These bite-sized s'mores cake ball truffles are the ultimate sweet and delicious treats. Made with a rich devils food cake base that's dipped in dark chocolate and then rolled in crushed graham crackers, these truffles are irresistibly delicious. Easy to make too! Just follow these step-by-step instructions.
Things You'll Need
- Devil's food chocolate cake (your favorite recipe or pre-purchased box mix), (1)
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, plus 1/4 cup more for decoration
- 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 8.8 ounces / 250 grams cream cheese, cubed and at room temperature
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract
- 2 cups large campfire marshmallows
- 1/2 tablespoon Kahlua (optional)
- 25 ounces / 720 grams dark chocolate
Makes 35 to 37 cake balls.
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Step 1: Create the Cake Mixture.
Bake the cake following the specific recipe you are using and let it cool completely.
Step 2: Crumble the Cake
Once the cake has cooled, using a fork or your hands, crumble the cake into rough chunks in a large bowl to break it down.
Step 3: Add the Graham Cracker Crumbs
Mix in 1/2 cup of the graham cracker crumbs and set the mixture aside.
Step 4: Make the Marshmallow Cream
In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine the butter and cream cheese until well combined. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract then set aside.
Step 5: Broil the Marshmallows.
Turn on your oven's grill or broiler. Place the marshmallows in an even layer on a lined baking tray, and then place it under the heat. Broil the marshmallows until they are warm and gooey.
Step 6: Add the Marshmallows to the Cream Cheese Mixture
Using a spatula, immediately scrape the hot marshmallows into the cream cheese bowl and stir well to combine.
Step 7: Add the Wet Ingredients to the Dry Ingredients
Gently stir the cream cheese mixture into the cake mixture and stir to combine until you can form a dough that holds it's shape. Add the Kahlua, if using, during this step as you combine the ingredients.
Step 8: Roll the Balls
Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls and then place them on a baking parchment lined sheet.
Step 9: Melt the Chocolate
Melt the dark chocolate in a large and deep heat-proof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Once melted, remove from the heat.
Step 10: Dip the Balls Into the Chocolate
Place a cake ball into the melted chocolate and use a spoon or wooden skewer to rotate it around to cover completely. Tap off the excess and return to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining cake balls.
Step 11: Garnish
Whilst the chocolate is still warm and smooth, sprinkle with the remaining graham cracker crumbs and a bit of flaky sea salt. Let them chill in the refrigerator of freezer until set.
Step 12: Serve
Once fully chilled, your s'mores cake balls are ready to be served.
Alternatively, you can also serve them on skewers as "s'mores cake pops"!
S'more's cake balls can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.