How to Make Cake Pops
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Pick for flavors for this individual treat that is a cross between a lollipop and a piece of cake.
Recipe type: Cake Pops
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: as desired
  • Cake crumbs - I used one layer here, but this is a good place to use up those scraps you have.
  • Buttercream - enough to make the cake pop nice and creamy and holding together like cookie dough, about 2 cups per cake layer.
  • Optional Add ins such as chocolate chips
  1. Crumble the cake pieces into fine crumbs into a bowl.
  2. Add in option items as desired, here I am adding about a cup of miniature chocolate chips.
  3. Add in the buttercream, about 2 cups for an 8-inch layer cake. Mix to form a dough. Remember that you can always add more buttercream, but if you add too much you will need to add more cake crumbs (hope you have some extra cake).
  4. Take a piece of dough (the portion size you want to use) and form into a ball just like you are doing a meatball. Place on a parchment/wax paper lined sheet.
  5. When all balls have been formed, place in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill and firm up,
  6. Gather your sticks and some melted chocolate.
  7. Remove the cake balls from the freezer. Dip a stick into the melted chocolate and shake off the excess then insert the stick into the cake ball. You want the stick to go about half way through the cake ball. Repeat until all cake balls have sticks. Place in the refrigerator this time for 10-15 minutes to firm up.
  8. Gather you decorating supplies and additional melted chocolate as needed. If you are going to drizzle chocolate on the cake balls for decoration, I would suggest that you prepare you paper cones and fill with melted chocolate at this time.
  9. Remove the cake balls from the refrigerator. Dip in the chocolate, swirl and shake to remove excess chocolate. Do not shake too hard otherwise you might lose you cake ball into the chocolate.
  10. Sprinkle with decorations or drizzle with melted chocolate. If you are planning to do really fancy ones with chocolate lines decorated with glitter or sugar crystals, allow the chocolate shell to set first.
  11. You may want to set the chocolate shell in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Wrap if desired or store in an air tight container, in a cool place.
I only demonstrated simple cake pops here. Get fancy with them.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cake pop
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