Friday, November 27, 2009

Recipe Fridays!



Cake Pops

This recipe comes from the wonderful Bakerella, and after having tried it once, I'm ready to try again! They're not easy, especially at the dipping-coating stage, so I think I'll need some practice to get them right. I used a strawberry cake mix and frosting (my favorite), and pink candy coating, but this would work with any mix. It just takes practice to get them looking nice!

1 box cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)

1 can frosting (16 oz.)
Wax paper
 candy melts (1 lb. pkg.)
Lollipop sticks

Directions

1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
4. Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
5. Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
6. Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
7. Once firm, 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 chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
8. Place in a styrofoam block to dry.


Note: I think cake pops are a little more difficult to make than the cupcake pops because of trying to get the candy coating smooth. So, If you haven’t made them before, check out this post for red velvet cake balls and this one for cupcake pops.



4 comments:

Jamie said...

Wow I never would have thought of something like this in a million years! Thanks!

Costume Queen said...

Mmmmmm, those look REALLY good!!! =D

I am not a cook by any means (and any attempt on my part to make them would probably result in frustration and failure), but I may have to see if my mom wants to try making them.

InspiredDreamer said...

Oh wow, those look fantastic! Not that I need any new reasons to eat cake, but it's always nice to get new recipes!

BTW thanks for keeping it real with the warning that these need practice... I always get irritated when people make something look so easy when they actually had to work hard on it too! :)

Kanga said...

LOVE cake pops and cake truffles (aka cake balls). Bakerella is the master at these! *smile*