Chocolate-Covered Candy Cakes That Beat Drug-Store Truffles Any Day

With the candies in a box of assorted chocolates as their muse, each one of these chocolate-covered cakes are filled with the good stuff (and lots of love, obviously).

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These Cakes Are Like a Box of Chocolates

No, really, they're just like them — but so much better. While anyone can stroll to the store and purchase a box of chocolates, it takes an extra-special type of Valentine to make one of these candy-inspired cakes from scratch.

 

Photography by Tara Donne

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cake

Filled with a candied cherry mousse and covered in rich chocolate ganache, this delicate cake is inspired by cordials of chocolate-covered cherries, a classic "box of chocolates" staple.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Candy Cake

Chocolate-Covered Caramel Creme Cake

Like the chocolate truffle oozing with a core of caramel, this pleasantly bitter caramel creme-filled chocolate cake is sweetened on the outside with a smooth milk chocolate ganache.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Coconut Fudge Candy Cake

Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Mousse Cake

This fruity cake makes for a decadent Valentine's Day treat. Velvety raspberry mousse stands in stark contrast to the dark chocolate cake, which is enrobed in a snowy white chocolate ganache.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry-Mousse Candy Cake

Chocolate-Covered Coconut Fudge Cake

Dark chocolate ganache balances a rich, dense coconut filling in this luxurious cake, inspired by the classic tropical-meets-chocolate candy.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Caramel-Creme Candy Cake

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