Wednesday, February 8, 2012

We Found our Sugar Mama!

We're so excited to introduce you guys to a new friend of ours...our new Sugar Mama, Ashley! She's a blogger-baker extraordinaire!! Take it away, Ashley...

Hi there! I'm Ashley from Sugar Mama Bakeshop.
I've recently been getting to know Jayme & Mendi and I'm honored that they would share their space with me.
I mean, how great is their blog!? Obviously you already know, that's why you're here :)
Anyway, I'm so excited to be sharing a recipe with you all and I've been agonizing over the perfect one... but I think I've got it! It's pretty, sweet & keeps well so it's always ready for your Late Night Cravings ;)

I made these the other day because I wanted an elegant Valentine treat but they will totally work year round.
They're also really versatile because you can choose your cake & frosting flavors, mix ins, and sprinkles or icing.
So they can be different every time!
I'm also going to add a stick next time and make them a cake pop.

Everything at Sugar Mama Bakeshop is gluten free & vegan so this is a recipe almost everyone can enjoy!
They're also a perfect party treat but I learned a lesson this weekend:
If you bring hot pink truffles to a Super Bowl party, you'll probably get made fun of.
You'll also probably leave with an empty plate, so... ;)

{Almond Joy} Cake Truffles

-your fave chocolate cake-baked & cooled according to instructions
(you can buy a gluten free/ vegan mix right here)
-1-1 1/2 cups vanilla frosting
(there's a mix for that too)
-about 1 cup of whole raw almonds cut into halves
-1/2 cup shredded coconut
-2-2 1/2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips
-2 tsp Spectrum organic shortening

-crumble cake into fine crumbs (easiest way is to use your hands... don't be afraid to get messy!)
-add frosting, almonds & coconut and mix together (the amount of frosting really is a personal preference depending on how you like the texture. As long as they're sticky enough to roll together you're good to go!)
-using a cookie scoop (or tablespoon) scoop mixture onto parchment lined cookie sheet and shape with your hands to make them nice and round.
-freeze for at least half an hour.
-when truffles are nice and chilled they're ready to dip into chocolate! I found that a toothpick inserted into each one was the best way to coat them evenly and finish with a smooth coating.
-Melt together chocolate and shortening and dip away (I would recommend doing this in 2 or 3 batches so the chocolate stays warm and smooth!)
-If you're decorating with sprinkles makes sure you add them before the chocolate cools, if you're using frosting on top (like I did) you'll add that after the chocolate hardens.
-Put the truffles back in the freezer for 30 minutes- 1 hour.
-They keep perfectly in a sealed container in the freezer!
{ps: if you're interested in trying these with vanilla cake, check out my favorite recipe right here.}


  1. Looks and sounds absolutely scrumptious. I'm going to try these. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. I love it !
    Beijos Vanessa.

  3. These look so great! I've been looking for a sweet treat to bring to the office on Valentine's Day and I'm thinking these could be it! Thank you for sharing!
    -Kate from

  4. Oooh, looks delicious! A great blog to share with my gluten-free friends : )


  5. These sound amazing! I might just have to try this recipe out!

  6. OMG my mom and my sister are bakers and they make these as well, can't wait to show off and make my OWN! lol

  7. Oh wow! Definitely trying these for Valentine's Day!

  8. These look absolutely delectable! Thanks for sharing Ashley!

  9. what a great blog!! Love it!
    following you now - hope you can check out my blog too!

  10. Yummy! I think I shall have to try my hand at baking these!!

  11. Ah, these look to die for! I am not sure if I can make them as my college kitchen is very tiny, but when I go back home I will definitely have to try these out! By the way, thank you so much for your lovely comment, I am now following!


    you guys got me drooling
    over my keyboard!!!!

    this looks delicious ..
    today i am making oreo
    cake pops .. i hope they
    turn out BOMBBBBBBBBBB

    ill blog about it ;)

    melina ♥

  13. mmmmh, so delicious!

    xx, Sabinna and David

  14. Yum! Thanks for the fabulous recipe inspiration!

  15. Wow! These look Amazing! So pretty too. I Love pretty food.

  16. I follow her blog too! Thanks for the recipe, i'm going to have to try these!

  17. I wish I wasn't crap at baking... These look amazing.

  18. these look wonderful. thanks for the recipe post~


  19. Oooh drool.. :> Lovely ! ^^

    Thanks for the comment girls,
    have a great (& delicious;) day!

    - Indie by Heart

  20. Amazing! These look delicious!!

  21. goodness these look amazing. and almond joy not a traditional flavor but definitely a great one!!

  22. WOW, they look so yummy!
    Nice post and blog =) Hope you will visit mine and maybe let me know your opinion!

  23. If I hadn't just done a 6 hour cupcake decorating and macaroon making class I would have been all over these...having said that they looks delectable! Can I have some?!

  24. OMG! That looks soooooooooooo goooooood!

  25. Wow. Wow. WOW!!!
    Those sound and LOOK so scrumptious. She sounds like a sweetie, too!!!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

  26. These look delicious! That's cool you took your pink treats to the Super Bowl party :)

    Jayme & Mendi - love the new blog layout! we are way behind in blog reading/commenting so we totally missed this one :)

    Heather & Kayla

  27. Love it all.

  28. These look so wonderful! I'll have to check out Ashley's blog as well!

  29. perfect gift for V day!

  30. Not only do these look good, but they're so pretty! What a cute treat!

  31. Beautiful blog you have there! Thank you for following! You now made me crave cake truffles, the only problem is it's 1 am here, and I can't exactly bake in bed (yet). but will definitely have to try these soon! happy weekend! xxx Tania

  32. nice pics!!! i love it,so much...

    hope you could visit my blog too...


  33. Making me hungry, they look delish!

  34. These sound and look absolutely AMAZING!!! Yum. Yum!

  35. oh yes - I vote for year round =) These look/sound awesome!!! <3


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