Everyone loves cake pops! If you’ve never had one you are totally missing out! If you are unsure about how to make them I will help you out. I have some sort of weird obsession with baking, but what I love most about cake pops is how EASY they are to make. Depending on how skilled you are, and of course your patience level… the designs can be easy also. This basic cake pop recipe can be used with any design. The most important thing is to have fun and remember we all have to start somewhere.
What you will need:
1 box of basic cake mix- flavor of your choice
1 can of basic ready made frosting
1 bag of melting chocolate- color of your choice
1 bag of cake pop sticks
Cake pop holder or styrofoam block
This is what you do:
Bake cake according to directions on box. Super easy right?! Let it cool completely and then DESTROY it! Crumble it into a large bowl and add about 3/4 of the can of frosting.
Mix well with a large spoon making a dough like texture.
Roll cake mixture into balls a little bit smaller than a golf ball and lay them out on a wax paper covered baking sheet. Place in the freezer for a few minutes until they are firm.
While your cake balls are in the freezer place your melting chocolate in the microwave and heat for 30 second intervals. Make sure you stir well in-between to avoid burning. Should be smooth with no bumps.
Dip a tip of the pop stick into the melted chocolate and insert into the center cake ball. Do this to all of the pops and place them back into the freezer. This bonds the cake pop to the stick.
Once the chocolate has hardened completely, dip the entire pop in the melted chocolate. Make sure the entire thing is covered. If you notice your chocolate is a little too thick or not smooth enough, you can add a few drops of oil to help.
Place in either cake pop holder or block to dry. To speed things up place in freezer to harden chocolate faster.
This is the basic idea of cake pops. From here the possibilities are endless! Keep life poppin’!