Bowl of chocolate covered truffles with text "Penuche Truffles"

Penuche Truffles

Here's my favorite from scratch chocolate cake recipe if you don't have a cake mix or prefer not to use them.


  • 1 box chocolate cake and ingredients to make it
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup Imperial brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups Imperial powdered sugar more or less
  • 1-2 cup dark chocolate melts


  1. Prepare the cake according to the recipe and let cool.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add brown sugar and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let cool about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in milk and vanilla. Beat in the powdered sugar until desired consistency. Thin with additional milk, a teaspoon at a time, if needed.
  4. Crumble cake into frosting and mix until combined. Roll by tablespoonfuls into balls and freeze for about 10 minutes.
  5. Melt dark chocolate coating according to package directions. Coat balls in chocolate and chill until firm.