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hi there ! I was wondering after refrigerating the cheesecake overnight, how much do i have to freeze it for ??? Thank u ! 🙂

    • beantownbaker — May 17th, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

      Just for a couple hours. It is just to make it more firm.

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