Best Cake Pop Recipe
Looking for a fun way to dress up your next birthday party or backyard barbecue? How about whipping up some of these delicious and decadent cake pops? Your guests will think you are a baking queen, but these cake pops are actually quite simple to make! Read on to find out how.
- 1 13 x 9 inch chocolate cake, such as a boxed chocolate cake
- 1 pound chocolate buttercream frosting at room temperature
- 1 package chocolate coating bark
- Assorted toppings like crushed nuts, mini chocolate chips, mini M&M’s, mini marshmallows, colored sprinkles, crushed pretzels, etc.
- Lollipop sticks
- Mini muffin tin
- Cookie sheet
- Wax paper
- Bake chocolate cake according to recipe.
- Let the cake cool for 30 minutes.
- While cake is still warm, crumble the cake in a large bowl.
- Add the room temperature frosting to the bowl and stir until well blended.
- Put the cake mixture into the refrigerator and let cool for 30 minutes.
- Using a melon baller, scoop small balls of the cake mixture about 1 inch in diameter.
- Melt a small amount (approximately 2 ounces) of chocolate coating bark according to the directions on the package.
- Dip lollipop stick ½ inch into the melted chocolate coating bark and then poke the stick into the cake ball. Place the cake pop into one slot in a mini muffin tin. Continue making cake pops until you run out of cake batter.
- Put the muffin tin into the refrigerator to allow the cake pops to chill and harden for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, melt the rest of the chocolate coating bark according to directions on the package.
- Place a clean sheet of wax paper onto a cookie sheet on the table.
- Dip the chilled cake pops into the chocolate coating bark. Coat well. Now dip the coated cake pop into toppings of your choice. Colorful candy sprinkles make a festive birthday cake pop. A mixture of mini marshmallows and crushed nuts makes a decadent Rocky Road cake pop. If you are doing this project with children, let them have fun designing their own one-of-a-kind cake pops. They’ll be sure to have a blast!
- Place the decorated cake pops on the wax paper to set. If you want, you can put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes to chill.
- Voila! Your cake pops are finished! Let the party begin.
Note: You can also make vanilla cake pops by a simple switch of ingredients. Just replace the chocolate ingredients above with yellow cake, vanilla buttercream frosting and white chocolate coating bark.