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.

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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?

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

  1. Think you could pipe the batter into a mold, where the wells are already set with chocolate and then put chocolate over top and then put them in the fridge??

  2. Great easy recipe that my friends enjoyed 🙂👍🏻

    Rating: 5
  3. You mentioned that we can use all of the condensed milk to substitute for agave.
    How much would that be?

  4. Hi, Averie! Do you know someone with the name MeredithT on the website Gourmandize, because I found the exact recipe down to the specific instructions…..the only thing that was different was where you used 1 1/4 cups, for example, she used 1.25 cups. Just wanted to say that, and those truffles look delicious!

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  6. Hi, just wanted to ask if its possible to use instant pudding mix instead of cake mix? 

    Love your recipes btw! Keep it up ^^

  7. I made it :3 It tastes like chocolate… then it turns into some sort of bubble gum :D

    I used french vanilla

  8. This sounds easier enough, but does it taste like cookie dough ? I can not stand raw cookie dough….. can someone please answer this, I do not want to waste a box of cake mix and pkg. of chocolate…..

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  13. Hi…do you have to keep in the refrigerator? Want to give as Christmas gifts to my child’s teachers, but can’t refrigerate at school. Thanks =)

  14. can I put Alcohol in these such as rum?

  15. I made these and used dark chocolate chips and it was delicious. The problem I had was after they were dipped I put them in the freezer again. I pulled them out after the chocolate was hard and left them out. The balls expanded and broke all the chocolate, and dried out a little bit. Did anyone else have this problem?

    • I have never heard of that, and no, no one who has written in has ever said that! Wow, that’s quite some thermal expansion! So obviously with the kind of chocolate you used, and your freezer, that won’t work! So just store in the fridge! Thanks for trying them and glad you enjoyed the flavor!

  16. Wonder if you could use different flavors of cake mix? Like chocolate or maybe yellow?

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