How to Make Cake Truffles {With Cake Mix}

Quick and easy birthday cake truffles recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with funfetti cake mix. Loaded with rainbow sprinkles, buttercream frosting and coated in white chocolate.

This bite sized, no bake dessert is ready in less than an hour and very popular at birthday parties. They are so rich and fudgy, just like these Red Velvet Truffles and these White Chocolate Truffles.

Easy Cake Truffles With Cake Mix in Yellow Plate and White Background

How to make easy cake truffles recipe with cake mix?

  1. Make mixture- By combining cake mix, powdered sugar, buttercream, milk, sprinkles.
  2. Chill- In fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Make balls- Keep them evenly sized.
  4. Dip in chocolate- And place them on a tray, lined with wax paper.
  5. Toss some sprinkles on top- This is optional.
  6. Let chocolate set- At room temperature.

To make them from scratch, use leftover funfetti cake crumbs.

What is the difference between Cake balls and Cake truffles and chocolate truffles and Cake Pops?

Cake balls and truffles are the same thing. They can be made with cake mix or leftover cake crumbs. Chocolate truffles, on the other hand, are made with chocolate and heavy cream or condensed milk. Cake pops are simply cake balls on a stick (usually a lollipop stick). Check out this post on How to Make Cake Pops and Cake Balls.

How to heat treat raw flour or cake mix?

  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and spread out the flour or cake mix.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 5-7 minutes or until an inserted thermometer in the flour shows a reading of 160 degrees F. It should not change color!
  3. Remove from oven and let it cool completely.
  4. Sift it to remove any clumps.
  5. Use in your no bake dessert recipe.

Please understand that if you choose to do this, it’s at your own risk. Neither have I nor anyone I know who ate these truffles got sick.

Homemade Birthday Truffles on a Stack in Yellow Plate- Overhead Shot

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Variations for birthday cake truffles (or funfetti truffles)

Add extracts- Such as vanilla, almond, caramel, cinnamon, peppermint for a flavor twist.

Add zests- Such as lemon, lime or orange for a subtle citrus flavor.

Christmas truffles- Use gingerbread or spice mix.

Chocolate truffles- Use chocolate mix and stir in mini chocolate chips or roughly chopped Oreos.

Vanilla truffles- Use yellow mix and add some vanilla extract.

Eggless truffles- This recipe has NO eggs.

Other add-ins- Instead of sprinkles, you can mix in roughly chopped nuts, candy bars, Oreo or even shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips, m&m candies.

Use colored chocolate for dipping- Candy melts are a great option for this.

Add a filling- Roll the mixture around a Hershey’s Kiss or mini Reese or Rolos. It’s fun surprise when you bite into the truffle.

Turn these into cake pops- By dipping a lollipop stick in melted chocolate and then, sticking it into the middle of a cake ball. Let it set and then dip the whole thing in melted chocolate.

Try other frosting flavors- Such as Marshmallow Frosting or Cooked Flour Buttercream (Ermine Frosting) or Cream Cheese Frosting.

Instead of frosting- Use same quantity of cream cheese for a subtle tanginess.

Color the dough- With food coloring.

Closeup Shot of Cake Batter Truffles or Funfetti Truffles With Partial Bite

Tips and Techniques for cake batter truffles

Heat treat the cake mix and flour– To kill off all the germs and bacterias.

What is the best chocolate to use for truffles? Wilton’s candy melts are great if you want to use colored chocolate. It also sets very quickly. Otherwise, use Nestle chocolate chips, Ghiradelli chocolate chips, Baker’s chocolate or chocolate almond bark. Use a chocolate whose flavor you like the most.

Chill mixture- Because it makes the mixture firm which consequently makes it easier to form small balls without any stickiness.

Don’t use nonpareils sprinkles- Because they end up dyeing the mixture and the mixture becomes oddly colored.

How to fix crumbly mixture- Mix in some milk (a little at a time), until it is easy to roll into balls.

For even sized balls- Use a small ice cream scoop.

Valentine’s Day Truffles

This is another idea that you can try for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day. Use a vanilla cake mix and color it pink or use leftover Pink Velvet Cake crumbs. Mix in vanilla frosting or you can use Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. Make balls and roll them in which chocolate and then coat them in shredded white chocolate or shredded coconut.

Stack of Pink Valentine's Day Truffles


Refrigerate- In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze- Non-chocolate covered cake balls/ truffles can be stored in a sealed container for up to 1 month. When you are ready to enjoy them, remove from freezer and dip each truffle in melted chocolate and dig in.

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Birthday Cake Truffles (With Cake Mix)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Quick and easy birthday cake truffles recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with funfetti cake mix. Loaded with rainbow sprinkles, buttercream frosting and coated in white chocolate.
Yield: 30 Truffles


  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix, Heat treated
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour, Heat treated
  • 1 cup Buttercream frosting
  • 1-3 tbsp Milk, As needed and only use if necessary
  • 1/2 cup Rainbow sprinkles, Avoid nonpareils sprinkles that would dye the dough, Use rainbow jimmies or quins
  • 2 cups White chocolate chips, Melted, For dipping


  • In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, powdered sugar, buttercream, milk (if necessary) and mix until combined.
  • If the dough is too crumbly, mix in more milk.
  • Add sprinkles and mix with a spatula until evenly distributed.
  • Chill in fridge for 20-30 minutes to make dough firmer and easy to handle.
  • Scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll into small balls.
  • Dip each ball in a bowl of melted chocolate.
  • Place them on a tray, lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Toss some sprinkles on top (optional).
  • Allow the chocolate to set for 15-20 minutes at room temperature. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 173kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 144mg, Potassium: 86mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 5IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 173
Author: Abeer Rizvi

16 comments on “How to Make Cake Truffles {With Cake Mix}”

  1. Yummy! I have been wanting to make some truffles! Thanks for sharing5 stars

  2. Seriously, these little cake balls look heavenly! I will have to try and make them for my kids before school starts again. 5 stars

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