I’ve seen these Cake Pops all over the place online…and really, it’s not surprising. Rich, moist balls of cake, dipped in chocolate? Irresistible. They’re adorable, they’re delicious, and honestly, they aren’t that hard to make.
After reading about them for weeks, I finally took the plunge this week and made a batch of these lovely treats to take to work for St. Patrick’s Day. Since I came home empty-handed, I’d have to say they were a hit.
They were really cute…see?
Here’s how to make them:
Chocolate-Covered Cake Pops
Adapted from Bakerella
- 1 box white cake mix (make as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
- 1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
- Green food coloring gel
- Wax paper
- 2 packages Wilton Candy Melts (14 oz., White)
- Lollipop sticks
- Styrofoam block
- Sprinkles, for decorating
- After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
- Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (You can use a spoon, but because I dyed my cake green for St. Patrick’s Day, I really needed to mash it all together. I just put on a pair of latex gloves and smashed it up with my hands). Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to. When the cake was well mixed with the frosting, I added a green food coloring, a drop at a time, until I got the cake to the bright green color I wanted.
- Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
- Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
- Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
- Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
- Once firm, 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.
- Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
- T0 make green candy to decorate with, I also melted about 1/4 of a package of candy melts with a small amount of green food coloring to drizzle over some of the cake balls. Others I sprinkled with green sugar crystals or colorful sprinkles.