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ForRent.com is excited to partner up once again, with Courtney from Pizzazzerie to bring you this delicious truffle cake just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Hi, everyone! I’m so thrilled to be swinging back by ForRent.com for some sweet Valentine’s Day ideas! First up is a recipe for a delicious, decadent truffle cake that you can decorate however you like for your loved ones (or party guests!).

Making these truffle cakes is super easy. You’re just a few steps away from a total decadent truffle cake.

STEP 1: On a book-signing trip to Denver, I picked up this fabulous semi-dome pan from Sur La Table. Here is a link to purchase it on Amazon. However, don’t fret if you’d rather not buy the pan. My swap-out is baking very tall cupcakes and cutting off the “rounded dome” part to create a similar look!

STEP 2: Fill pan with your chocolate cake batter. Now, you can go to town here because you could stir in chocolate chips or place candy bars, cake balls, or other goodies down into the batter! Pick your favorite chocolate cake recipe or use this easy, jazzed-up recipe.

1 box chocolate cake mix (dark chocolate fudge is best)
1 cup sour cream
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup water
4 eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (stirred in at end, optional)

Beat together all ingredients for 2-3 minutes. Fill your dome pan with one large ice cream scoop of batter.

STEP 3: Bake at 350⁰F for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool and gently remove from pan.

STEP 4: Take 2 domes (that look the same size) and “glue” together with chocolate frosting.

STEP 5: Make your chocolate “glaze” for the truffle cakes.

½ cup butter
1/3 cup evaporated condensed milk
1-1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt butter, evaporated milk and sugar on the stovetop in a sauce pan, stirring constantly until a rolling boil. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips. Spoon over truffle cakes until covered. Do this over a wire rack.

STEP 6: Decorate! This is my favorite part. Make your cakes look just like truffles by dusting with cocoa powder, drizzling with nuts, or you could also try adding a chocolate drizzle in white or pink!

STEP 7: Dig in and enjoy!

 

 

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Growing up in the South, she attended Vanderbilt University earning both a bachelors in Communications + masters in Organizational Leadership. Her expertise has been seen in HGTV.com, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, AOL’s DIY Life, Get Married Magazine, and MarthaStewart.com. She works with brands such as Tostitos, Pier 1, Orville Redenbacher, Sterling Wines, Sierra Mist, and Lindt to connect consumers with their products in an entertaining setting. She writes for Disney,The Huffington PostSHE KNOWSHostess With the Mostess, and Tablespoon.

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Hey, everybody! My name's Jason, and I'm the Social Media Coordinator for ForRent.com. I am a part of an awesome social media team that keeps this blog running in addition to all the other social media outlets! When I'm not posting for ForRent.com, I like to play music with friends, cook, and travel as much as possible.

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