christmas pudding truffles

Christmas Pudding Truffles

Makes 12
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Christmas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12


  • 100 g cake crumbs more or less any sponge cake works, even stale cake
  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp flavouring I like rum flavouring or orange extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 3 tsp icing sugar mixed with 1 tsp of boiled water to make glace icing
  • holly made from small amount of coloured sugarpaste. You could also use glacĂ© cherries and angelica or holly sprinkles.


  • Mix together the cake crumbs, icing sugar and cocoa powder.
  • Add the flavouring and milk. Mix until the ingredients are well combined and stick together.
  • Using your hands mush together the mixture until it is almost evenly coloured. Wash your hands. The next step is easier with clean hands.
  • Pinch off a small sprout sized piece of truffle mixture. Roll into a ball and set to one side.
  • Drizzle a small amount of the glace icing on to the top of the pudding, then decorate with the fondant holly. Chill for an hour to allow to set.