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Russian Cake Truffles in cupcake liners on a serving tray and one besides the serving tray

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


  • 1 sponge cake
  • 200 g unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp Bailey's Coffee Liqueur


  • In a large bowl, crumble the sponge cake into tiny pieces.
    A sponge cake
  • Using a spatula, mix the softened butter, cacao, sweetened condensed milk, and coffee liqueur together.
    Butter, cocoa, condensed milk and baileys liquor mixture
  • Add the crumbled cake pieces into the bowl and mix until well-combined.
    Batter for Russian Cake Truffles in bowl with a spatula
  • Using an ice cream scoop, portion out the batter and roll it into small balls.
    Russian Cake Truffles being dipped into cocoa
  • 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.
    Russian Cake Truffles with cocoa being sifted over them
  • Refrigerate the balls until you're ready to serve them. Enjoy!
    Russian Cake Truffles in cupcake liners on a serving tray and two besides the serving tray


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg