Our first run with these little balls of heaven were for a fundraiser we catered for SPOT, a local low cost spay & neuter clinic. They were quite the hit and ever since, we have had dozens of people asking for the recipe for these little sweet treats.
So without further ado, here it is! A word to the wise- follow the directions & tips or it could get really messy!
Here’s what you need:
We use the Best Chocolate Cake Ever recipe for the cake & glaze. The name is spot on.
The only other things to pick up are the shell ingredients:
- 1 cup semi-sweet morsels
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350
- Prepare the cake as instructed in the recipe, let cool and smash well with a fork
- Prepare glaze according to the recipe then add to the cake crumbles
- (The fun part) Once it’s cool enough to touch, squeeze the cake mixture together with your hands to ensure it is mixed well
- Measure out a Tbsp full of cake and roll it into ball. *You don’t want to go much bigger than a Tbsp because they will be too heavy to hold up…trust us!
- Put the rolled balls on a plate or in a tupperware container and freeze for several hours or over night. *Do not skip this part- they WILL fall apart if you do not freeze them.
- Melt about a cup of semisweet morsels with 1 tbsp of oil in the microwave or on the stove.
- Dip the tip of your stick in the melted chocolate. *This helps it stay on the stick
- Push the chocolaty tip of the sick about 3/4 of the way into the frozen cake ball
- Keeping one hand clean and one “dirty” (read: chocolaty), carefully dip the cake-pop into the melted chocolate then smooth out wipe off any extra with a finger from your “dirty” hand. *if you leave too thick of a chocolate layer the pops will be too heavy and may fall off the stick.
- Dip the chocolaty pops in sprinkles, crushed nuts, vegan marshmallows or any other yummy topping you and think of.
- Standing the pops up in glasses is the easiest way to let them “dry”, but you can also put them pop-down in a bed of sprinkles!
Remember any pops that fall apart during the process have to be eaten & they don’t count as calories. ; )
We love cake pops. They are so very cute & fun to eat but they are definitely a lot of work without a pop-maker. Send us pictures if you try them out & let us know if you have any questions along the way!
Have you ever made cake pops before? Have any tips?