Red Velvet Truffles
This is the perfect Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Truffles recipe. If you’re looking for a small, easy Valentine dessert after a decadent meal, these truffles are a simple, fresh and sweet treat!
Is it just me or are things just as rough in life as they were in 2020? Hanging in there but MAN does it feel like everything keeps going wrong and every day is some sort of bad news! It has been a WEEK. How are you all holding up? At least we have Valentine’s Day desserts like these Red Velvet Truffles to look forward to in our future!
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, Mr. Wishes and I don’t take it all too seriously. Maybe I’ll remember to get him a card, but we don’t really do gifts for the holiday. We go out to a nice dinner or cook together. BUT we are all about the Valentine’s Day desserts. I also still call it ValenTIMES day to drive Mr. Wishes crazy but that’s another story for another day. He secretly likes it.
So it should come as no surprise that we also usually avoid restaurants on the actual holiday, We just figure that we can go out to eat (and get better service and not a stupid pre-fixed menu) any other day of the year. So we will normally go out the weekend before or the weekend after.
Ever since having a kid, I’ve become full on Valentine’s Day (or any holiday) obsessed. I don’t know what it is! It’s not just the day – it’s the little season before each holiday that is so exciting to celebrate with my girl.
I’ve made truffle recipes every which way and have been dyyyying to make a Valentine’s day version for years. No one can resist Holiday Oreo Truffles or Red Velvet Truffles, am I right? Says the person who grew up not like anything chocolate. I now can say I’m a lover of red velvet desserts.
These are also super fun to make with kids, much like my The same goes for Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles! They are so vibrant, pretty, and festive.
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup (200 g) sugar
- ⅔ cup (160 g) buttermilk
- ½ cup (120 g) vegetable or canola oil
- 2 tbsp (30 g) plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup + ⅔ cup (210 g) flour
- ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt
- ½ tbsp (7.5 g) baking soda
- 1 tbsp + ½ tbsp (10 g) cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp gel red food coloring (more or less depending on how red you want it)
- 1 + ⅔ cup (200 g) cream cheese
- 1 cup (180 g) semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- In a large mixing bowl mix the egg, sugar, yogurt, buttermilk, and vegetable/canola oil and vanilla extract.
- Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
- Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and mix.
- Add the food coloring, small amounts at a time to get desired shad of red.
- Transfer the mixture into a 13x9 (or similar size) cake pan and bake for 20 minutes.
- Before removing the truffles from the oven, test with a toothpick or a knife. If it comes out clean, they are done.
- Let cool for 15 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave.
- After the cakes cooled, crumble the cake, and add the cream cheese into it and mix it.
- Form them into balls and dip in the melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles of choice.
- Cool them in the fridge.