Easy Cake Pops Recipe

So being a dessert lover, I never really caught onto the Cake Pop fad for whatever reason.  Until my boyfriend’s cousin asked me if I could make cake pops for her baby shower.  Even though I never made them before, I was up for the challenge.  Her only criteria was that I match her theme of yellow, white and silver.  These were super fun to make and decorate, and they feed a lot of people.  So if you have a big party coming up, consider making cake pops with this super easy recipe.

Recipe

1 9″x13″ cake (either boxed or from scratch and your choice of flavor – vanilla, chocolate, funfetti, etc.)
Approximately 4 spoonfuls of frosting (either store bought or from scratch and your choice of flavor)
32 oz. of White Chocolate Candy Melts
Cake Pop Sticks
Decorations (I used sprinkles, edible pearls, edible flowers, melted chocolate drizzle, & edible silver spray paint)

Directions

Bake boxed cake per instructions on the box.  After the cake as cooled, crumble into small pieces in a large bowl.

Slowly add the frosting and mix into the cake crumbles with your hands until the consistency can hold a round shape.  *Add more frosting if necessary.

Once the consistency can hold the shape of a ball, then roll all of the mixture into balls.  You should get approximately 30 from this recipe.

Melt a couple of ounces of the white chocolate in a small bowl.  Then dip the cake pop sticks into the white chocolate, and afterwards put the sticks about halfway into each ball of cake. Then freeze the balls for 25-30 minutes.

While the balls are freezing, melt the remaining chocolate in a deep bowl or a cup.  Then take the hardened cake balls and one-by-one dip them into the chocolate until they are completely covered.  You can spin to get the excess melted chocolate off of the sides.  If you are decorating with sprinkles, pearls, edible flowers, etc. make sure to quickly do these types of decorations one-by-one before the chocolate hardens around the cake ball.  For drizzling different colored chocolate or spraying with edible spray paint, let the cake pop dry first and then decorate.  In addition, determine which type of display you will use for the cake pops.  If they will be standing up on a plate, then once you dip them, stand them straight up on a tray or plate covered in wax paper.  If you are putting them into a Styrofoam vertical set-up, then be sure to have that ready and stick them into the Styrofoam block after covered in chocolate.  After using the decorations of your choice, you can put them back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Serves: Approximately 30

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