Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chocolate Cake Pops

This is my first month participating in Rach's Baking Challenge  and the chosen ingredient for this month was Chocolate. Surprisingly enough I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to make. I have been wanting to try CAKE POPS that I found over at Bakerella's - she is the QUEEN of POP.  Please check out her site to see all the cake pops she has made. Makenzie has been asking me to make something for class. I also needed to bake something chocolate for this challenge. So, by making these pops I fulfilled all three request!!!

My happy girl with her POPS!!!

Chocolate Cake Pops

  • 1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
  • 1 can frosting (16 oz.) - I used Cream Cheese for this recipe
  • Wax paper
  • Pink candy melts (1 lb. pkg.) OR whatever color you want for the occasion.
  • Lollipop sticks (found these at Michael's)
  • Treat bags and Ribbon - if you would like to cover
  • Styrofoam block
  • Sprinkles (optional)

After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.

Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. 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.)

Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50) - For this recipe I made them larger and came out with 25.

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.


Anonymous said...

Very cute! I bet they were delicious too.

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Monica H said...

They look perfect! I love them all wrapped up too.

What a great mom you are!

Lissaloo said...

They are beautiful awesome job! I love your Blog title that is so cute and punny :)

cookies and cups said...

Very cute! Also, as a Baylor Bear, myself those cookies you made are great!!!!

Ingrid said...

They turned out PERFECT!

Your daughter looks so cute holding her cake pops! :0

Janice/adorations said...

YUM-O and she looks so happy & cute!!!

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