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Dr OetkerThis recipe for Starry Cake Pop Truffles comes from Dr Oetker -

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Starry Cake Pop TrufflesIngredients for Starry Cake Pop Truffles

250g (9 oz) plain sponge cake, into crumbs
5ml (1 tsp) Dr Oetker Almond Extract
50g (2 oz) glacé cherries, finely chopped
50g (2 oz) no-need-to-soak dried apricots, finely chopped
5ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon
200g (7 oz) Dr Oetker Continental White Chocolate, melted
100g (3½ oz) unsalted butter, melted
200g (7 oz) Dr Oetker Continental Plain Chocolate, melted

To decorate:
150g (5 oz) Dr Oetker White Ready to Roll Icing
Dr Oetker Gold and Silver Shimmer Spray
24 cocktail skewers or thin decorative sticks

How to make Starry Cake Pop Truffles

  • Divide the cake crumbs between 2 bowls and mix the almond extract and glace cherries in to 1 bowl, and the apricots and cinnamon into another.

  • Bind the cherry mixture together with 50g (2 oz) melted white chocolate and half the melted butter.
  • Bind the apricot crumbs together with the remaining butter and 50g (2 oz) melted plain chocolate.
  • Bring both mixtures together with a wooden spoon and mix until smooth.
  • Roll each mixture into 12 equal sized ballsand place on a plate lined with baking parchment. Chill until firm.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the decoration. Roll out the white icing to a thickness of 5mm (¼ inch).
  • Using a 4.5cm (1¾ inch) wide star cutter, stamp out 24 stars, rerolling as necessary.
  • Carefully spray the stars according to the directions on the cans, and set aside to dry.
  • To finish, remelt the remaining white and plain chocolates as necessary.
  • Dip the cherry cake balls in white chocolate to cover completely, and dip the apricot balls in plain chocolate.
  • Put back on the lined plate. Chill until set.
  • To serve, carefully skewer a silver or gold star and press gently into a chocolate covered ball. Keep in a cool place until ready to serve.

Makes 24

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