No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles

If you like:

cake batter


no-bake recipes

5-ingredient recipes

…Then this one’s for you. 

And if you don’t like those things, you’re reading the wrong blog.


The Process:

Stir all ingredients together except for chocolate chips.  This is what my dough looked like, and then I put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Remove Dough from freezer & Roll into balls

I recommend rolling these balls much smaller than you think they should be because once you dip them in chocolate, they almost double in size.  The end result should be a truffle and bite-sized.  You don’t necessarily want to be biting into a golf ball sized truffle.  So start with small balls.

Dip balls into melted chocolate and allow to set up in freezer.

Try not to eat them all at once.

They satisfy the craving for cake batter and chocolate, all in one.

No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles

Nothing is “too rich” for me.

These are not too rich but they are definitely rich.  Sugar and fat has that effect, and boy, it’s wonderful.

Impress your friends with these.  No wait, just impress yourself by making them.

You’ll be happy you did.

Print Recipe

No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles

These easy-to-make, no-bake truffles with just 5 ingredients have a vanilla cake batter filling and are coated in rich semi-sweet chocolate. They're always a hit at any party or event. They'll keep for months in the fridge or freezer and can be made well in advance. Try other kinds of cake mix flavors to change up the filling. I like yellow butter cake or strawberry.

Yield: 20 to 30 truffles

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: about 90 minutes, to allow for cooling & set-up


1 cup vanilla cake mix

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp agave, optional and you can just use all sweetened condensed milk if you don't have agave

1 1/2 to 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, and stir to combine.

This mixture should be quite solid and not runny, but not so dry that you can't mold it into balls.  If you find that your mixture is a little too runny, add a touch more cake mix.  If it's a little too dry, add more sweetened condensed milk/agave.  I ended up using about 1 1/4 cups cake mix to get the perfect consistency.

After you've made the dough, refrigerate or freeze for 15 minutes and then remove and roll into balls.

After the balls have been made, refrigerate or freeze for 15 minutes minutes or until well-chilled, ensuring the melted chocolate will adhere and set up properly.

Melt the chocolate chips, and dip the chilled cake batter balls into melted chocolate.  Using parchment paper is a tip I'd recommend when working with melted chocolate.  Place truffles in freezer or fridge to set up. Truffles will keep airtight in the refrigerator or freezer for many months.

Use GF cake mix to make this recipe Gluten Free.

For those avoiding traditional sweetened condensed milk, use homemade nut/seed milk such as cashew or hemp that you make very thick and sweeten with agave.  Full fat coconut milk, sweetened with agave, may also work  There are also recipes for vegan sweetened condensed milk floating around.  Make sure that the "milk" you use is thick enough so the cake batter sticks/holds together and is sweet enough to replicate traditional sweetened condensed milk.

The truffles are a similar concept to Chocolate Covered Oreo Balls, and you won’t be sorry to make those, either.


What’s your favorite kind of truffle?


  1. Avery, you are brilliant as you are beautiful! I haven’t commented in a long time, mainly due to being so busy with clients and school, but this recipe is ‘calendar’ worthy! I thought about you the other day as I was having a “low” moment after talking to my mom (never a great idea), and I remembered your attitude, and the kind words you sent to me. It definitely helped me get through the rest of the day with a brighter outlook! Thank you! I hope that everything is going well with you, and your daughter is GORGEOUS and so happy and healthy looking! A true testament to you as a mother and as an exceptional lady!

  2. These look amazing as ever! Averie, your pics are kicking a@*!!!!!!!!!!!! Your photography skills of these, make me want to lick the screen!! lol! U are rocking it!!!

    What extra lens did you get again, I forget! My birthday is coming up, I might ask for one!

    Love you!!!

    Thanks for your comment on my pic, you are the sweetest! We are both hotties : )

  3. OH YUM averie! those look perfect for a party or just eating by yourself any day of the week! i LOVE cake batter flavored treats….best thing I ate this weekend would have to be my moms roasted turkey on friday night! yum it was so juicy and tender!

  4. How DO you come up with this stuff?! Wow. I can’t wait to make these. And such a simple recipe too.

    Yes, I love cake batter and didn’t know it until I had cake batter ice cream at Stonecold Creamery one day. I think they might even be good with a tiny pinch of fleur de sel. (or just some kosher salt? )

  5. i, too, would love to know how this idea popped into your head, averie! awesome!
    can you believe i have never eaten cake batter raw??! true! think my mom brainwashed me against it when i was little!….
    i’m going GF for the month of april – dabbled before now – so i’ll be looking to your recipes for inspiration! GF = feel great!

  6. These look so fancy!

    Just read your fall post — so sorry to hear about it! I trip over sidewalk bumps/tree roots while running all the time, although I sort of always manage to roll, so it is never quite as bad as what your bruises/cuts look like. Man oh man, runners seem coordinated, but we never are!

  7. -These cake batter balls are genius, beautiful, and I want one right now! ;-)
    -Best thing I ate this week was store-made vegan “chick’n” nuggets with ketchup. Best thing I did was hangout with my boyfriend and find out some good news that I’m going to post next time.
    -I love truffles and cake batter!!! Both are sooo yummy :) I even named my hamster truffles lol
    -Dessert ideas include ‘healthy and vegan vanilla cake with frosting’ or ‘vegan and raw butterfingers’- just a few of the ideas that came to my mind when I saw ‘Dessert Ideas.’
    Have a good night!

  8. Averie, with each post your photography keeps getting better. I am so proud of you girl! Love all those props & color too :)
    The cakes balls, to die for! xo

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  10. OMG Averie!!!! How do you come up with these things!!!!???? Those truffles look SO insanely good – I can’t believe it!

  11. OMFG. That is all.

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  13. I made cake pops around Christmas and let me tell you – I feel your pain (according to your most recent post)… It took HOURS! So, I definitely can appreciate these :) Wonderful!

  14. oh my GOODNESS I am making this!




  15. I’m making these right now – unbelievable. You’re a genius.
    I made them using confetti cake mix (it’s what I had) and low-fat coconut milk with some agave…they taste amaze! Light coconut milk works! Woohoo!

  16. I’m catching up on my blog reading, but I couldn’t pass this post by. Oh my, these look seriously amazing! And 5 ingredients?! It doesn’t get any better than that. Beautiful pics, too. :-)

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  20. Oh my! And the possibilities are endless w/ flavors!!! MMM! Great idea!

  21. um, yum! I think I would add some sprinkles. :)

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  23. You’re killing me with these truffles, Averie!!!!

  24. Found this one on foodgawker under popular ! :D These look SO TASTY.

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  32. The vanilla no bake truffles were the messiest waste of time. I will not be making these again – I don’t care how good they taste. To be such a simple recipe, they took forever because of the mess. Had trouble dipping them. Ended up using my fingers in the hot melted chocolate. I hate messy recipes!

  33. The cake turned out great! The chocolate chips not so much… Somehow they got to hot to fast. I have NEVER been able to use chocolate chips as dipping sauce.

    • Probably, yes, you should have used semi sweet…but chocolate chips contain stabilizers where PREVENT them from melting easily, some brands more so than others. Which is why when you bake a choc chip cookie with them, you aren’t left with a puddle of chocolate. You could use baking chocolate, made for melting, or play around with how to melt choc chips in the micro or stove. Can be done…just experiment.

  34. I did use milk chocolate chips. Should I have used semi sweet?

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  39. I’m going to make these for Valentine’s Day using strawberry cake mix and white chocolate. I’m also going to make strawberry cake mix cookies with chocolate chips – I’m hoping that they will taste something like chocolate covered strawberries – my favorite! I love your recipes!

  40. I have fallen in love with your blog. Thanks for this recipe (And the many others!) My hubby’s birthday is coming up and I am going to try to make these to go along with some cupcakes – no such thing as too much dessert!!! ;)

  41. Hi Leslie! I just bought the stuff for these at the store, and plan on making them tomorrow as a surprise for my mum after work!
    They look delish and i cannot wait to try.

    Thanks for posting this!
    NOTHING is too rich for me either hehe

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  46. Wow, these look absolutely AMAZING! I can’t wait to get home so I can try them myself :)

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  48. Idk whether to love or hate you for this recipe haha they’re so easy to make and their sooo good I wanna try like every cake flavor

  49. All that sweat on the chocolate from inappropriate storage or cooling is extremely unappetizing. =/

    • I keep my chocolate in the refrigerator and when it’s hot out in the summer and I don’t have a/c, and I am taking pictures with lights, it’s only a matter of moments before condensation appears. So sorry you were inconvenienced – and if you have suggestions for how to photograph chocolate when it’s over about 75 degrees, I am all ears. I always want to learn!

  50. Would love some of these tonight as a bedtime snack!

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