It seems that chocolate truffles do not fall in the category of cake decorating.  I thought this recipe will teach you how to make truffles than you can use to place on top of chocolate cakes.  I have some nice ideas for decorating cakes with truffles, but no pictures to show you.  I will try to make one soon so I can share with you.  Meanwhile, you can decorate your truffles to match any holiday- check pictures.

  • 1/2 pound (8 oz.) of bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 pound (8 oz.) of semisweet chocolate (to lighten the bittersweet chocolate)
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee (*optional* to bring the chocolate flavor out)
  • 1/8 cup brandy
  • 2 tablespoons of good vanilla extract
  • Dutch processed cocoa powder (about half a cup) to roll truffles in
  • Click HERE for full Chocolate Truffle Recipe