Thursday, August 25, 2011

Another FUN Recipe to Try - Vanilla Espresso Cake with Chocolate Espresso Mousse Truffles!

Yummy Treats:  Vanilla Espresso Poke Cake with Chocolate Espresso Mousse Truffles

I would give you my cake recipe but then I would have to keel you - just kidding - I would never do that but I can't give you my secret recipe for cakes but you can do any cake recipe and make your own (box or scratch) No judgements here!

These are perfect little treats if you are having a little get-together at your house, for a bunko party, baby shower, bridal shower, etc. I suggest making a large batch because these puppies go down smooooottthhh.

Espresso Cake Truffles

 Cake (13x9 is what I used) I used Vanilla but you can be creative
 Mousse (either from scratch or homemade) I made a chocolate espresso mousse from scratch
 2 lb bag of chocolate chips
 2 tbsp of Veg. Oil
 4 shots of fresh espresso
 handful of coffee beans
 Pam Cooking Spray


While you cake is cooling mix up your mousse. Let mousse set up in fridge. Once your cake is cool poke holes in the top and pour the remaining shots over your cake. Start to mulch the cake and add in your mousse. The mixture should be wet enough to make into little balls.

Once you have all of your cake in balls put them in the freezer to firm up, On low heat melt your chocolate chips in a sauce pan. Once they are melted add in the Vegetable Oil and stir together. This should make it much more thin and easier to coat your cake truffles. Place the foil sheet on the counter top and spray with Pam (so the truffles will not stick)

Take one cake ball out of the freezer and stab it with a fork and completely coat the cake with the melted chocolate and then place on the foil. Repeat until they are all done. Take the whole beans and take a dab of melted chocoalte and attach to the truffle to make it look extra fancy :)

You are finished and have a super fun and fancy treat :)

Variation Ideas:

Chocolate Cake and Mint Mousse with Andes Mints on top
Spice Cake with Vanilla Mousse with White Chocolate
Lemon Poppyseed Cake with Vanilla Mousse and White Chocolate and a Blueberry on top
Pink Champagne Cake with Strawberry Jam and White Chocolate
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter and Oreo Mousse with Chocolate Peanut Butter

Have fun and I hope you come up with some great ideas!! Feel free to share :)

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