Ahhhhhh Cake Pops…….
Those little balls of fudgey, soft, chocolate covered cake goodness 🙂 Whoever first came up with the idea should honestly go down in history. surprisingly they are super easy to make. While my talents are certainly no where near the type you would pay for, the boys and I adore making our own and the process of rolling and dipping these mini melt in your mouth pops is rather therapeutic. If you can get your kids to stop dipping into all the sprinkles!
Weekend baking has always been “our thing”, and Pillsbury makes it even easier of course, by allowing us to create cakes that are perfectly soft and moist, everytime. It makes the whole session a breeze and these pops are perfect for tiny hands to dip and decorate.
Heres how the boys and I made our pops, and you can do this with any “flavour” of cake you wish. We used chocolate here, but previous have used the vanilla and red velvet as well!
One Box Milk Chocolate Cake Mix
Eggs, Milk and Oil as per Box instructions
One tub Milk Chocolate frosting
One extra-large slab of chocolate
Sprinkles to decorate
Bake Cake as per box instructions. Once cooled, tip and crumble the entire cake into a bowl. (Yes crumble your entire cake, though I did leave two slices out for dad to have).
Add about ¼ cup of frosting into the cake crumb mixture and mix well.
TIP: Do not use too much frosting as your cake pops will slide down the sticks!
Once mixed mould into balls (the boys rolled the balls by hand so you don’t necessarily need a “cake pop” mould) and freeze for about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile melt chocolate in a double boiler.
Once cake pops have cooled and are firm, insert your choice of lollipop stick and dip into the melted chocolate (trying not to eat too much as you go along). The chocolate should set fairly quickly as the cake pops are cold.
Decorate as desired!
Top tips to ensure your cake pops not to slip down the stick:
If the cake pops are not cold enough when dipped into chocolate they will slip.
If they are too moist, they will slip (so go easy when you add in your frosting)
If the balls are too big, they will fall off the stick
To help them “stick”, dip your lollipop stick into your melted chocolate first and then into your cake ball. This will add as a “glue” ensuring they stay upright.
If they do slide – don’t worry!! Turn them upside down and place them into mini cupcake holders.