Christmas Cake Pops

I am so in love with these cake pops! They are the perfect party dessert and are so easy to make! No more needing to spend over $2 buying each one at Starbucks!

What you will need

 9-by-13-inch Cake- I used Red Velvet & White Cake. My Red Velvet Recipe can be found below.

2 cups butter cream frosting ( I prefer cream cheese butter-cream frosting)

1 package of Candy Melts (you choose your color!). You can find these at Michaels Craft Store.

Sprinkles & other edible goodies you can decorate your pops with.

 

There are only a few simple steps into making cake pops. You first need to start by making a cake. I made a simple white cake and also a red velvet cake for Christmas. The recipes for the red velvet cake can be found below.

 

Red Velvet Cake

Adapted from Paula Deen

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cocoa

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups canola oil

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 (1-ounce) bottle red food coloring

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup buttermilk

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round layer cake pans.

Sift flour, baking soda and coco together. Beat sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl mix together oil, vinegar, food coloring, and vanilla. Add to the bowl of eggs and sugar and beat until combined.

Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the wet mixture by alternating the buttermilk and dry ingredients. Always start with the flour and end with the flour.

Pour batter into pans. Tap them on the table to level out the batter and release air bubbles. Bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted near the middle comes out clean.

Let the cake cool completely on a wire rack for about 15 minutes before turning it out of the pan.

Once cool you will need to cut the cake into sections and then rub the sections together to crumble the cake into fine pieces.  Next add your icing.

Mix the icing with the cake and then go ahead and form your cake balls

You can now go ahead and melt your candy melts. Read the instructions on the back of the package-although they all have similar instructions. You can either melt them in a double boiler or just stick them in the microwave in 30 second intervals as I had done. Please melt them in a glass bowl! I used a ceramic bowl and it ended up burning one package of my candy melts!

Once your cake balls are formed and your candy melts have melted- you will need to dip each of your popsicle sticks in the candy melt mixture before placing it in the cake pop. Once you have done this, you will then need to let the cake pops cool so the candy melt hardens and forms a base around the lollipop stick. This secures the cake pop for when you go and dip the whole ball in the candy melt.

Next, 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 candy melt falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too. If you are planning on decorating your cake pops- now is the time to do so. Once done insert your cake pop into a styrofoam block to harden.

…and voilla! How simple was that!?

Happy Holidays! From my kitchen to yours xo

-R 

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