Red Velvet and Cognac Truffles









This is easily gonna be one of the best things you have ever eaten, bar none. I took a buttery red velvet cake, mixed it with some creamy cream cheese frosting and cognac and dipped in rich melted chocolate. Why? Because everyone deserves a little luxury.Unlike other cake, fruit and candy balls, these ones remain moist till the very last one. Every component here is made from scratch. You will be amazed about how easy it is to make these delights. They are also the perfect gift for a loved one. Let’s make some truffles.

Cake with Truffles

Cake with Truffles










(1) Red Velvet Cake

Recipe can be found here. Half of the recipe will give about 30 truffles.

(2) Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe can be found here. You will need about a quarter of the recipe.

For Assembling:

(1) 1 Tablespoon Cognac

(2) 226 Grams of  Chocolate (8 Ounces) (You can use either dark or white chocolate or a mixture of both)

(3) Sprinkles, Colored Sugars, Sugar Pearls, et cetera.

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(1) Make red velvet cake and let it chill in the fridge before using.









(2) Make creamcheese frosting










(1) Place parchment paper on a baking tray.

(2) When cake has cooled down completely, crumble cake with your hands.








(3) Add 1/2 cup of your cream cheese frosting and cognac to cake crumbs and mix well till incorporated. You can add more cream cheese frosting if the mixture is not coming together.








(4) Divide mixture into small portions and roll into balls with hands. You can use an ice cream scoop or a kitchen scale to make sure the balls are equally proportioned. I used a kitchen scale and each ball weighed 20 grams. It might be easier to divide all the mixture before rolling into balls.








(5) Place rolled balls in fridge to solidify. This should take about 2 hours. Can be left this way in fridge overnight.

(6) After 2 hours, temper your chocolate by melting over a pot of boiling water. Stir till evenly melted. See how to melt chocolate here.

(7) Using a fork, dip the rolled balls into melted chocolate. Shake fork to ensure the excess chocolate drips off. Place chocolate dipped balls on prepared baking tray.








(8) You can sprinkle with edible cake decorations or drizzle with chocolate of different colors. This is your chance to get creative.

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(9) Return truffles to fridge so that chocolate can solidify. They are ready to be eaten. You can place them in fancy boxes if you intend to give them out as a gift. Truffles should remain in fridge due to the use of cream cheese frosting.

Box of Truffles cake








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Terry Adido is passionate about showing people how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality meals in the comfort of their kitchens. With a style of cooking he refers to as Afro-European Fusion, his meals are influenced greatly by French and Italian Cuisine with a West African twist. If you love good food, you are in for the ride of your life.

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24 comments on “Red Velvet and Cognac Truffles
  1. Cynthia Paul says:

    That easy huh? Definetly trying it out,one problem tho the cheese

  2. Ijeoma says:

    Mister Adido, you make it seem so easy. I will only ogle at this one though, I am an unrepentant chocoholic and I know I will definitely get high on my supply.

  3. Yolanda says:

    Terry this is another creativity, and the first most visible truffles here looks like something from Batman. Can I ever get to make that? My hubby will love me silly, if I do this for him.

  4. adebola says:

    I have been looking for a way to do something nice with my leftover cakes from carving a cake,I hate to trow them away, now u nailed it.God bless u terry,u just made my day. Straight to work room to try this out. Thanks once again.

  5. Okocha Angela says:

    nice work Terry, pls can COGNAC(THE BRANDY USED IN THIS RECIPE) be substituted for other brands of brandy in case one is unable to get this particular one. Thanks, will be waiting in anticipation. well done once again.

  6. Okocha Angela says:

    Really, thanks alot.If for instances am to leave it out completely, what liquid do i use for the bonding? asking too many questions right?

    • Terry Adido says:

      The Creamcheese frosting is what binds the cake crumbs together and not the cognac. So you might need to use a little extra frosting until you get to the consistency you want.

  7. Okocha Angela says:

    thanks, alot

  8. Funky says:

    Wow….you make baking look so easy, weldone and God bless you for sharing your knowledge

  9. Adeyinka says:

    i always thot it was very difficult so i kept skipping the post until tonight… that said, its not compulsory to stick to red velvet cake strictly right?? and the cognac, any alternative???

    • Terry Adido says:

      Hi Yinka. Truffles can be made with any cake recipe of your choice. You can substitute the cognac with any alcohol of your choice. Alcohol can also be completely left out of the recipe.

  10. inem says:

    😢I dont have access to cream cheese here.any substitute?

  11. Seyi says:

    Am impressed and educated!God bless u

  12. G says:

    I love the deisgn of the truffles, how excatly do you make the swirls on top of some of the ones on the photo? Thanks

  13. Amaka says:

    Honestly Tosin, if i was some kind of marketing guru, I would get much more traffic on your page. I sef keep wanting to print out all my favorite recipes now, for fear that you will one day come to your senses and require paid access! Kai! welldone! (ps. I must be responsible for half of the hits this week alone “grin”)

  14. Joy says:

    Hi Terry. Thank you so much for this recipe. For so long I have been searching for a great and easy Truffles recipe. I just found one. You are gradually becoming my hero Terry. Please do you have recipes for Cake pops, and cake balls? God bless you real good. #hugs

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