JEM read an article about cake pops and became pretty excited about making them. So, I told AbEm about them and she got also got excited. What’s a woman to do when 2 people in your house are excited about a desert? Get them the means to make them and then put them to work. That is exactly what I did, helped them prep, found a recipe, and then directed 🙂 Cake pops are somewhat time-consuming and definitely messy. But well worth it, JEM and AbEm had fun making them and had fun eating them (so did I!).
- 1 box of cake any flavor you like (we used chocolate- I have heard it is denser so the balls hold better to the stick…it was also what we had in the house at the time)
- 1 can of frosting (or if your more skilled at baking have the time, make your own. We used cream cheese frosting but you can use any flavor you like.)
- chocolate for melting
- popsicle sticks
- Make a 13×9 cake.
- Let it cool. Crumble the cake and mix in 1 can of frosting.
- Throw it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- After refrigerating, roll the mixture into balls.
- Place a sucker stick into the top of each cake ball. (If you have a styrofoam block, you can hold this step until after you dip them in chocolate. See step 10)
- Put them back into the refrigerator for another 15 mins-24 hours.
- Once your ready to finish making them, start melting your chocolate. (We used a microwavable variety- Baker’s.)
- Dip and swirl each pop into your candy melt.
- Once you’ve got an even coating on the cake pop, roll them in sprinkles or sprinkle on top.
- Place upside down on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper (for easy cleanup). If you have a styrofoam block- you could stick the pops in there and there avoid the flat top they’ll get from sitting on a cookie sheet.
- Put back into the fridge until the chocolate hardens.