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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22 Responses to “Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake Truffles”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — January 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t barely bake so the idea of finding a creative way to use leftovers astounds me. This looks AWESOME!

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    Maria — January 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Gorgeous truffles!

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    Justin — January 4, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    I love red velvet… these look amazing.

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    Megan — January 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I’ll have to remember this… I often have leftover cake too. They looks so pretty!

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    EliFla — January 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    This is a very good recipe…thanks and happy new year, ciao Flavia

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    Sue — January 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    These are so pretty! Great for valentine’s day:)

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    Blog is the New Black — January 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    These look so wonderful! Love the vibrant red!

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    ann — January 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    These look so good. Wonderful idea.

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    Tara — January 4, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Okay this is just hilarious! My grandma purchased a frozen Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake for Christmas. I took the remaining pieces home to make into balls, which we served at my new years eve party. SO good!

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    Rhondi — January 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Amazing as usual! I tagged you on my blog to answer some questions:
    http://bigmamashomekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-weekday-morning-routineand-ive-been.html

    Have a great day! Rhondi

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    Daisy — January 5, 2011 at 2:47 am

    you are a genius! Such a great idea to use leftover and maintain portion control.

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    KcomeKarolina — January 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    oh they look so yummi!!!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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    Chelsea — January 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Such a good idea, these look so good! I love the red velvet and cheesecake combo. You’re blog is awesome :)

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    We Are Not Martha — January 5, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Wow, these are so beautiful! Best way to use leftovers EVER! And who knew you could do so much with red velvet!

    Sues

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    Caroline — January 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    It’s not over-indulging because you’re able to stop at one. I would probably have eaten half a dozen of them, they look so good! What a great way to jazz up ‘leftovers’!

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    Boston Food Diary — January 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    What a FANTASTIC idea!!!! These look beyond amazing!!

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — January 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I remember the post about that cake. I really want to make it some day! The idea of turning some leftovers into truffles is pure genius! :D

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    Shannon — January 8, 2011 at 1:54 am

    ooh, what a creative way to deal with the cake :)

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    Bridget — January 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I’m picky about what I bring in to work too. It bugs me when people bring in things that are clearly gnawed on, you know? This is the perfect way to reportion leftover cake into easily sharable treats.

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    Carolyn Jung — January 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Wives always know best! LOL
    Glad you made him “eat” his words, so to speak. The truffles are so adorable and perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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    sheila @ Elements — January 19, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    They’re adorable!!! They’d make a perfect Valentine treat too!!

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    P way — October 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    So…. Don’t mean to appear ignorant, but some of us have NOT made cake balls from left over cake, please be more specific in your discourse, please.

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