You'll be shocked at how simple it is to make these deliciously adorable cake pops. Perfect for birthdays, baby and bridal showers, and even weddings, you and your guests will love these sweets. Cake pops are a ball of cake and frosting, encased in a hard chocolate shell. One bite cracks the chocolate, and reveals the moist cake inside.
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Follow these simple steps and create your own cake pops for a special occasion.
1 Packet of Cake Mix (and whatever your cake mix requires)
3/4 Tub of Betty Crocker or Similar Frosting 1 Packet of Nestlé Chocolate Melts Canola Oil 8" / 20cm Paper Lollypop Sticks Powdered Food Colouring (Optional) Sprinkles, Hundreds and Thousands, and Candy to decorate (optional) Block of Polystyrene
1. Bake cake according to directions on cake mix. Place cake on a plate and leave in the fridge to cool down completely. 2. Once cake is cool remove from fridge and crumb cake in a large bowl. Make sure that no large pieces remain.
3. Add 3/4 of the tub of Betty Crocker frosting and mix into crumbed cake. 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Roll cake mixture into small balls, about 2cm. Cover balls with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 15 minutes. 5. Remove balls from freezer, and place in fridge until ready to use. 6. Place chocolate melts in a small, but deep, microwave safe container. Melt chocolate, checking every 30 seconds and stirring. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to chocolate and stir. Add any colouring you want to use. 7. Remove balls from fridge. Dip one end of the lollypop sticks into the melted chocolate. Then push the stick into the centre of one of the cake balls. Do this for all of the cake balls.
Cake Balls Removed From Freezer
8. Pick up cake pop by the stick and dip it into the melted chocolate. Do this in one motion so that ball is completely immersed. Lift out cake pop and gently tap the stick so that any excess chocolate falls off. 9. Dip the chocolate covered cake pop in any toppings you may want to use. 10. Place cake pop in the block of polystyrene so that the chocolate sets, and continue with the rest of the cake pops. 11. Keep cake pops in an air-tight container, or place each inside a bag for freshness.
Sweet Cake Pops for Any Occasion
So there you have the very simple cake pop recipe, hardly any ingredients, and not much to do. You can decorate your cake pops anyway you like using colours, other chocolate, edible ink, or candy. Check out Bakerella, the queen and creator of cake pops, for some really inspiring cake pop ideas.
If you've made any cake pops you'd like to share, tell us about them in the comments.
Notes: * You must use powdered food colouring if you want to colour your chocolates, unless you have specific chocolate colouring. Other types will affect your chocolate. * Use chocolate melts, rather than regular chocolate. It will last better in the heat and will give you a far better consistency. If you ever see the term 'candy melts' this is the same as chocolate melts. Save yourself some money and colour white chocolate rather than buying the more expensive option. * This same recipe can be used to make cake balls. Just leave out the stick and use a spoon to dip the ball in the chocolate. * Packet mix can work better than your own recipe because the texture is more consistent. Feel free to play around with any recipes you may have and find what works for you * Use chocolate moulds to create your own cake pop decorations. Delicate bows for weddings, bunnies for Easter, or Christmas trees for the holiday period. Use melted chocolate to stick these to your cake pops.
Great flavour combos:
Yellow cake / Vanilla Cake and Vanilla Frosting
Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Frosting
Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting
Strawberries and Cream Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting
Lemon Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting