Triple Chocolate Chip Cake Ball Truffles - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

in photography •  last year 

Happy weekend! Who needs some serious amounts of chocolate after this week?

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So I remember when I was younger how much we used to make fun of everyone in the retail business and how they couldn't seem to wait 5 minutes after one holiday before clearing the shelves of that merchandise and filling it with the paraphernalia for the next one.

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It was especially funny to us when the holiday happened to be one that doesn't come with much celebrating for the general population or we didn't know anything about the reason for it. St. Patrick's Day, for example, was always hilarious because we didn't know anyone of anyone who celebrated it for any reason. Ugh, and I can't tell you how much it bugged me to keep getting pinched because I'd forgotten to wear green. Show of hands, did anyone else resort to flashing their underwear to avoid it? Guilty. I just love my brother @rigaronib 's series of holiday art as it pretty well describes the level of laughability for most so-called holidays.

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When we lived in Latin culture for a few years, I couldn't help being super interested in the different holidays and the importance placed on each one. I think the biggest thing I noticed is that their holidays were hugely based on religious events rather than made-up dates for marketers to exploit and they were mostly named after different Saints. On the other hand, Chile wasn't without it's humorous holidays as well, but the thing about those is that you usually didn't know a day was a holiday until you showed up at a store to buy something and they informed you it was closed for the holiday that had just been declared for the whole week. Oh, that's another thing. Businesses in Chile are not legally allowed to be open during some holidays and even if they are they probably won't be.

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So what's my point here? Well, I'm just finding a lot of irony in the fact that I've now fallen into a line of work where I holidays have become much more relevant and I'm now actually the one shoving themed recipes at you. Well, I'm hoping you'll be excited with this recipe today rather than offended. I mean, it IS chocolate so how can you really go wrong there? But yes, this is a recipe I made with Valentine's Day in mind and it's so fun and easy to make.

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I'm including the recipe for my basic chocolate cake that I made as the base but you can just as easily use a boxed cake mix if that makes things faster and simpler for you. Hey, you can even switch up the flavors of cake mix as well. I'm going to be honest, this recipe is about as basic as it gets and sometimes those are my favorite to share because you guys are always telling me how much you love the simple stuff.

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So hopefully I haven't offended you with my little bit of a holiday rant or anything. Hey, if you've got a yard full of decorations for Martin Luther King's Birthday or you spend all year planning for April Fool's Day, kudos for creativity my friend. Hats off to you. I've now shared recipes for some pretty off the wall themes myself. (Speaking of that, will you guys please remind me not to forget about pi day this year? I always seem to miss it.) Haha, have a great weekend!

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Ingredients

1 recipe for chocolate cake (recipe follows) or one cake mix prepared according to package instructions.
Buttercream:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
vanilla extract
whole milk
250g (about 1 1/2 cups) white chocolate, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
pink sugar, optional

Chocolate Cake:


1 cup granular sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup all purpose flour

Instructions

Cake: (If baking your own. Otherwise simply follow the instructions on boxed mix.)


Preheat oven to 350° F(180° C) and combine butter and sugar in large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Stir in sour cream and beat in egg. Add salt, vanilla, baking soda, cocoa powder and flour and stir until smooth.
Grease and flour a 13x9 inch cake pan and pour batter into pan, smoothing with spatula. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.
Remove to wire rack to cool for about 15 minutes. Carefully tip pans upside down and drop cake on wire rack or large plate.

Buttercream:


In bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, cream butter with 1 cup powdered sugar. Add the vanilla and milk and mix until smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar a little at a time until incorporated. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute until light and fluffy.

Cake Balls:


Crumble up the cake and add the crumbs to the mixing bowl along with the mini chocolate chips and mix until just combined. You should have a thick dough-like mixture.
Use a tablespoon or dough scoop to spoon out balls that are about 1 inch in diameter (any size is fine if you want them bigger). Drop them onto a tray lined with parchment and place in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Once the balls are chilled, melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler and dip each of the truffles into it and place back on the tray. If desired, sprinkle on pink sugar before the chocolate has hardened. Allow them to completely harden. Store in an airtight container at room temp for up to one week or in fridge if keeping them longer.

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ALL CONTENT IS MINE AND ORIGINAL! All of these food photos were taken with my Nikon D5300 and my favorite Lens, the Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G. You can find out more in my INTRO POST.

And, by the way, to all the minnows out there, my intro post did a huge $0.21. The key to success on Steemit is to be consistent and persistent.

Also, a huge shoutout to @rigaronib for designing my logo!

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For more great food ideas, please do not forget to look at my other recent food posts

  1. Dairy Queen Cake Batter Blizzard Copycat
  2. Braised Slow-Cooker Pork Roast + Rainbow Root Veggies
  3. Black Forest Chocolate Chip Morning Buns
  4. TUESDAY TOAST: Bruschetta, Goat Cheese, & Almond Toast
  5. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
  6. Frozen Cookie Dough Banana "Nice Cream"
  7. Ham Rice + Steakhouse Comeback Sauce
  8. Acai Mango Detox Smoothie Bowls
  9. Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Chocolate Cookie Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

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That is mouth watering!

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thanks @yummyrum

delicious food!

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thanks so much for commenting @steemitfriend

These photos are amazing!! And what a creative idea for everyone's favorite, choclate

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thanks so much for all of your support @noboxes

Consistently some of the most amazing photos on all of steem! Another job well done!!

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Thanks so much for all of your support @mamaloves, you are always so sweet

these pics are so totally cool, even if they are in a heart box, super awesome!

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Thanks so much for your recent support @freerunner

I Love Cake Ball Truffels!!!!!!! ha ha ha. Never heard of such a thing until now....but I still know, I Love Cake Ball Truffels!!!!! They are super Gringalicious! By the way I got up my first travel pro hotel cooking post up Seems like it went over really well! Thank you as always for the support and I hope things are going well for you and your entire family ;) -Dan

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so glad you got a cooking post up, you'll do well with those.

All is well except the one item I mentioned, but things are improving. Thanks for the well wishes and your continued support

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Good to hear from. Certainly hope and believe things will improve in that regard. Things are smoothing out for me in time management on steemit. Got autopost lined up for the next 48 hours. Great service, steem auto. But still, I've got a run! I have a plane to catch in less than two hours to the Galapagos! Have a great day! -Dan

Another yummilicious recipe and ooooohhhh so much goodness in those photos @gringalicious. Thought I'd stop by and have a little treat with you. Sending much love your way.

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Oh how awesome, I visit from the one and only @everlove, I am honored. I know we are all so crazy busy and again, I am touched that you made the time for me, thanks so much!

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I love it when I get a surprise viewing of your posts. You know how much we love and appreciate food at the @gardenofeden, so tapping into your world is such a blessing! Thanks for sharing such quality content - you really do give Steemit foodies some very high class blogs and photography to live up to. Thanks for setting the bar so high @gringalicious!

Wow! looks delicious!

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thanks and nice upvote

Beautiful treats!! Fantastic post my friend!!

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Thanks so much @paradise-found, great to hear from you

chocolate ball i love

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thanks

Wow these chocolate chips looks very delicious and yummy.....

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment @maryahoc

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I want chocolate 🍫 And I want your support if you want 😁

Because if you upvote me I can buy chocolate next week

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thanks so much for commenting @askmee. I gave the recipe, give it a go and then you'll have your chocolate

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Huh yes thanks i'm just kidding
Thank you again

My mouth started leaking after seeing these photos.
Gj.

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I liiike chokolaat ♥♡♥♡

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Who doesnt lol

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don't we all, thanks so much soufianeluka

Yummy...My mouth started leaking after seeing your post😋 ..Amazing 😍

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leaking, that's not good

This is what I'm mentally doing to your post as I read:

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Yes I've noticed when traveling that certain holidays are based solely on cultural traditions, or religious events. Here in the states, holidays, can sometimes become super capitalistic in nature . Going to try the cake recipe out... wish me luck!

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I am a skinny dude so I can eat like Lucille Ball and not get fat :)

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thanks so much for the great gif and great commenting

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My pleasure... please let me know when you are about to post again... want to be the first to show you support... trying to follow only the best authors...
😎👍

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Kkkk bem assim.

Amazing I like it

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

that's it, now I am going to have to go polish off a half a package of Andes mints!

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I hope that worked out well @funbobby51?

Hey @gringalicious 4th of july around the corner.

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I'll start working on that. Thanks @gamainvegas

when I was a kid I really like to eat chocolate friend, I like my friends post, please visit my blog friend, thank you.

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wow, that was ruff

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Yum! I have a total sweet tooth right now! Thanks for sharing!

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment @daltongang

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i just one ONE more....

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thanks for taking the time to comment @locreai

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You're welcome. I followed you.

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Such beautiful pictures! I love chocolate, makes me want to grab one of those chocolate balls out of the pic! 😄
Ur posts are dangerously delicious!!! Lum' em!

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I am thrilled you liked it @cooknbake, thanks so much for commenting

OMG I love it chocolate. this is a wonderful recipe

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thanks so much @denissemata, I really appreciate you commenting

Yummy Chocolate Chip Cake Ball Truffles. Looking so beautiful. Excellent food photography. Thanks

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Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting @pariza

Wow, those look like some delicious truffles! I wish that I could have to cooking skills necessary to make delicious desserts, but I might eat too much if I could! Anyways, great quality photos, and thanks for the recipe, I'll try it out sometime!

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Dam it started mouth watering already!

I think I'm gonna have the chocolates this weekend for sure. Excellent work with recipe and also liked the way yo have taken all those photos.

Yummy!!!!!

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thanks so much for the commenting @bitcoinersorg

I can't help but think does government regulate chocolate? Oh you bet!

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thanks

Desperately want me to eat his ...

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i want to eat :""((

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I understand how you feel

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haha :"(

Well I real wasn't in a need for a chocolate fix until you posted this! Thanks a lot! 😜

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glad I could help

It’s look delicious 😍 Thank you gor sharing your recipe. I will try to do this at home ❤️

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I hope you do give it a try @gustin. Send me some pics if you do

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I want taste it!I offen share any Chinese food in my blog.

These look fabulous! I am a chocoholic and I bet I can't resist them if they are right in front of me

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thanks so much for commenting

Wonderful pictures, waaaaaao that rich all the Chocolate the doom of many ...

regards

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

Yummy yummy it so delicious 😋

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment @futurelifee

looks so good!

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very easy recipe and chocolate looking gorgeous.

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thanks so much @noshi

Excellent photography, very nice food, amazing post, thanks for sharing

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so glad you liked it, thanks so much for commenting

beautiful photo you have it made the chocolates looks more deliouse

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thanks so much for commenting @jikey

This made me want chocolate nut balls. I know they aren't what you made, but they're also chocolate and round...

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fantastic, thanks for telling me @geekpowered

These look delicious. I think they would make a great valentines day treat!

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that's what I was hoping for, I am so glad you think so @yasminep and thanks so much for the continued support

O man that looks sooooooo good.

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thanks so much @braxton101

Holy salty chocolate balls, Batman!

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that's funny, thanks so much @nebcat, I appreciate you taking the time to comment

I love chocolate...! 😍

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thanks for telling me, I would not have guessed that

this looks exciting and delicious wow must be awesome and yummy :D

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so glad you liked it, thanks so much for commenting @blazing

This is so beautiful

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thanks

Well that bue chocolate looks delicious greetings thank you for the contribution to the community good post

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my post

@gringalicious
Looks like my niece will be back on the bake. So far so good, managed to bake some great stuff using your recipes :-) I would do it myself but have no baking skills.

Yum!

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back on the bake, I like that. I'd love to see some pics of your creations, or better yet, make your own posts about them

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Haha... will keep you posted.

Ufs Dios mio que rico se ve :3

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thanks

Saturday’s best option!chocolate and coffee!thanks for sharing!

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment 2almarte

I can not think without chocolate

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Look so yummy! I’m hungry now...

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thanks for commenting. Do you think you could have chosen a longer name?

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haha maybe not, I tried my best to make it long enough ;)

What exactly do you have against my diet anyway?

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that's funny @twirble

Ahhhhhnnnn, chocolates!!! I love them but since I need to trim down, I cut down my intake of such.

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got it, thanks for telling me

Very tasty this chocolate cake, I will try. thank you for posting.

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I appreciate it

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O M G
this is really good, chocolate cakes are my favorites
i'm going to try them this weekend

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thanks

This looks very delicious and tasty quite nice post :)

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thanks so much for the continued support @cityslicker

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I like chocolate cake. Great recipe Triple Chocolate Chip Cake Ball Truffles. Nice food photography . Thanks for sharing

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Thanks so much for the great commenting @ritue

can't hold myself to taste [email protected]

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My daughter very love chocolate..
But if i dont have white chocolate, can i use dark chocolate?

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sure, go for it, sounds great

your post are always incredible this looks so yummy :)

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thanks so much for your continued support @starboye

Want to eat that 😭😭😭😭

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I so understand, thanks @gwenbyyy

chocolates are my favorite and this is yummy :)

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment @cutiepie

Choco balls :(
they are my weakness.

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I think a lot of people have that weakness, thanks so much for commenting

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your welcome dear. it always a pleasure to talk to you :) you are so sweet.

yummy!! all looks amazing.

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So yummy!!

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thanks so much for commenting @crissimoes

Hi my darling! Wow! These chocolate truffles looks so good! I made one day like them but me I put inside some cashews and almonds, I like the truffles, especially the progressivechef he can eat all in one day, that’s why when i prepare them i hide some hahaha.

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I am so glad you liked them @creativewoman. Cashews and almonds would be great!!

Wow! These chocolate balls makes me hungry! I'll definitely try this recipe. I'm a chocolate lover :) Have a great weekend! :)

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I hope you had a great weekend @sweetcarol?

Thanks so much for the great commenting!

Im gonna try this soon

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