These Carrot Cake Truffles make a wonderful gift alternative to chocolate eggs at Easter time. Your key ingredients are carrots, walnuts, cream cheese frosting, and white chocolate. Wrap them up in a pretty gift box and present them to someone you love to make their Easter extra special.
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Carrot Cake Truffles
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Easter will soon be here, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what Easter gifts you want to give your friends and family.
I love to give people edible gifts, because who doesn’t enjoy receiving delicious treats?
Not only are the homemade truffles tasty, but they’re also really easy to make. Let me show you how it’s done.
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been linked to Amazon or other stores if available online.
It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.
- Fresh Produce – Carrots, Eggs
- All-Purpose Flour – also known as Plain Flour
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda – also known as Bicarbonate of Soda
- Ground Cinnamon
- Cream Cheese Frosting – you will need about 2-3 tablespoons, use the remaining frosting in other recipes, like our Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Ghirardelli White Chocolate Wafers – in the UK I highly recommend Callebaut White Chocolate Callets
- Candy Making Dipping Tools Set – you can just use a fork to dip the truffles, but if you plan on making lots of candy in the future, I recommend investing in the tool set, it’s pretty inexpensive
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog. I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. Please note, you can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never mix imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Truffle Recipes
If you want to make even more truffles, you will love these recipes:
- Japanese Chocolate Truffles
- Homemade Bailey’s Chocolate Truffles
- Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles – A Delicious Homemade Gift!
More Easter Recipes
Looking for more Easter treats to make? Check these recipes out next:
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Bunny Cupcakes
- Make These Easy Easter Thumbprint Cookies with Mini Eggs!
- Adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes!
- Easter Rice Krispies Squares
How Do I Make Carrot Cake Truffles?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
For the Carrot Cake
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup canola or vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (plain)
- ½ tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup grated carrots
- ½ cup chopped walnuts, plus more for topping
For Making the Truffles
- 2-3 Tbsp cream cheese frosting*
- 1 (16-oz/450g) bag of white chocolate melting wafers
- reheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Spray a 9x9" baking dish with nonstick baking spray and set it aside.
- Using an electric hand or standing mixer, beat together the sugar, oil, and eggs until well combined.
- Sift or whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into another bowl, then gradually beat into the wet ingredients until combined.
- Fold in the grated carrots and half-cup of chopped walnuts.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- When the cake has cooled, crumble it into fine crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
- To form the truffles, mix the cream cheese frosting, a spoonful at a time until a dough forms.
- Use a small ice cream scoop to scoop out some of the cake mixture and roll into 1½" balls. Place onto prepared cookie sheet. Continue until all cake dough has been used
- Place into the fridge for 1 hour to harden.
- Melt the chocolate wafers according to the package instructions (or use a double boiler).
- Remove the carrot cake balls from the fridge.
- Dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate using a fork. Lightly tap to get rid of excess chocolate.
- Place the covered truffle onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with some finely chopped walnuts.
- Place the truffles in the fridge to set for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
*You can buy ready-made containers/tubs of cream cheese frosting, and use the remaining frosting in other recipes.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Special Dinner!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
Here are additional recipes to create a menu for a special meal or dinner party:
- Appetizer: This Classic Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze is Perfect for Sharing!
- Soup: Loaded Cauliflower Leek Soup Recipe – Can Be Served Hot or Chilled!
- Salad: Roasted Artichoke and White Bean Salad with Swiss Chard
- Main Dish: A Recipe For Seared Strip Steak with Sautéed Mushrooms
- Side Dish: Greek-Style Lemon Potatoes
- Beverage: Refreshing Blackberry Iced Tea
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy – please feel free to check them out too.