Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cake Truffles and Kit Kat Crunchies

Simplicity, wherever it comes, wherever it goes, just brings smiles. A characteristic hardly found in this charismatic, dramatic world of ostentation, it is perhaps the most important trait required in constituting a captivating personality. The ones who wear the right attitude of simplicity perhaps are the most enchanting, and the ones who are intoxicated with vanity and pomposity rarely appreciate that. Whether your attire or your speech, whether your intentions or your reach, whether you study or you teach, you still need this everywhere. And when I talk of 'Cooking', of course it has to be there to bewitch the toughest recipes. One out of such simplicity-bound recipes is here to awaken your taste-buds and make you dive into the chocolaty river: Cake Truffles. When I came across this recipe at Sugar n Spice of Harini, I was charmed to try it soon. I have made a few variations here and there, and also tried new crunchy chocolates to emerge with different pops and burst, and here are the end results. :)

CAKE TRUFFLES AND KIT KAT CRUNCHIES

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 minute

Ingredients:
1. Leftover Cake/ Pastries: 6 slices
2. Butter: 1 tbs (room temperature)
3. Dairy Milk or any other chocolate: 1 big bar
4. Kit Kat: 2 packs

Method:

CAKE TRUFFLES:
  1. Take 3 leftover cake/pastry slices (without cream/frosting) and crumble them to make a coarse mixture.
  2. Now add 1 tbs butter to it and mix with your hands so as to form a dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts and form firm round balls.
  4. Refrigerate these balls for 30 minutes. ( I skipped this step, still they were done!)
  5. Now melt the chocolate in a bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds to 1 minute (see that it just melts and doesn't burn).
  6. Dip the balls in this molten chocolate one by one and carefully transfer them to a butter paper.
  7. Let it stand for 15-20 minutes outside to set or refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  8. When done and set, plate them and serve.

KIT KAT CRUNCHIES:
  1. Since I did not have enough Dairy Milk and Milky Bar, so I planned to use Kit Kat.
  2. Melt Kit Kat in a microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute. 
  3. Break the wafers to small pieces using a spoon (do this when the chocolate is hot).
  4. When it's done, let it cool for a minute.
  5. Now add the cake crumbles from the remaining 3 slices to it and mix well.
  6. Form a dough and then shape balls just like how you did for the truffles.
  7. You need not coat them with any chocolate now, as they already have the crunchy, wafery chocolate in them. 
  8. Embellish with leftover molten chocolate by making pearls or so.
  9. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and serve. 
 SUGGESTIONS:
  1. Butter can be replaced by fresh cream/whipping cream as well.
  2. If you have the cake frosting/cream, then you can use it instead of butter. Just crumble the whole pastry with the cream frosting (do not use too much cream here; just that much which is required to bind the balls) and prepare the dough.
  3. You can also decorate the balls and crunchies with coned chocolate (i.e. molten chocolate filled in a cone).
  4. If the cake mixture is not binding up and falling apart, add in a little more butter/cream and reform.
  5. While coating with chocolates, use a spoon or fork to ease out the process. 
  6. If the balls are breaking while coating, they need to be refrigerated and set first, and then coated.
  7. Instead of microwaving, you can also melt the chocolates by double-boiling.

The crunchies take off to:
Tea Time Treats  by Karen and Kate, Sweet Heat at Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops,
Vardhini’s Sweet Luv, Kalyani’s Served with love, Sumee’s Bon Vivant,  
Dish For Loved Ones by Srav's,  Holi Hai at My Cook Book,  
Midweek Fiesta at Food Corner, Love n Chocolate Fest by Vimitha,

28 comments:

  1. These is really a wonderful treat. Looks so inviting & I can't seem to resist! HEAVENLY!

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  2. looks delicious and yum balls

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  3. wow ....wonderful Anjali....superb....luvd the use of kitkat.....

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  4. I'm gonna try this out tommorow itself I have some left over Cake :P
    Thank U for linking it @ Holi Hai...:)

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  5. I am totally loving it... Looks so delicious... thanks for linking dear

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  6. I like your idea. Wonderful truffles

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  7. good one .. best way to use the leftover cakes :)

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  8. Such yummy truffles and so easy to prepare, awesome..

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  9. Looks so inviting and cute. Thx for linking to the event.

    Vardhini
    Event: Sweet Luv
    Event: Strawberries

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  10. Yummy looking cake pops. Looks super cute and tempting.

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  11. So unique and interesting truffles !! looks YUM !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  12. Lovely idea of adding the crunchy wafers. Nice ones Anjali.

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  13. lovely recipes, they look so tempting and yummy dear...

    Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

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  14. Hi...these are perfect for my kids :) will surely make them...!!!

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  15. Ah! Im drooling...can't even begin to imagine what this heavenly combination of cake and choc would taste like! Gr8 recipe :)

    Chef Al dente: ongoing event Gimme GREEN!

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  16. i lovd ur writeup on simplicity...so true....gorgeous truffles....great way to finish off leftover cakes....!

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  17. Wow, what a great idea! These sound great, fabulous. Dear, don't forget to answer the tag :)

    Tropical Cake Balls; Tagged & Award

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  18. Simply amazing!!! so simple and rich!

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  19. yummy!.......i do this pretty often....but i use jam to bind and some rum to add the extra kick(heh heh)...i love your idea of using the kit kat bar..absolutely superb!

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  20. Those are so delicious!

    Thank you so much for participating in Kid’s Delight event. :) I’ve posted the Roundup in 3 parts. You can check your entry at Part 1 , Part 2 OR Part 3
    Love,
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)

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  21. anjali...thanks for your words of appreciation! means so much to me!....and ur doin an awesome job on ur blog! impressive job! lovely recipe....will definitely try it out :)

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  22. Hey Anjali...
    http://bestofmykitchen.blogspot.in/2012/02/cake-truffles.html

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  23. Hai Anjali..lovely truffles, and soo easy..defnitely gonna try..do pop in my space as well when oyu get the time.

    http://www.ieatonline.blogspot.com/

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