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Halloween Gluten Free Cake Truffles

When days grow short and nights get cold, and autumn trees grow red and gold...once a year on this dark cold night, we'll shake and shiver 'til morning light." (Author Unknown) Let's make some easy and simple Halloween truffles made with under five ingredients and ready to eat in about thirty minutes! (GF, egg free, nut free)
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Cake Pop Molds


  • 1 box cake mix any kind (see notes below)
  • 2 whole eggs (can substitute egg replacer)
  • ¼ cup oil, melted butter or melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup milk (can substitute dairy free)
  • 1 bag melting chocolates
  • sprinkles, food decorations for truffles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cake pop molds with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, stir together the cake mix, eggs, oil and milk until smooth. Spoon mixture into the bottom cake pop molds. Place the top cake pop mold on top and seal.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees or until cake lightly springs back when pressed with a finger. Remove from oven and allow to cool for several minutes in the cake pop mold before removing the cake from mold. For faster cooling time and for ease of dipping, once cake is removed you can place cake in the freezer for several minutes.
  • once cake pops have cooled, melt the chocolate according to package directions. With a fork inserted into the cake pop, dip the cake into the chocolate, covering completely. Allow excess to drip off, then place cake pops to set on a sheet of wax paper. Decorate with sprinkles.
  • Serve when chocolate has set.




Baking Supplies Needed:

  • Cake Pop Mold: We use this cake pop mold. But we've also made everything from pancake bites to donuts. (View related recipes below).
  • Melting Chocolate: We used black melting chocolate to make these extra eerie looking!
  • Halloween Candy: Grab some sprinkles and other spooky decor to decorate your truffles!

Baking Ingredients Needed:

  • Cake Mix: Pick your favorite boxed mix for ease. This allows you to pick what you need for your dietary needs. (Gluten free chocolate cake mix pictured)
  • Melting Chocolate: (See baking supplies above)
  • Sprinkles

Melting Chocolate Tips and Tricks

Because this recipe is using a cake pop mold, the cake will be a little harder to dip into the melted chocolate. Here are some tips we've found to making these cake truffles super easy!
DIPPING CHOCOLATE: Once you've cooked the cake in the cake molds, remove them once they've had a few minutes out of the oven. Then freeze the cake and dip them in the chocolate while cold. 
INSTRUMENTS FOR DIPPING: Use a fork to dip your cake into the chocolate. 
THINNING CHOCOLATE: Since these cake pops are a little bit harder to dip into the melting chocolate since you are using a cake pop mold, you can thin the melting chocolate a little bit using the instructions on the back of the melting chocolate package for thinning. 
GETTING MELTING CHOCOLATE TO SET UP QUICKLY: For ease, you can line a cookie or baking sheet with wax paper. As you dip the truffles in melting chocolate, allow the excess to drip off, then place the truffles on a sheet of wax paper. Decorate, then allow truffles to begin to set. For faster setting time, place decorated truffles in the refrigerator or freezer. 
Store truffles in airtight container in the refrigerator for several days.
Keyword gluten free, halloween