Here at Team LC, we’re letting some of our favorite trends influence and inspire not only our home décor and wardrobe purchases, but our food as well. This year we’ve had our eyes on the geode trend—from prints to agate bookends all the way to this tasty treat! We’re always on the lookout for desserts that we know our readers will love make and devour as much as we do. One thing that we admire about our resident baker, Lauren Lowstan, is that she never turns down our crazy ideas when it comes to creative confections. This month at our regular brainstorming session, we came to Lauren with an idea that we didn’t know would turn out this pretty…
We introduce to you: geode cake truffles! Made with the most delicious chocolate gingersnap cake balls and rolled in rock candy, these sweet treats look exact like the gemstones we’ve been coveting. Keep scrolling to see how easy it is for you to whip up these truffles in your own kitchen too…
Geode Cake Truffles
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- ¾ cup cocoa
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 cup hot coffee
- 3-6 tablespoons vanilla frosting
- 3 cups gingersnap cookies, crushed
- rock candy in assorted colors
- 8 ounces white melting chocolate
- gold disco dust
- splash of vodka
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda and powder, and salt in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk all of the wet ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ones and whisk until there are no more lumps in the batter.
4. Pour the batter into a baking dish and bake the cake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Let the cake cool completely. Tip: Throw your cake into the freezer so that it chills more quickly.
6. Once the cake is cooled, crumble it all up in a large bowl. Add in crushed gingersnap cookies and 3 tablespoons of frosting. Thoroughly mix it into the cake. You want to be able to pick up a chunk of cake and roll it into a ball without it cracking and falling apart. If it’s not ready, add a little bit more frosting until you reach your desired consistency.
7. Scoop out the cake mixture with an ice cream scoop and roll each scoop into a little ball. Once you’ve used up all of the cake, set the cake balls in the refrigerator or freezer to cool for about one hour.
8. While your cake balls are cooling, get your rock candy ready. Separate each color into small bowls.
9. Melt your melting chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals until it’s completely melted.
10. Lightly dip each ball into the white chocolate and roll it between the palms of your hands. You want just enough chocolate to coat the ball.
11. Coat the balls into the rock candy until each ball is completely covered.
12. In a tiny bowl, combine some gold disco dust and a light splash of vodka. Stir with a small paintbrush until you’ve reached a liquid consistency. Paint tiny gold specks onto each geode cake ball. Let dry and enjoy!
And there you have it! These have to be some of our favorite desserts to date. For your next themed party, we suggest placing your geode cake truffles next to these adorable cactus cupcakes. Now that’s one cute dessert table!
Will you be recreating these delicious geode cake truffles?
Let us know if you do in the comments below!
XO Team LC