Chocolate Christmas Pudding Truffles




These truffles are very simple to make and are a great way to use up any left over Christmas cake. The mashed up Christmas cake base of these truffles gives them a close textured fudge-like consistency, (just like cake-pops) and when covered in chocolate the Christmas cake tastes delicious.

We used Whittaker’s 50% dark cocoa chocolate because dark chocolate has a high percentage of cocoa solids, making it better for melting.

The Christmas cake we used to make these truffles was leftover from an ambitious cake-making project – our ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas cake’. Creating the shape of the reindeer’s body, neck, and nose, required cutting and chamfering off lots of pieces of cake – at least the offcuts were put to good use to make these delicious Christmas Pudding Truffles. Take a look at the gorgeous Rudolph Christmas Cake in my blog post here:


TIP: for flavour variations you could add Cointreau orange liqueur, brandy, orange zest, lemon zest, or vanilla flavouring.

TIP: the truffles keep well in the freezer, just take them out of the freezer half an hour before eating.





Makes 14 truffle balls


400g Christmas cake

150g dark chocolate

50g white chocolate

1-2 red and green glace cherries, cut into small pieces


  1. Place the Christmas cake in a food processor and mix until the mixture is in rough crumbs, or break the cake up and mash with a fork.


  1. Roll the mixture into balls.


  1. Boil a small amount of water in a saucepan, and place a heat-proof bowl over the water, so the bowl is not touching the water level. Place dark chocolate in the bowl to melt (alternatively place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on low for 1 minute, repeating, until chocolate is melted).


  1. Dip a truffle into the melted chocolate and turn to coat. Place truffle on baking paper on a tray.


  1. When all the truffles are covered in chocolate, place tray in fridge for 10 minutes or until truffles are set.


  1. Microwave the white chocolate for 1 minute, and repeat until chocolate is melted.


  1. Spoon the white chocolate onto the top of the truffles to resemble custard on a Christmas pudding. Press a piece of chopped up green or red cherry onto the top of the white chocolate.


  1. Return truffles to fridge to set.


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