How to Make Cake Pops: Easy DIY Recipes and Tips

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Cake Pops have been recently making their way to the spotlight. Cake Pops look like adorable lollipops, but are actually bite-sized cake balls covered with chocolate. It could be a great additional indulgence to a dessert buffet, or a fun, and mouth-watering party food.

People can just quickly grab them and go without having to sit down with a plate and utensils.

Because of its beauty, deliciousness, and versatility, no wonder why it is a crowd favorite! Cake Pops are easy to make; even kids and amateurs can make them. Below is an easy basic recipe and some techniques and tips for making Cake Pops.

How to Make Cake Pops

Basic Materials & Ingredients

Bowl, Baking Sheet
Stand
– You will need styrofoam to serve as a base or stand for your cake pops while the chocolate is being dried.

Cake – You may use an already-made cake, or you may bake the cake on your own. You can choose any flavor of cake! Flavors that are easy to pair with any kind of chocolate and any coating, are vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet.

Frosting – You will need some frosting to make the cake moist and intact.

Lollipop Sticks – Make sure that the lollipop sticks are long and sturdy enough to hold your cake pops!

Chocolate – White chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, whatever kind of chocolate you want to use, make sure that this is great for melting. The best option would be chocolate coating, also known as candy coating and confectionery coating. This is similar to other “real” chocolates, but they have a higher melting point, which makes it easier to manage when melting.

Coating – There are many yummy coatings or toppings that you can choose from, such as candy sprinkles and coconut flakes.

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General Directions

In a large bowl, crumble the cake. The goal is to not see any large piece of cake.

Add the frosting little by little, until the cake is moist enough to form a ball, but still a bit crumbly. Use your hands to mix, so that you can better tell whether the consistency is already enough for molding.

Make bite-sized balls. Use your hands to roll the cake into balls. You can use an ice cream scoop to have a uniform-sized cake ball. Place these on a baking sheet.

Melt a few chocolates coated as instructed on the labels. Dip the lollipop sticks in the chocolate coating and insert them into the cake balls about halfway through.

Let these rest first for about 10 minutes, before putting them in the freezer for another 15 minutes. The cake balls should be hard, but it should not be frozen.

Meanwhile, prepare ingredients for decorating: chocolate coating and toppings. Melt the remaining chocolate coating. The chocolate should be preferably put in a tall container or should be enough to completely submerge the Cake Pops.

Get the Cake Pops from the freezer.
Carefully dip the Cake pop into the chocolate until it is all covered. Have the extra chocolate drip off, by swirling and gently tapping.

Add the coatings or toppings while the chocolate is still wet. Insert the Cake Pops into the styrofoam to let it stand and the chocolate hardens.

At a Glance of Cake Pops Making Process

Recipe type: Dessert

Ingredients

Cake
Frosting
Lollipop Sticks
Chocolate
Coating

Steps to Do

  • In a large bowl, crumble the cake.
  • Add the frosting little by little, until the cake is moist enough to form a ball, but still a bit crumbly.
  • Make bite-sized balls. Use your hands to roll the cake into balls.
  • Dip the lollipop sticks in the chocolate coating and insert them into the cake balls about halfway through.
  • Let these rest first for about 10 minutes, before putting them in the freezer for another 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare ingredients for decorating: chocolate coating and toppings. Melt the remaining chocolate coating.
  • Get the Cake Pops from the freezer.
  • Carefully dip the Cake pop into the chocolate until it is all covered. Have the extra chocolate drip off, by swirling and gently tapping.
  • Add the coatings or toppings while the chocolate is still wet.
  • Insert the Cake Pops into the styrofoam to let it stand and the chocolate hardens.

With just a few ingredients, and in 10 easy steps, you can already make mouthwatering Cake Pops in the comforts of your home kitchen!

If you have comments or suggestions, kindly use the comments section below! I would love to hear from you!

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