Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Recipe - Salted Margarita Truffles

I had every intention of writing this post yesterday, but Disney free dining happened.  Long story short, Disney came out with their free dining promotion dates yesterday, and they didn't have availability for the dining package at our hotel, and I had to completely start over planning everything.

First. World. Problems.  But it took a sweet forever to get everything changed over.  Oh the drama.

So you get a random Tuesday recipe!  I made these last week, and despite a little wardrobe malfunction with them, they are absolutely delicious.  If you're the kind of person that likes a salted rim on your margarita, you'll love these...they combine a little bit of salty and sweet.  And, if you'd like to make these for adults, a little bit of tequila in the inside cake mixture wouldn't be terrible. :)

Here's the recipe!

Recipe for Salted Margarita Truffles || summer dessert || cake balls || lime

Salted Margarita Truffles


1 box Key Lime Cake Mix
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup lime juice
1/3 cup milk
3 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1 jar Orange Icing
1 bag (about 2 cups) White Chocolate Chips
2 limes, juiced and zested
Course Salt


Mix together cake mix, orange juice, lime juice, milk, eggs, and oil well.  Bake according to cake mix package directions and allow to cool completely.

Crumble cake into a large bowl and mix well with orange icing. (For adults, you could definitely add a shot or so of tequila to this mixture.)  Roll into quarter-sized balls and pop in the freezer for about an hour.

Melt white chocolate, lime juice, and zest together in 30-second increments in the microwave. If it seizes up a little bit, you can add a spoonful of butter to smooth it back out.  Stir between each heating and microwave until smooth.

Dip chilled cake balls in the chocolate mixture and put on parchment paper to dry.  After dipping 2-3 balls at a time, sprinkle with coarse salt while chocolate is still melted.

Recipe for Salted Margarita Truffles || summer dessert || cake balls || lime