Easy Lemon Truffle Recipe (2024)

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This Quick and Easy Lemon Truffle Recipe is a delicious dessert treat that also makes a lovely, semi-homemade hostess gift.

Easy Lemon Truffle Recipe (1) I love cake mix hacks, and this is by far one of my favorite. Using a simple lemon cake mix, you can create this truffle recipe in minutes. That means you have a perfect last-minute dessert that everyone will be crazy about!

Who doesn’t love a treat that is quick and easy to make? When it comes to dessert options, a truffle recipe always seemed daunting. This one totally changed how I view making truffles. This is literally 5 simple steps with only 5 ingredients. I can make this Easy Lemon Truffle Recipe in under 15 minutes!

You can use freshly squeezed lemon juice or packaged lemon juice if you do not have any lemons on hand. If you have fresh lemon, then grate some of the rind and add some fresh lemon zest. You can use regular granulated sugar to coat the lemon truffles, or you can use yellow sugar sprinkles.

How to Pasteurize Flour or Cake Mix:

There have been concerns about consuming raw flour. To pasteurize the cake mix, spread the cake mix on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

Easy Lemon Truffle Recipe


  • 1 box of lemon cake mix
  • 7 tablespoonsbutter, melted (plus a few extra to butter hands)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, optional
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided (add 1/4 cup to the batter, use the remaining sugar for coating the truffles)


1. Pour the cake mix into a large bowl and add in the melted butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Stir to combine the ingredients.

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2. If the mixture is crumbly, add an extra tablespoon ofmelted butter at a time until the dough holds together.

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3. Pour the sugar sprinkles into a large bowl or platter. Roll the cookie dough into 2″ balls and then in the sprinkles as shown. After thelemon truffleshave been rolled in sprinkles, place in the refrigerator to set prior to serving.

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While I usually like to cook from scratch, I love that I usually have these ingredients in my pantry, but also that I can make them at the last minute for any event. I keep imagining serving these at a grown-up tea party to my girlfriends! They are so bright and fresh! What an ideal treat for a baby shower, wedding shower, or birthday party!

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Make this easy lemon truffle recipe for your family and impress them with how beautiful this dessertlooks!

Printable Recipe for Lemon Truffles

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Easy Lemon Truffle Recipe

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Author: Alea

Recipe type: Dessert

Serves: 24


  • 1 box of lemon cake mix
  • 7 tablespoons butter, melted (plus extra to butter hands)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, optional
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided (add ¼ cup to the batter, use the remaining sugar for coating the truffles)


  1. In a large bowl mix together cake mix, butter, lemon juice, and zest until the dough starts to form.
  2. Form dough into 2 inch balls.
  3. Roll in sugar sprinkles to coat.
  4. Refrigerate to set or until ready to serve.

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More Truffle Recipes:

How to Make Oreo Truffles

Cherry-Stuffed Oreo Truffles

Brownie Truffle Bites

Dark Chocolate Truffle Hearts


  1. Heather says

    I plan to make these as Christmas gifts for work colleagues


  2. Cathrine Collins says

    Good day, I am gluten free and in South Africa we cannot get Lemon Cake mix in a box or any other cake mix. Is there a recipe to make our own cake mix to make the truffles.

    Appreciate your help.

    Lemon truffles sound amazing.


  3. Henrietta Glowacz says

    I don’t have an oven can a microwave be used instead of the oven in preparing the cake mix?


  4. Maureen says

    Isn’t it raw flour in the cake mix?


    • Alea Milham says

      Usually, it is.


  5. Lisa says

    Can these be frozen?


    • Alea Milham says

      Yes, they can.


  6. Sandy Foskey says

    I just made these a few weeks ago. They are wonderful. I’m now on
    my 4th batch. I love the tartness of lemons so I’ve been adding a
    lemon glaze to them after they set. Great!


  7. Kimberly says

    Have you tried this with chocolate cake mix?


  8. Ts says

    Hello, I really would like to try the recipe but what I can use instead of the lemon cake mix?
    Thanks in advance!


  9. Barbara says

    I’ve made this several times. I usually add a little more sugar because I like sweet stuff. They’re a huge hit every time! I also like that my kids help me out as little family project together.


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