These Carrot Cake Truffles Make A Wonderful Easter Gift!

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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?





Why not try making some yummy carrot cake truffles? Fill up cello bags with them, or place them into a decorative box tied up with a bow.

Not only are the homemade truffles tasty, but they’re also really easy to make. Let me show you how it’s done.

Make Carrot Cake Truffles for Easter

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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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.

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Carrot Cake Truffles Ingredients

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How Do I Make Carrot Cake Truffles?

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Carrot Cake Truffles Recipe

Carrot Cake Truffles

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

These Carrot Cake Truffles make a wonderful gift alternative to chocolate eggs at Easter time!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. reheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Spray a 9x9" baking dish with nonstick baking spray and set it aside.
  2. Using an electric hand or standing mixer, beat together the sugar, oil, and eggs until well combined.
  3. Sift or whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into another bowl, then gradually beat into the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Fold in the grated carrots and half-cup of chopped walnuts.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Leave the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. When the cake has cooled, crumble it into fine crumbs into a large mixing bowl.
  8. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  9. To form the truffles, mix the cream cheese frosting, a spoonful at a time until a dough forms.
  10. 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
  11. Place into the fridge for 1 hour to harden.
  12. Melt the chocolate wafers according to the package instructions (or use a double boiler).
  13. Remove the carrot cake balls from the fridge.
  14. Dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate using a fork. Lightly tap to get rid of excess chocolate.
  15. Place the covered truffle onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle with some finely chopped walnuts.
  16. Place the truffles in the fridge to set for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

    Carrot Cake Truffles Recipe

Notes

*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

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