Dark Chocolate Cake Cup Truffle | Homemade Cake Cup Dessert

Ganache is one of the easiest desserts to make—and one of the most indulgent. Ganache is the chocolate center of a truffle, and its melt-in-your mouth, chocolate creaminess is the perfect bite-size treat.

We added a little crispiness to this delectable dessert with crushed Joy Cones, to create a balance of crunch and creaminess.

Here’s how you can make it too.

chocolate cone truffles


  • 1 large bag of dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 sleeve Joy Cake Cups
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 skewer

crushed joy cones


Step 1: Start by emptying a sleeve of Joy Cake Cups into a large plastic bag. Seal the bag and beat the cones with a spoon until they are broken into small pieces. You can also use a food processor for a finer consistency. Then, set aside.

bowl of chocolate chips

Step 2: To make the ganache filling, pour approximately 8 ounces of dark chocolate chips into a medium mixing bowl. Heat the heavy cream on the stovetop until it comes to a boil. Then, pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips and stir until they are melted and combined.

melted chocolate

Step 3: Sprinkle the Cake Cup bits into the melted chocolate. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least one hour.

Step 4: Using a spoon or small ice cream scoop, scoop out the ganache and roll it into balls. Place each ball on a tray lined with either foil or parchment paper.

chocolate ganache balls

Step 5: Pour the remainder of the chocolate chips into a small bowl. Add the vegetable oil and heat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.

Step 6: Pierce one ganache ball with a skewer. Dip it into the melted chocolate using a spoon to cover it completely in chocolate. Place the dipped ganache ball back onto the lined tray and remove the skewer. Sprinkle a few Cake Cup bits on top for décor. Repeat this process for each truffle. When all the truffles are coated, place them in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes.

chocolate dipped truffles

Step 7: Remove from the freezer and serve immediately.

At Joy, we love making our own versions of classic recipes like this one! Check out a few of our favorite recipes on our blog:

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