cake pop truffles and

1 Nov

triple chocolate treat cupcakes were the item of the day!  I spent almost the entire day in the kitchen on Sunday.  but WALAA!  look at my results:

I once again chose Butter Pecan cake and cream cheese frosting for the basic ball.  Seems to be a favorite of mine even tho I have no intention (well, you know which road is paved with good intentions) of eating any of the balls.   Anaway, then i dipped them in either milk chocolate, peanut butter or vanilla flavored melts.  And then the fun began….roll them in butter brickle bits, re-dip the tips and sprinkle with sugar crystals, cookie bits or coconut or drizzle with different melts.  I made 3 boxes of 8 balls each for the benefit that is tonight for my friend Sonja.

I also tried out my sister Karyl’s original recipe for Triple Chocolate Treat Cupcakes.  Now, you need a good bit of time in order to complete these babies.  Let’s start at the beginning….

There is a crust:

1/4 cup melted butter

1 1/2 cup graham crackers crumbs

1/2 cup coconut

Mix together and put a small amount in the bottom of the cup cake liner.  Gently pat into a “crust”

and now for the BATTER:

German Chocolate cake mix

White Chocolate pudding mix

1 cup sour cream

5/8 cup water

1/2 cup oil

3 eggs

1 cup mini semi sweet choc chips

Mix together and back at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.  Once cooled, core the cupcakes and save the “tops”

And there is FILLING:

1 stick of butter-softened

8 oz cream cheese-softened

2-3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Beat well.  Put into a pastry bag and fill cored cupcakes.  Trim off 1/2 of the cored cupcake tops and then replace the top over the filled cupcake.  Gently press tops in place.

CHOCOLATE… yummmm chocolate!

ganache:

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup milk

Boil 1 minute.  Reduce heat to low and then add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup marshmallows.  Stir until melted.  Keep over very low heat and then dip each cupcake quickly into melted mixture and twist to coat.  Place on wire rack and ganche will quickly harden.

Finally!  The frosting!

1 cup evaporated milk mixed with 1 1/2 TSP cornstarch

1 cup sugar

3 egg yolks beaten with 1 tsp water

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

1 1/2 cup coconut

Combine all but nuts and coconut.  Cook over low heat until thick.  Remove from heat and stir in pecans and coconut.

8 of these delicious babies are going to the benefit auction too!

and now it’s 4:42 in the morning…..been awake since 2 am…….i guess it’s time for some mindless tv watching……i wonder what those kardashian girls have been up to?

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3 Responses to “cake pop truffles and”

  1. tamruffle59 November 1, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    YUM! Wish I had been trick or treating at YOUR house!

  2. Ann Douglas November 1, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    I’ll be over for coffee later! They look heavenly.
    I posted and linked to Amy’s Creative Side Bloggers Quilt Festival about the quilt you quilted for me. Son loves the quilt.
    Ann

  3. Jody November 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    I hate to bake–will be over to enjoy your labors!!

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