I made a Oreo pops tutorial but thought I should do one for cake pops since the beginning process and materials are a bit different, but everything else is the same!
Recipe for a Cake Pops – Makes about 24 cake pops depending on the size of your cake pop ball:
- 1 box Cake Mix
- 1 can frosting
- 1 bag of chocolate bark
Bake your cake and let the cake completely cool before going on the next step. When the cake has completely cool, its time to crumble your cake.
You can do this by hand or use your Kitchenaid mixer like I did for the next few steps.
I cut up pieces of the cake and threw it in my mixing bowl. Use the flat paddle attachment for this process and cover the mixer bowl so crumbs aren’t flying out of the bowl when the mixer is on.
After the cake has crumbled, use the whole can of frosting and mix it in with the crumbled cake.
When evenly mixed, I use a ice cream scooper to make my cake pops.
Make sure you line your baking pan with parchment or wax paper.
After I scooped out all my balls, I roll them up into a smooth ball!
Now its time to make the chocolate! I put the cake balls in the refrigerator while I make my chocolate. I cut my chocolate bark into small pieces and then put it in the microwave to melt (follow the instructions on the bag) I do this until the chocolate is runny.
When the chocolate is ready, take out the cake balls from the refrigerator and now its time to put the stick the cake ball to make it a cake pop! I stick the lollipop stick about 1/2″ in the chocolate.
Then put it into the cake ball half way into the cake ball. We do this to glue the stick and cake ball together. Now put the cake pops in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
I prefer the refrigerator than freezer. I had a few mishaps with the cake pops cracking after covering the cake pop with chocolate cause its too cold. So the refrigerator is prefect.
Now its time to cover the chocolate. Melt your chocolate again until its runny. Dip your cake pop into the bowl. I use a little help of a spoon to completely cover my cake pop.
Once its completely covered tap off the excess chocolate by tapping the side of the lollipop stick on the edge of the bowl.
If you plan to use sprinkles, sprinkle it immediately after! If you like to do a chocolate drizzle, wait for the chocolate to set before drizzling chocolate.
Then place the cake pop on parchment paper to let it dry.
Note: If you want your cake pop to be upwards like a lollipop, you’ll need a styrofoam block, use it as a stand and put the lollipop stick end into the styrofoam. Instead of putting it on a baking pan to hold the cake pops.
Hope this tutorial is helpful!!!! Enjoy!!!!