Chocolate Cake Mix Truffles

An easy two ingredient recipe that can be transformed into endless varieties for your next celebration.

Generally speaking, I’m not big on making desserts. Do I bake? Of course I do. Would I rather make pasta and cocktails? Of course I would. I’m in the process of putting together a dessert board to make use of a beautiful black walnut charcuterie board my boyfriend made, and I needed some fun additions to it. I love truffles, they’re small and portable- but not easy to make. I did not have the desire to spend 4 hours making one part of my dessert board, so we’re taking a short cut. A major short cut. For these chocolate cake mix truffles we’re using (you guessed it) a box of cake mix. And a block of cream cheese.

I would usually turn my snobby nose up at the thought of dumping cake mix and cream cheese into a mixer and calling it a truffle, but I don’t care today. Quite frankly, these are delicious and exactly what my soul needed this week.

*I’m using chocolate cake mix for these (obviously), but use whichever flavor you like. I tried funfetti, and it was repulsive. I recommend sticking with core flavors, like red velvet or vanilla*

The long list of ingredients for chocolate cake mix truffles:

  • 8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 box of regular size cake mix (432g)
  • topping of your choosing, I used sprinkles and cocoa powder for these but you may want to coat them in chocolate- have at it

Making the mixture

Cut up the softened cream cheese into chunks, and toss it into a mixer. Using the paddle attachment, run on speed two until cream cheese is creamy and no longer holds a block shape. Add the cake mix to the bowl and mix until combined. Below is how the mixture will look, it will come together but be a little loose (this was the funfetti flavor-again I do not recommend).

chocolate cake mix truffles

Place the mixture into a container and chill for one hour. Don’t skip steps here- it needs to chill. Longer is fine, but don’t short cut this. We’re already using cake mix for truffles how fast do you need these?!

After an hour, roll into balls. I used a cookie scoop for portioning. This is where I realized the funfetti flavor was less than great. Roll the balls into whichever topping you choose.

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Chill until ready to serve, and enjoy! How pretty are these rainbow truffles?!

chocolate cake mix truffles

Questions? Leave me a comment- and let me know which flavors/variations you’ve tried!

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chocolate cake mix truffles

Chocolate Cake Mix Truffles

Simple and delicious two ingredient cake truffles using boxed cake mix and cream cheese.
Prep Time 15 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 truffles
Calories 190 kcal


  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1 box Cake mix of choice chocolate for this recipe
  • rainbow or chocolate sprinkles
  • cocoa powder


  • Soften cream cheese and cut into small sections. Place into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Using the whisk or paddle attachment (I prefer the paddle attachment) whip the cream cheese until it is creamy and no longer holding shape.
  • Add in the cake mix, and mix until combined. Place the mixture into a covered bowl and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • After an hour, remove the mixture from the refrigerator and shape into balls. I like to use a cookie scoop for this step.
  • Coat the balls in whichever topping you'd like. Cocoa powder is nice here, it adheres to the sticky surface well.
  • Keep chilled until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Keyword dessert, easy, entertaining, family friendly, holiday, kid friendly, snack

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