Today marks the time in which a mom feels she's getting old. The first day of college of her first kid. In my case, today marks the day in which my son starts turning into a young man. He's 15 and today is his first day of college. He's so sweet. Just as this cake truffles.
I remember when he was very little and I taught him how to read and write. I tried to teach him. And while I was aiming to teach him a lot of things, he was teaching me as well. With him, I learned to be a mom. That's not something you just read in a book and you are a master in the topic. Nothing had prepared me for what motherhood would bring. And there I was, overprotective of that little baby God gifted me with. 15 years later, I'm still the fiercest overprotective mom in history, and I don't regret a thing.
Thinking on all things we have done together, how my son has been with me through my darkest times, grabbing my hand, expecting big things from me as a mom, learning together, growling at each other sometimes, but learning patiently and consistently every day, I feel great to see this moment coming.
A mom couldn't be prouder than the day to see her kids growing and choosing the best for their future. Of course, I feel sad to see the moment for him to leave home and start his own adult life coming quickly and almost unnoticed, but I feel great, proud and ready to support him. He will grow. He will be a man. And he will always be my son to cherish and care and protect.
And that reminds me again why I started writing today! Cake Truffles. A few weeks ago, my son and daughter asked me to bake a cake for my husband's birthday. They knew I would make his favorite pineapple upside-down cake, but they also know his favorite favorite favorite is very hard to choose between the pineapple cake and some almond cake truffles. So, with that mission in hand, my son and I started making this delish almond sponge cake.
As there was just the 4 of us, and I'm under a very strict diet regimen (which leaves a lot of cake for just 3), they sampled some and the rest was broken for the truffles.
This is so easy to make! You can even make it ahead and freeze it, though here they never make the fridge. These creatures, cake eaters!
We have done this cake truffles with a variety of flavors: vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, rum, coffee, you name it, it will taste great! For the creamy part, you can go all kinds of crazy. I do prefer the cream cheese as it doesn't steal the cake's protagonism. But my son usually chooses Nutella to make his truffles.
I hope you like this truffles recipe. Let me know how your truffles turned out!
Lots of love,