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Russian Chocolate Cake Balls

These Russian chocolate cake balls are made with moist sponge cake, cocoa powder, and condensed milk. Perfect for your next dessert tray or potluck!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Keyword russian truffles, truffle recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 94kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • In a large bowl, crumble the sponge cake into tiny pieces.
    broken down sponge cake
  • Using a spatula, mix the softened butter, cacao, sweetened condensed milk, and coffee liqueur together.
    Cream in a bowl
  • Add the crumbled cake pieces into the bowl and mix until well-combined.
    Combined cake balls mixture in a bowl
  • Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the batter and roll it into small balls.
    cacao powder in a bowl with cake bowl
  • Fill a shallow bowl with the cacao powder and roll each ball in it until evenly coated. Repeat until you run out of cake balls.
    Cake bowls on a serving tray with cacao in a bowl next to it
  • Refrigerate the balls until you're ready to serve them. Enjoy!
    serving tray with cake ball


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg