With both of the boys birthdays coming up very soon I have been trying to learn how to make new treats for their parties. I recently came across Wilton’s Pops in A Post Contest and decided to give making Cake Balls a try the other night.
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
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup Frosting
- 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.
- In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain, you can crumble the cake easily with 2 forks.
- Add frosting and mix with fingers until well combined.
- Form mixture into cake balls.
- Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours to let harden.
- Melt Candy Melts in 30 second intervals in microwave (50% power) 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)
I decided to make our Cake Pops with Red Velvet Cake and Vanilla Frosting, I also used some Candy Melts that we had and also some coconut and pink/red/white sprinkles we had from last Valentine’s Day for the toppings.
I was very impressed with the way the Cake Balls turned out. The only advice I have is to sprinkle the toppings on the cake pops, do not roll them in it, or you will have a mess and melted chocolate falling everywhere. My kitchen was already a little messy since my 2 year old wanted to help and spllled sprinkles and chocolate everywhere, but I enjoyed having his company and the Cake Balls came out delicious. I plan on making them for both Baby Boy and Little Man’s Birthday parties in Feb and March.