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Happy Monday friends!! You are in for one seriously sweet and delicious treat today!! I'm so excited to have Pamela from Sequins & Sea Breezes guest posting for me! 

Hello B Loved Boston readers! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Pamela and I blog over at Sequins & Sea Breezes. B and I have been blog friends since we both basically started blogging and we've been lucky enough to carry our friendship over into real life so of course I jumped at the opportunity to do a guest post while she is on her amazing vacation overseas. I mainly blog about life and style but today I decided to try something a little different. I LOVE trying out new recipes I find on Pinterest or in random cookbooks I've collected throughout the years but I  seldom share these recipes with my readers.  Don't get me wrong, it's not because they aren't worth sharing. However, most of the time when I make something I don't even think about taking pictures of it for the blog because I usually devour whatever it is minutes within making it. When I decided to make these strawberries and champagne truffles I knew I had to refrain from scarfing them down long enough to take some pictures and share them somewhere in the blogging universe.


These are the perfect easy dessert for Valentine's Day, birthdays, bachelorette parties, bridal showers, or pretty much any day that ends in "y". It also gives you an excuse to pop open a bottle of bubbly (as if you really NEED an excuse) or a way to use any extra champagne you have leftover (don't worry, I laughed while writing that too... leftover champagne? Ha!) from a celebration.




These are actually really simple to make despite the prep time (don't worry, most of it is just sitting around waiting for the truffles to harden enough to dip) the rest is pretty much a piece of cake! Ha, like what I did there? They taste amazing and the gold dust makes them look super fancy, no one would ever guess you made these at home and didn't pick them up from some fancy bakery! Even if they don't turn out "pretty" they still taste amazing and you'll have to restrain yourself from eating them all in one sitting.


STRAWBERRIES & CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups champagne
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 (16 oz.) container cream cheese cake frosting
  • 24 oz. bright white vanilla melting wafers
  • ½ tsp Wilton gold pearl dust
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl beat cake mix, champagne, oil, and egg at medium speed until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake according to package directions until toothpick comes clean. Cool in pan about 30 mins.
  5. Crumble the cake into a large bowl with your hands. Add the frosting to the cake crumbles and mix with until evenly combined.
  6. Line a baking tray with wax paper. Form small round balls. Place the balls on the prepared wax paper lined baking sheet. When balls are complete, place the baking tray in the fridge overnight or in the freezer for 1 -2 hours.
  7. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave on 20-30 second intervals, stirring between each, until smooth.
  8. Remove the balls from the freezer. Drop balls one at a time into the melted chocolate, be sure to remove any extra melted chocolate from the truffles before transferring back to the wax lined baking sheet. Let them harden completely.
  9. Paint on the gold dust however you would like to decorate. You can even drizzle some extra white chocolate on top. Just have fun with it!

50 comments

  1. These look super tasty! I've come over to you from "While I'm Waiting", lovely to meet you :)

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  2. Those look so delicious! Perfect little treat!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  3. Yummy, these look delish. Although, leftover champagne did make me giggle :)!

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  4. Those like AMAZING!! I will definitely be making these! Great post, Pamela! (I got a good chuckle from the idea of leftover Champs!!) Make today work, Rachel -CubicleCouture

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  5. Nothing is better than cake, strawberries, and champagne! You know I never need an excuse to pop open a bottle of bubbly <3
    Green Fashionista

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  6. pamela you KNOW i am obsessed with these! i just pinned them to my board so i don't forget :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. These would be so perfect for girls night!! They look delicious!

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  8. These sound amazing!!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  9. These look beyond delicious!! Love it! xo
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  10. Oh I love Pamela. I am a huge fan of truffles, so I would love these. They look yummy and delicious, too.

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  11. Wow how beautiful and delicious do these look! Thanks for sharing Pam!

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  12. Oh these look so good! I love anything with champagne in it. lol.

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  13. These look amazing and I'll definitely be trying them!! I never really take pictures of my recipes either, especially if it's my first time trying it, because I can't concentrate on too many things at once haha.

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  14. These look amazing! I've never tried anything like it before but I love white chocolate and cream cheese frosting.

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  15. I'll be day dreaming of these my whole pregnancy 😬😬😍

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  16. Oh my gosh!! Those look like they are straight out of a cookbook. Perfection.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  17. Oh my word, these look so yummy!! I'll be honest, my mouth watered a little. LOL!
    Thanks for sharing, Pamela!
    xo, Lily
    beautywithlily.com

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  18. I need to make these right now!!! So yummy! They look to die for! Ugh just got so hungry! Happy Monday!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandabonde.blogspot.com

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  19. Yum yum yum! I always make oreo balls and cake balls so I love this twist! I'm totally making these for a party :)

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  20. Wow, these look so incredibly delicious and fancy, too! I love that they're red velvet, my favorite cake :) Thanks so much for sharing, I'll have to try them out and hopefully they'll look as good as these pics, haha! I hope both you and Biana (have fun on your vaykay) have a wonderful start to the week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  21. These look so good - almost too good to eat! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I really wish a few would fall from the sky into my lap right now! Love your blog. =0)

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  23. Those sound absolutely amazing! I've made truffles before, but I've never been able to make them as pretty as yours Pamela!

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  24. These look so good! Perfect little treats - so cute too! :)

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  25. YUM!! Perfect for a wedding or baby shower... or even just a girls night!

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  26. These look and sound beyond amazing! I am definitely going to need to make these!

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  27. Oh my, these look so delicious! They would be perfect for a shower!

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  28. Omg that looks so yummy! Who doesn't love champagne? If it is easy enough even I cold do it. Can't wait to try!

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  29. I have a habit of taking a bite before I can ever get in a pic!

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  30. These look soooo good! Your champagne comments were cracking me up! haha :)

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  31. Delicious. Where can I buy? Pretty hard to do it. I can manage left over champagne but...

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  32. Oh my goodness these look and sound amazing!!! Going to have to save this for sure!

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  33. Oh. My. These look and sound AMAZING! I want to eat them until my pants don't fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  34. Wow looks so good she did a great job. xx

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  35. These are gorgeous and look delicious!!! Love your cake stand too!!

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  36. Oh MY! This might be the fanciest dessert ever, and they sound amazing!

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  37. what?! these look AMAZING and sound delicious and they really do look somewhat easy. pinning this!

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  38. Truly, it sounds like a treat! I am so glad to know this great recipe. I am going to get married soon and really want to go to couple of food tasting events at local event venues in Florida. I have heard a lot about these events but never took part. I think now it’s the right time to do it.

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  39. These look absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try them! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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