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.

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.


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.

Only Eats

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?

228 comments on “No-Bake Vanilla Cake Batter Chocolate Truffles”

  1. Oh. My. Yum!!!! These look delicious. Although I’m not a huge fan of truffles – only because they disappear too quickly!! :)

    I have been drooling over all of your caramel recipes lately. I actually made your raw vegan caramels yesterday and I keep having to check to make sure my husband hasn’t eaten them all!

  2. What a fun dessert! I love cake batter, chocolate & truffles. Imagine that ;) They look SO yummy. Will def make them for my next dinner party. For me, a dessert recipe needs to be easy and this one sounds like something I could do!

    It’s been dreary and grey here too :l I was SO EXCITED about our 80 degree weather…. Boo.

    Ps I’m sipping on my new favorite coffee bc of your reccomendation. TJ’s Bay Blend is SO YUMMY. I love the subtle sweetness that it has… I don’t even need to add sweetener. I also tried Sumatra, but my heart stays with the Bay Blend.

  3. So sorry to hear of your fall! Hope you heal quick, I bet you will. (I love that you blog 2x per day btw, you are my go-to blog when I’m chillin. I read it every morning and evening)!

    Best I’ve eaten this weekend is TJ’s sun dried tomato pesto, and played Monopoly w/ my kids and mom.

    I love all things sweet, but have an ongoing sinus mystery (chronic debilitating sinusitis, eeek) and seems that avoiding sugar completely (even fruit) is the only thing that stops it. UGH. Anyone know of a foodie blog that includes tons of no sugar items & creative ways to use stuff like stevia?

  4. These look awesome, Averie. For those who are curious . . .

    Here’s a recipe for vegan sweetened, condensed milk. It looks easy and fast:

    I’m sure you could sub any non-dairy milk for the soy. I’m partial to coconut milk or almond milk myself.

  5. you are so amazing!! Those balls look soooo good and I’m definitely making them ASAP. Your oreo balls went over so well with my friends that they are still talking about them after I made them in January… And I’ve made them twice since then, too!
    I can’t wait to make these for my friends as well.

    As for a recipe I’d like to see you make… how about a vegan tiramisu!? I looooove tiramisu :) I make a “cheaters” version that involves twinkies, coffee ice cream, and kahlua…but I want something a little “healthier” haha

  6. Gah, I wish I was in the States! My sister’s birthday is coming up and she’d LOVE these.

    Best think I ate all weekend was a slice of Peanut Butter Cup Cake from my favorite vegan restaurant in London, Inspiral Lounge. NOM. Second best thing was some Indian curried salmon I made

    Oooh, potential new Averie projects. Can I be super selfish for a minute? I have a lot of coconut flakes on hand that I want to get rid of. Normally I’d just make your snowballs…but I’m out of cocoa powder and don’t fancy buying any more. And non-choccie ideas that feature coconut?

  7. OMG!
    These look amazing!
    I wish I liked truffles…
    Hahaha ;)

  8. Love the new dishes & linens!

  9. How can you go wrong with these? LOVE the recipe. LOVE.

  10. Haha…nothing is too rich for me either :-) These look great!!

  11. These look amazing! I immediately thought to ask if full fat coconut milk could replace the condensed milk, but it seems like it can :) I really want to make them!

  12. This looks amazing – I can’t wait to try this one! I loved your Oreo truffle recipe too! :)

  13. Averie these look so good, I wish I could make them! I was on vacation for the past week and totally missed reading your blogs every day! Im excited to catch up :)

  14. Best thing I did this weekend: Pack up some free supplies for the paintball field. Woo-hoo!

    Amazingly, I’m not a big fan of truffles or cake batter.

    Glad you are feeling better.

  15. omg, yum, I wonder how these would be with brownie mix?

  16. Those look ridiculously good. Like, scary, good. I am gluten/dairy sensitive, so sadly I will not be able to enjoy them…though I could probably figure out a modification…
    I love your blog – I was subscribed to it when I had my blog on blogger, but then I moved over to wordpress and lost touch for awhile!

  17. Ouch! I missed your post on your fall. I can’t believe that woman with the alcohol.. I think I would have been totally phased too.
    Best thing I did this weekend: I pushed myself to get to the gym for my Saturday SBR (swim, bike, run) even though I had a billion things to catch up on – client files, emails, blog pictures, recipes, and posts… I dropped it all and gave myself 3 hours at the gym. I’m so happy I did it.
    I read this post in bed this morning and my eyes widened… brilliant! I love cake batter!
    Hmmm… next dessert you should do… something with vegan ice cream… and cookies? oh oh crushed up cookies with ice cream “icing”!

  18. oh gawd, those sound so good! Even though I don’t have any taste buds at the moment, I’d still eat a dozen of those. :lol:

  19. oh man! Those truffles look sooo amazing!!!

  20. I love your food porn! They looks so vibrant I can almost taste them

  21. I love truffles, but I’m definitely more of a cookie dough fan than a cake batter fan. I think your next dessert should be something with carrots to ring in Spring! Maybe some form of carrot cake bites? Hmmm…

  22. -salutes- I will inform you of the outcome.

  23. That looks like a little ball of heaven! Too bad I’m allergic to dairy, I wouldn’t know what to replace the condensed milk with. But I can sure drool over your pictures, lol.

  24. Those truffles look to die! YUM! Can’t wait to try those :) May do Funfetti cake mix and white choc chips! (Not the cleanest combo but maybe after my June wedding I’ll indulge a little bit more!)

    PS – I’m totally on your same page … nothing is too rich for me! The richer, the better :)

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