Cake Pops have become a huge hit, whether it’s for a BBQ, birthday party, or graduation party there’s almost always no leftovers. I love how you can have them match any theme, red, white and blue for the 4th of July, pastel colors for Easter, and so on. Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet cake…the choices are endless. For my son’s pre-k graduation I decided to make Cake Pops using some of the non traditional Wilton candy melt colors that I recently found at Michael’s Crafts Store; purple, light blue, and light green, as well as chocolate. The chocolate with chocolate sprinkles always seems to be the first to go.
Making cake pops can be a bit time consuming since you’ll need to bake a cake, and let the sticks harden before fully dipping them into the chocolate. But the end result is well worth it. I love seeing the smiles on all the children’s faces as they enjoy them.
Make Your Own Cake Pops:
- 1 box (about 18 ounces) of your Favorite cake mix
- 1 box (3.4 ounces) instant pudding and pie filling mix
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup Ready-To-Use White Decorator Icing
- Candy Melts
- Toppings - nuts, sprinkles, coconut ect
- 9 x 13 in. Baking Pan
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray your 13 x 9 pan with vegetable pan spray.
- In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, and oil, beat at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Pour into cake pan.
- Bake 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes.
- Divide the cake in half.
- In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain, you can crumble the cake easily with 2 forks.
- Add icing and mix with fingers until well combined.
- Form mixture into cake balls.
- Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.
- Melt Candy Melts in 30 second intervals in microwave or on a stove top.
- Dip sticks into melted Candy Melts and insert into cake balls; let set, you can place in the freezer to speed up the process - about 20 minutes.
- Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts.
- Sprinkle on your decorations (chopped up candy, nuts, sprinkles, ect)