Monday, April 16, 2012

Cake Pop Recipe


Cake pops are basically little smushed balls of cake and frosting (kind of like when you used to smash your birthday cake all in pieces, maybe with ice cream, and eat it as goop). You bake up a cake, let it cool, tear it into fine crumbs, stir in something to hold it all together, and roll it in balls. Easy!


Cake Ball Mix

What you need:

1 box of packaged cake mix (your choice)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 cups sugar


4 tablespoons butter


1 tablespoon milk (or more, as necessary)
Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a rack. This is a very moist cake, which is ideal for this recipe. It's best to let it cool overnight at least. When it is completely cool, break the cake into a large bowl. Crumble it with forks or your fingers until it is in fine crumbs.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and milk together until smooth. Pour into the cake crumbs and mix with a spoon. Then continue mixing with your fingers, kneading and mixing until fully incorporated into the cake. Check to see if it will roll into a ball. It should: this makes a very malleable, easy-to-handle cake mixture. But if it needs a little extra moisture, add milk a spoonful at a time.

When the mix is completely done, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. You can leave the mix refrigerated for several days at this point. I left mine in the fridge for about three days before making the balls. You could probably also freeze this.



Making the Pops

What you need:

Lollipop sticks (I found mine at Michael's)

Colored sugars, candies, and other decorative sprinkles





Prepare two large baking sheets by covering with wax paper or parchment. Take a bit of the cake mixture and roll it into a smooth ball. If you want to use the lollipop sticks, stick one into the end of each ball, pointing upward, as you put the ball back down on the sheet.

**Note: I cut the long lollipop sticks in half; they seemed a little long for the size of the balls.

 Repeat until you've used up all the mixture. As each sheet fills up, put it in the freezer so that the balls harden.


Decorating Your Cake Pops

Melt chocolate or white chocolate in a pan on the stove. If you want to make the coating a little more resistant to melting, add a small square of wax to the pot and let it melt too. Stir well. Dip each ball into the chocolate until covered.

Dip in sugar, coconut, sprinkles, or anything else you'd like to decorate with.

Put it back on the sheet to harden.

Don't refrigerate these; it will cause the coating to weep or melt. They can be frozen, however.



FINAL STEP: EAT AND ENJOY!




**HAPPY MONDAY**

33 Comments:

At April 16, 2012 at 1:18 PM , Blogger Amber said...

thank you so much for sharing this! I have wanted to make these but didn't know how! I can't wait to try.

 
At April 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM , Blogger Valerie Griffin said...

so cute!

 
At April 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM , Blogger Kristine Foley @ TheFoleyFam said...

YUM! We are long overdue for cake pops here! Thanks for the reminder! Thanks so much for following my blog! Looking forward to following your adventures! Happy Monday!

Kristine from TheFoleyFam - Unedited

 
At April 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Sierra said...

Ooooh! That looks quite good! I'll have try this recipe at some point...it looks to yummy to let alone ;) Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!)
Philippians 4:8

 
At April 16, 2012 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

 
At April 16, 2012 at 5:01 PM , Blogger 21SaraLoves said...

Great recipe! I LOVE cake pops, and thanks to you I can now make them at home :)

www.21saraloves.blogspot.com

 
At April 16, 2012 at 5:29 PM , Blogger Julie Marling said...

I am new follower from Blog Hop! I am love this recipe. I am going to email it to myself so I can make them soon. Thanks :)

http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com/

 
At April 16, 2012 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Hannah said...

I've never tried a cake pop but they always look so cute (and sound so yummy!)

 
At April 16, 2012 at 6:53 PM , Blogger Blushing Cheeks said...

Oh man, I made cake pops at my sisters for Easter, If you stop by and look at my Easter Home post you will see the pictures. They are so fun to make and even tastier to eat. Although my sister says I need more practice at decorating them. She was like the cake pop warden.

 
At April 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

Y-U-M w00t! Looks delicious!!

~Samantha
Saying hi from the Monday Meet-Up!

http://www.thepeanutsgang.com/2012/04/monday-meet-up.html

 
At April 16, 2012 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Brooke @ Covered in Grace said...

BEST cake pop tutorial. Now I'm not so intimidated and will probably try them!! Thanks for linking up today!! xxo

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Your welcome Amber!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thank you Valerie!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Haha!
Your welcome...I am interested to know/read more about you..

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:56 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

You should! It's super easy!
Love that scripture btw...

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:56 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

You so very welcome!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thank you! There ya go!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 7:58 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thank you for following me Julie.
I will be sure to check out your blog also!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Oh girl...you are missing out! They are soo good!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 8:01 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Fun!
Okay I will have to hop over to your blog and check it out!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Thanks! Oh yes they are!!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Hey thanks!! You should!

 
At April 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM , Blogger Little Tiffanista said...

YUM! thanks for stopping by today :)
Xo Tiffany

www.littletiffanista.com

 
At April 17, 2012 at 2:31 PM , Blogger Nicole Marie said...

Oh my.. this looks so good! I would totally love to make this for/with my nieces & nephew.

 
At April 18, 2012 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Shoba Anneka said...

wow ive never tried cake pops before! heard so much about them though i dont think its really kicked off in the uk as is has in other countries! i may give them a go! thanks for the recipe! x

http://she-shops-alot.blogspot.co.uk/

 
At April 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Kaysie said...

Yumm
My room mate makes these all the time and I can never resist them.

 
At April 18, 2012 at 1:57 PM , Blogger B said...

omg yummy! i love cake and cake pops! so dangerous!

 
At April 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM , Blogger Magical Day Dream said...

Wow that picture looks so so good!

x

Marielle

 
At April 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM , Blogger Girls in the Green Boots said...

LOVE cake balls! Oh so yummy! Zero calories right?!? HA!

Sarah & Kristina

 
At April 20, 2012 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

You have to! They are soo good!

 
At April 20, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Haha! I dont blame you. One of my co-workers brought them into work one day and now I am hooked!

 
At April 20, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

I totally agree! They are tempting every time!

 
At April 20, 2012 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Kimberly Bonham said...

Haha! I wish!!

 

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