Posted by: NoCtrlZ | 2011/01/30

Cake Crumb Truffles

These truffles are a deliciously simple way to use up spare cake crumbs (for example, the off-cuts of other, shaped cakes). They also make great gifts.

Note: Makes around 20 truffles. The imperial units will be more accurate here, but I’ve also translated them to metric.


  • 2.5oz (70g) Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz (115g) Cake Crumbs (e.g. madeira)
  • 1oz (30g) Cocoa Powder
  • 2oz (55g) Caster Sugar
  • 2oz (55g) Ground almonds
  • Extra Cocoa and Icing Sugar for covering


  1. In a pan, melt the butter over a gentle heat. In a bowl, mix together the cake crumbs, cocoa, sugar and almonds.
  2. Once the butter has melted, pour it into the bowl and mix together to make a paste. Roll into truffle-sized balls.
  3. Put some extra cocoa in a plastic bag and toss the truffles in it until completely coated. Do the same with icing sugar. (Or you could just use a plate and coat them this way).

Tip: These make great little gifts. Just place them into a sweets case and you’re done!


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