Friday, December 2, 2011

"New Orleans ladies..A flair for life, love, and laughter...."

I've been spending the past few days in New Orleans which means I'm a happy girl.
I've done some thrifting, discovering some new areas, and obviously eating.

Speaking of eating, I need to report on these "cake truffles" I made awhile back, which I happen to be really craving right now.

Let me start my saying I'm the worst cook ever.
There are several recipes floating around the internet, but I found this one to be most appropriate for making in a hotel room with minimum...everything. Just try to not eat spoonfuls of the dough..

My method was SLIGHTLY different than the recipe.
-cake mix
-chocolate chips
-1% milk
-condensed sweetened milk
-vanilla extract

I didn't measure anything (blame it on the lack of everything in a hotel). I just mixed my cake mix with the sweetened condensed milk and a few drops of vailla extract until it had a "cookie dough" consistency. I rolled them into balls and put them in the freezer for a bit. If the "dough" is sticky, you can try freezing it or very slightly wet your hands while rolling the balls (thanks, mom).

I also didn't have the ability to use a double boiler (blaming it on the hotel again), so I used a method I learned from working with a chef. I put the chocolate chips with the milk in a bowl. I microwaved the chocolate chips with milk, slowly taking them out and mixing them on occasion. Melting chocolate chips in the microwave with milk ensures you don't burn the chocolate.

The chocolate on the outside never became fully solid-so I'm almost glad I made them in the hotel room and ate them all myself. I'm not sure if this was because the milk was included in the chocolate chips, or because the second ingredient in the chocolate chips I bought was cocoa butter.

 Regardless, these were delicious, easy, and they would be a hit anywhere. I would definitely make them again, but ideally NOT if I'm the only person eating them...


  1. I love New Orleans but its definetly is an easy place to pack on the pounds! hahah! The food in delish!

  2. love NOLA! have a blast. Go to Frenchman St. it has cool jazz bars that aren't too crazy, like Bourbon St. have fun!

  3. I'm already in Baton Rouge but I will definitely check it out next time I'm in NoLa:)