Two words that you wouldn’t normally find partnered together are now joining forces in a gory goodie bite size dessert. These soft cake truffles have a red velvet inside with a white candy coating outside and garnished with bloody candied cleavers, axes, and knives for a touch of elegance.
If you were looking for a themed dessert for horror movie night or another quick and easy dessert buffet item for your busy Halloween party, then these will quickly become a yearly staple. I used a box cake mix and pre-made frosting. I know I know, the home bakers of the world are now after me with a cleaver. If you’re like me and you have a ton of things to make and do before any Halloween social occasion. It tastes essentially the same as homemade.
When making the cake balls, use a cookie scoop. It will help give you consistent sized truffles.
We talked about the cake and icing. Let’s talk about the melting candy coating. I used the Meltables from Michaels just because I am familiar with them and they really worked out for this project. If you have a favorite brand, go with it. A headache to avoid is making sure your candy melts aren’t too thick or too thin and your cake balls are chilled when you dip them. Presentation is key right?
The candy weapons are easy to find during the Halloween season at Michaels, JoAnns, Walmart or really any retailer that has Halloween baking supplies. If it’s off season that has you craving these gory truffles, you can usually find them on Amazon.
Let’s jump into the recipe!
Any questions? Please let me know!