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Red Velvet Christmas Truffles (cake pops without the stick)

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Published on Dec 23, 2011

I wasn't going to post this one as it is basically a cake pop without the stick, and I've already shown you how to make cake pops many times, but the spice cake mix and the colour inside of them make them look very "Christmas-y"

These are nice when included in a cookie platter. I gave a box of treats to Max's teacher that included:
Red velvet Christmas Truffles, Nutella Bourbon Chocolate Truffles and some peanut butter balls. I put them in a treat box lined with red tissue paper and sealed the box with a pretty Christmas sticky label.
I will post the other videos as video responses to this one if you are interested.

Tomorrow I will upload a overnight caramel oven baked French toast that you may want to prepare for Christmas morning.

1 box German Chocolate cake mix ( I used a spice cake mix and it was really good with this) It needs to be a light coloured cake otherwise the colour red won't show well.
1 bottle ( 1 oz) 30 ml liquid red food colour
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 cup cream cheese frosting (or any other frosting you want to use)
Candy melting wafers or white chocolate
Sprinkles, red/green sugar for decorations

Prepare cake according to package directions but adding the cocoa and the food colouring and mixing before pouring into cake pan(s).
Bake according to package directions and allow cake to cool completely.

Crumble cake into a large bowl add the icing and stir until mixture is thick and resembles modeling clay.

Form mixture into 1 inch sized balls, being careful not to compact them too much. Just enough to hold their shape.
Chill until they are cool to the touch.
Dip the balls into melted candy melting wafers or white chocolate and place on wax paper lined cookie sheets to set.
Store in the refrigerator

About the cracking issue:
I have made cake pops before where I have frozen or nearly frozen them and they were fine when coated. I don't know why I had cracking on a few of them in this video. All I know is that the room temperature ones didn't crack.
I did some online research about the issue and some people say the problem is compacting them too tight when rolling the balls and then freezing them, they expand when warming up and crack the coating.

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