These chocolate cake pops are made with a very moist chocolate cake and wealthy chocolate frosting. Taper them to any event by sprinkling festive sprinkles overtop!
Make sure you strive our scrumptious Oreo Cake Pops too!
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Whereas penning this weblog publish it occurred to me that I had no thought who invented cake pops. I imply, it’s positively extra of a latest “invention.” Properly, apparently Angie Dudley invented cake pops. She clearly had lots of time on her arms! 😂
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I actually get pleasure from consuming a wealthy and moist chocolate cake with a fork, however having it on a stick is waaaay extra enjoyable! Plus it makes it 100X simpler for company to eat (much less dishes… why is that all the time the very first thing that involves my thoughts??)
And howdy… cake on a stick? Tremendous cute.
Cake Pop Components
- You’ll want the elements to make chocolate cake: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla, and scorching water.
- Frosting elements: butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
- Sweet melts, or chocolate for coating.
- Lollipop sticks
- Sprinkles, should you wanna be fancy.
Methods to make Cake Pops
- Make the chocolate cake. As soon as baked, let the cake cool within the pan for 10 minutes, then cool on a wire rack utterly.
- Make the frosting. Whereas the cake is cooling make the chocolate frosting. I like to make use of my kitchen assist for this as a result of it simply makes life a lot simpler (in my view).
- Crumble the cake into the frosting. You could be aggressive when crumbling the cake, ha! Crumble the cake completely, ensuring there are not any massive cake chunks.
- Combine the cake and frosting collectively. I exploit the paddle attachment on my stand mixer and simply combine it for a minute or two. Combine till the frosting and the crumbled cake come collectively. It should look much like the photograph under.
- Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls. I exploit a 1 tablespoon sized cookie dough scoop to portion out the cake pops. This makes the method a lot quicker/simpler.
- Place the rolled balls on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Chill the cake balls within the fridge for two hours (or in a single day) or within the freezer for at the least 1 hour.
- Dip the cake pops. Soften chocolate (extra on this in direction of the underside of this publish) in a liquid measuring cup. Dip the ends of the lollipop sticks within the melted chocolate, you need the highest 1/2″ inch of the stick coated in chocolate. Insert the chocolate dipped stick into the middle of the chilled cake ball, pushing the cake ball about 1/2 to three/4 the way in which by way of the ball. Place again on the baking sheet, and repeat till every cake pop has a lollipop stick.
- Chill the cake pops. Place the cake balls within the freezer for at the least half-hour to relax, the cake pops ought to be chilly earlier than totally dipping them within the melted chocolate.
- Dip the cake pops into the chocolate coating till it’s utterly lined. Gently faucet the lollipop stick in opposition to the aspect of the measuring cup to permit extra chocolate to drip off.
- Add sprinkles. Instantly after dipping within the chocolate, roll the cake pop within the sprinkles OR sprinkle the sprinkles overtop of the moist chocolate. Use blue or pink sprinkles for child bathe cake pops, Christmas coloured sprinkles for Christmas themed cake pops… you catch my drift. Make this suit your wants.
- Place the cake pops in a Styrofoam block to set. That is one of the simplest ways to get them to set with out ruining the gorgeous look! It’s not vital to make use of a styrofoam block. You possibly can place the chocolate dipped cake pops on the baking sheet (lollipop stick pointing in direction of the ceiling) they usually can set that means.
Storing Cake Pops
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Retailer cake pops at room temperature for five days.
Retailer cake pops in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 1 week.
Freeze un-dipped cake balls in a freezer-safe ziplock bag for six months.
If you happen to’re eager to freeze dipped cake pops, one of the simplest ways to keep away from the chocolate from cracking is to forestall drastic temperature adjustments. So let the chocolate set, then place within the fridge after which the freezer. You would possibly expertise slight condensation if you take away them from the freezer. They may final for 3 months within the freezer.
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Extra Scrumptious Recipes
- Chocolate Eclair Cake
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Moist Chocolate Cake