This weekend, I spent it at Disney trying all types of sweets from the mini donuts at Joffrey’s to the classic Mickey chocolate dipped ice cream bar. And what’s a trip to Disney without visiting Disney Blue Springs? For those that can’t make it to the parks, I highly recommend making a stop at Disney Blue Springs Candy Caldron. It is the perfect spot to satisfy any nostalgia you may have from the parks with the added sugar.
Seeing that it was Father’s Day, I treated my dad to a Mickey brownie truffle. Let’s just say we should have gotten more because it was amazing!
I took this photo right outside of the Candy Caldron before my dad took a whole chunk of Mickey’s right ear!
So in honor of my dad’s love for chocolate, I have made my own version of Mickey and Minnie cake truffles for Father’s Day! Though it’s a little messy, the recipe is very easy and can be tailored to whatever flavor you want. Enjoy!
- Chocolate melting wafers- dark, semi-sweet or milk chocolate
- Bright white candy melts
- One 1-in 8×8 chocolate cake (or whatever flavor you want to use)*
- Half a cup of chocolate buttercream (vanilla if you are making vanilla cake truffles)
- Heart shaped sprinkles (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, crumble your cake into fine crumbs. You can do this by hand or use a food processor.
- Take your buttercream and mix the cake crumbs with the buttercream until you get a thick, fudgy paste-like consistency. It should be moist enough for you to shape into truffles.
- Using your hands, take about one and a half tablespoons of the cake mixture and roll into a ball.
- Place your cake truffles in a baking sheet (or cutting board) lined with parchment paper (or silicone matt) into the fridge for about 5 minutes to chill. Meanwhile, take some of your wafers and cut them in half.
- Melt a few wafers in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Using the melted chocolate, glue the wafers you cut in half to the sides of the cake truffles so they make the Mickey ears.
- Place them back in the fridge for about 15 minutes to chill.
- After the 15 minutes, take the rest of your chocolate wafers and melt them in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Let the chocolate cool slightly before using.
- Test the melted chocolate on your wrist. It should feel slight warm. That’s when you will be able to dip the cake truffles without melting the ears.
- Dip the truffles into the melted chocolate, coating completely before placing them back into the baking sheet to cool. You’ll see the chilled cake truffles will quickly harden the chocolate.
- Coat all of your cake truffles and place them back into the fridge for five minutes.
- Melt the white wafers and place in a Ziploc bag. Take your truffles out of the fridge and cut a tip of the Ziploc bag.
- Using a zig-zag motion, go back and forth across the truffle until you’ve created a sort of stripes.
- Now you have Mickey cake truffles! If you have heart-shaped sprinkles at hand, using tweezers, you can place two hearts on one ear to make a bow. At this stage, you can have fun with your truffles!
*I pre-baked my chocolate cake and let it chill in the fridge overnight. If you want a good, fudge-filling chocolate cake recipe, I recommend Chocolate, Chocolate, & More’s Ding Dong Cake recipe. It’s one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes!
Easy and delicious Mickey and Minnie Cake truffles at your disposal! Enjoy!