These cake pops are easy to make, fun to decorate, and yummy too!
After having seen so many cute cake pops, I knew I’d have to make some myself.
I looked at the cake pop baker in the store and couldn’t cough up the $20 Wal Mart wanted for it.
Instead, I did some searching and found that the basic recipe of cake pops is simply a cake and icing. How simple is that?
To begin, simply bake a cake (homemade or boxed mix) in a 9X13 pan.
Cut it in quarters and crumble into a large bowl.
Gradually add in icing just until it begins to stick together. Too much icing is not good, trust me on this.
For my first time making these, I used a boxed cake mix and prepared icing.
Using a small amount of this mixture, roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet. Once all done, put the baking sheet into the freezer for 30 minutes or so (just to set).
Notice the difference in the cake balls. The two rows on the left are mixed just right. The two rows on the right had a bit too much frosting mixed in. Learn from my mistake.
While the cake balls are in the freezer, start to melt the chocolate. I use a Wilton chocolate melt pot, but you can use a double boiler. If you use the double boiler, just be sure to not have the water in the pot too hot and not touching the bottom of the boiler bowl.
Bring the water to a simmer to melt. I used a bag of chocolate chips, with a TB of shortening. You can use any combination of chocolates that you choose. If you love dark chocolate, use that. If you’d like to decorate the pops, white chocolate gives a great background.
Once they’ve set up in the freezer for 30 minutes, pull them out to dip in chocolate.
First, dip the stick into the chocolate to coat the first inch or so. Then push the stick into the cake ball. Go ahead and do all of the sticks into the cake balls. Notice in the photo below, the cake pops on the left are the ones with too much icing mixed in. They don’t stand up as well.
Then, dip the cake balls into the chocolate to coat. Use a gentle tap to allow the excess to drop off.
Set the dipped cake balls onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet to set up. If you want to add sprinkles, the time to do so is now, before the chocolate sets up.
Allow to set up, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
This is a simple cake pop. My next time of making these, I plan to make them into shapes. I can see lots of potential ideas for these!
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