Peanut Butter & Nutella Cake Truffles

This recipe is from Baked Perfection and it’s SO AMAZING I HAVE TO USE CAPS. You have to make these! It’s too easy. You just bake a cake from a box, then add your favorite frosting/topping/etc., roll the mixture into balls, freeze them, then dip them in melted chocolate! I used peanut butter and Nutella like the recipe suggests, but the possibilities are endless! Recipe after the jump.

The only things you need!

Mix together the cake ingredients and bake according to directions.

As soon as it’s done, divide into two halves.

And place in separate bowls.

Using a butter knife or a fork, gently crumble the cake halves.

Add the Nutella in one bowl.

And the peanut butter in the other bowl.

Mix the Nutella and peanut butter with the cake and roll each into balls and place on baking trays lined with tinfoil or wax paper.

Put in the freezer until thoroughly chilled.

Melt your chocolate.

And begin dipping your cake balls into the chocolate using a fork or a toothpick.

I used sprinkles for the peanut butter ones and marshmallow fluff for the Nutella ones.

Make sure you keep these in the freezer or at least the fridge! They’re amazing, rich, and impressive!

I gave these to a friend to take on tour with him and they were a big hit!

Peanut Butter & Nutella Cake Truffles
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Serves: 40 truffles

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 18 oz. milk or dark chocolate
  • Sprinkles or whatever you want for decoration

  1. Bake cake according to package directions. As soon cake is cooked split the cake into two halves and crumble each half into a large bowl.
  2. Mix each bowl of crumbled cake thoroughly with peanut butter in one and Nutella in the other. Roll each mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet lined with wax paper (Should make approximately 40). Chill for several hours (you can speed this up by putting in the freezer).
  3. Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals stirring in between (I used a saucepan and melted the chocolate over low heat because I feel like chocolate burns so easily in the microwave).
  4. When chocolate is completely melted, roll balls in chocolate (I picked up the balls with a fork and dipped them in the chocolate) and lay on wax paper. If you chose to decorate with sprinkles, immediately sprinkle the balls after you have rolled them in chocolate. Place in the freezer.
  5. To decorate with drizzled chocolate or marshmallow, place chocolate or marshmallow fluff in a sandwich bag on a microwave safe dish and microwave in 30 second intervals moving the chocolate/fluff around between. Using scissors, cut the very tip off the sandwich bag. The smaller your cut, the smaller the drizzle.
  6. Use the sandwich bag to pipe the chocolate or marshmallow back and forth over the hardened truffles until you reach the desired look. When the drizzle has hardened (you can put them in the freezer to speed up the process) brake off any extra chocolate with your fingers or the back end of a fork or spoon.


14 Responses

  1. Morgan says:

    these were so good, it was like an explosion of goodness. I’m giving this to my mom.

  2. Ingrid says:

    I made these before but I put them on a stick, cake pops! I’ve also made them into mini cupcakes. Both ideas I got courtesy of Bakerella. I hadn’t thought of the Nutella though. I am now thinking I need to give this another go, YUM!
    I so look forward to what you’re making. I so need to try your dinner recipes as your desserts have been spot on!

  3. Katy says:

    Oh my god your killing me. I’m doing so well on my diet, not craving chocolate or anything and then you make these!? Shame on you, haha.
    I’m sure one (an hour) won’t kill me.

  4. gymnasticks says:

    ohhhhh my god. i’m making these today!

  5. yum! i don’t have cake mix so i’d have to make the cake from scratch. its very similar to bakerella’s cupcake pops. :D nutella=delicious!

  6. WOW!! Another great take on Bakerella’s Cake Pops … with Nutella how can you go wrong!

  7. Great flavors for the cake balls!

  8. Bree says:

    this looks sooooo good. im gonna have to try it soon!

  9. Cristine says:

    I’ve made cake balls, but never with Nutella. I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. I’ll be making these soon!!!

  10. Adrienne says:

    These are fabulous! I’ve done the cake balls before but NEVER thought of nutella. Brilliant as I have a hazelnut fetish. You’ve been added to my RSS reader, I’ll be back!

  11. Margaret says:

    These are sooo good!
    I never thought they would be this amazing!!

  12. Laura says:

    I made these yesterday and while not quite as aesthetically pleasing as yours, they were quite delicious!

  13. kktucks says:

    omg. you had me at “nutella.” and now, i’m craving nutella. thanks. ;)

  14. Anju says:

    I was looking for a cake truffle recipe when i saw your blog on google. Since then i haven’t been able to stop!! everything looks so good. But i was hooked on the Peanut Butter and Nutella Cake Truffles. Everyday i was looking at them on your blog.(its been one week now!!) I am thinking of starting my own blog and would like to use this recipe for my first post. Is it possible for me to use this recipe? Should i mention that i got the recipe from your blog. Thanks a lot.
    Anju from South Africa

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