A recent “Learning Opportunity”…I had picked up some Lindor Truffles one day for me as a small reward for getting through the day. (Admit it, chocolate makes everything better!) My youngest son (10 years old) happened to be with me and wanted to try them. I said “sure”. I just knew that he wouldn’t like them and would quickly spit it out. Sure, I knew I would be wasting a piece of chocolatly heaven as well as the inflated amount of money I paid. But, it was worth it to prove that not all of mommy’s things are meant to be his (hoping to be able to use this as an example in the future). MUCH to my dismay not only did he not spit it out, he ate it and asked for another!!!! So I have now created a 10 year old with an expensive taste for chocolate (and will have to find another example to use in the future!!!)
Right before Valentine’s Day, he asked to use my iPAD to look up something. I asked him what he was looking for so I could help him. He said “a Lindor Truffle Cake”. Let me remind you, this is a 10 year old boy. Those words are just not natural coming out of his mouth. But, I humored him and we started looking. Of course he found several with “made from scratch” ideas. NOT!! I suggested that he try to find one that started with a CAKE MIX. We found some, but none that I was completely sold on. So, as a surprise to him, I made him my version of the cake for Valentine’s Day 2012. He was so happy!
It’s not some complicated recipe. In fact it is just a Yellow Cake Mix, Buttercream Icing, and Lindor Truffles. How easy!
- Mix the cake according to the directions on the box. You will probably need to add water, egg, and oil.
- Melt about 4 or 5 Lindor Truffles of your preference (milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate) in a double boiler (or put a mixing bowl on top of a pot of boiling water and melt the chocolate….my little cheat)
- Then drizzle some of the melted chocolate on top of the cake mix that you have already put in your baking dish(es).
- Take a knife and pull the chocolate through the cake mix. DO NOT STIR! Just pull the knife through as many times as you would like until you get a cool looking design on the top.
- Bake the cake according to the directions on the box.
- Let the cake cook and ice it. Use any extra truffles for decorations.
- Then be sure to tell your loved ones how HARD a recipe this was to make!