Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cake Pops

A few of you have asked for the cake pop recipe. Let me preface with: they are super easy! And you can Google "cake pops" and you will find tons of inspiration. Or go to and take a gander. You will need an invite to join Pinterest but let me know and I'll "invite" you! 

What you need:

  • 1 (14.25 oz) box cake mix, any flavor
  • 1 (16 oz) tub frosting, any flavor (you will not need all of it) or 1/2-3/4 cup homemade frosting 
  • 1 (24 oz) package of almond bark/candy coating (white or chocolate)
  • Sprinkles or any other type of decoration
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam

Bake the cake mix according to package directions. Once it’s cool, crumble the cake into a large bowl. Place in a large bowl and stir in half of the frosting container or 1/2 cup of your homemade frosting. Mix with your hands until thoroughly combined and thick like a truffle center. Mix in additional frosting if necessary. Roll mixture into 1″ balls and place on a cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or overnight. Or place in the freezer for 15 minutes. You want them to be firm but not frozen. Melt chocolate in the microwave. I do 15 seconds at a time and stir each time. Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the flat end of the cake balls (Kristin and I did not do this but it makes sense). Carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered, remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too. Immediately cover with sprinkles before the chocolate has a chance to set, then insert in a styrofoam block to harden. 

Super easy and super yummy! There are thousands of cake pop ideas out there but is the queen of cake pops! 


1 comment:

NewMama said...

I think I'll save this for Niko's birthday school treat...thanks