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My lazy Milk Bar’s birthday truffles

And… we’re back for part two of my Milk Bar baking project! (Peep my post about how I made Milk Bar’s birthday layer cake here!) After making my beloved cake, I had leftover cake and cake crumbs I didn’t want to go to waste, so I decided to make Milk Bar’s birthday truffles.

Yes, yes, yes they’re not white chocolate like they’re supposed to be. But, but, but I didn’t want to run to the store to pick up white chocolate chips and had brown chocolate chips on hand.


Regardless of what chocolate you use, these cake truffles are super duper easy to make! I took the cake scraps from the birthday cake, broke up the larger pieces, and added milk to hydrate the cake and act as a binder. Be sure you add enough milk though or else you’ll end up like me: creating an extra milk-basting step (and mess all over your counter) to make sure your cake balls aren’t falling apart.

Then I made the birthday sand by running the leftover cake crumbs in the food processor until they looked like sand and melted the controversial brown chocolate in the microwave.


All that’s left to do at this point is dip them in the chocolate and roll them around in the sand. Place them back in the sheet pan and let them chill in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.

They tasted great, but let me advise you to use white chocolate because it makes the truffles look a million times better. I’ve baked the box mix before using white chocolate, and it looks infinitely better. That said, I don’t mind how these turned out. I brought them to work and told my skeptical co-workers that despite them looking like dukies, they tasted pretty good. And they all agreed…that it looked like dukies, so make it with white chocolate and don’t be lazy like me! Or do be lazy and buy the cake mix at your local Target! 🙂

Let me know if you end up making these for yourselves, and we can bond over how delicious they are!


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