Lane Cake Truffles

Lane Cake Truffles

First of all, how was everyone’s weekend? What did you do? Did you enjoy the glorious weather? Perhaps you went to a Cinco de Mayo party?

 

I had one heck of a weekend. I need a weekend for my weekend.

 

Do you ever have one of those weekends where you can’t possibly fit anything else into it even if you tried?

 

My weekend started on Friday night with a trip to the gym followed byย Avengers: Age of Ultron. I’m not a fan of 3-D movies, but I think they’ve definitely improved over the years. The theater was packed; it was a sold out show actually.

 

The next morning, I squeezed in some time to make these treats for you before rushing out the door to work at Starbucks. As soon as I got home from my 8-4 shift, I showered up and my boyfriend took me out for a nice dinner. Guys, I had Rock Shrimp and Sweet Potato Fritters and they were insanely good. I’ve been dreaming about them since. We had a lovely date night and got to see an old friend star inย How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

 

I didn’t slow down after Saturday because the boyfriend and I went to Citifield to see my Mets take on the Washington Nationals. Unfortunately, they lost, but it was an amazingly beautiful day out and I got some cotton candy. No complaints from me.

 

You’d think I’d get to rest now after that busy weekend, but there’s more. My two beautiful friends are getting married tomorrow and I’m helping out at the rehearsal dinner tonight.

 

What’s helping me through this craziness? Coffee. Oh, and I also thrive in stressful situations…except during job interviews. “Did you say your name was Pan?” Name that movie.

 

Anyways, I wanted to share with you something that doesn’t get too much recognition and I’ve only had the original version once. It’s called Lane Cake.

 

If you’ve readย To Kill A Mockingbird, you probably will remember Scout eating some of Miss Maudie’s Lane Cake. It’s a little boozy.

 

I’m all about frosting, so I created a cake truffle that emphasizes all of the filling and frosting of Lane Cake without the staggering amount of calories. I’ve read mix reviews about whiskey (and bourbon) being gluten-free, so if you’d like to make this gluten-free, I would suggest using a non-alcoholic extract. There is only 2 teaspoons of whiskey (diluted) in the entire recipe, so you won’t be falling off of your seats.

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

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Lane Cake Truffle

Ingredients

  • Lane Cake Truffles
  • 12 dates
  • 2 teaspoons whiskey
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 dried pineapple
  • 6 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, place dates, warm water, and whiskey. Let dates soak in liquid for at least an hour.
  2. In a food processor, add coconut, coconut flour, and pecans and chop for one minute or until nuts are in very small pieces.
  3. Remove dates from liquid and transfer to food processor. Reserve three tablespoons of water and whiskey liquid, you may discard the rest. Blend for two minutes or until dates are soft and there are no residual date pieces. Mixture should be smooth. With flecks of coconut and nuts integrated into the mixture.
  4. At this time, add raisins and pineapple to date mixture. You can also substitute in dried cherries if you do not like raisins. Pulse for thirty seconds.
  5. Remove date mixture (including nuts, dried fruit and coconut) from food processor and place in a small bowl in the refrigerator for ten minutes or until the mixture has firmed.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Take date mixture out of refrigerator and roll date mixture into 1 inch balls. Repeat for the entire batch.
  7. Place date balls into freezer for at least thirty minutes or until firm; this will make it easier to dip in chocolate later on.
  8. Add white chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl and place in microwave for three to four minutes. Remove and stir every minute and a half to ensure that the chocolate doesn't burn.
  9. Remove cake balls from freezer and begin dipping in white chocolate. Repeat for all. Return cake balls to refrigerator to let the chocolate set.
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Written by Miss Scrambled Egg

Erin is the author of Miss Scrambled Egg. She is a barista, teacher, and blogger. She is slightly overwhelmed by the sight of carrot cake and Bernese Mountain Dogs.
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