Cake Pops

I have been wanting to make cake pops for a really long time. I decided to give it a try this week, unfortunately it was a fail…so far.

I used box cake mix, because I honestly wasn’t sure if it would work and secondly, I couldn’t find one recipe that used non-box mix.

I however never make box mix with oil and eggs. I use 10 oz of sprite and a pudding cup. It makes the cake light and fluffy, and back when I was doing WW, it was 3 points per slice.

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I lined my pan with foil, made the batter, and put the cake in the oven. When the cake was done, I immediately pulled the foil part out of the pan and put it on a cookie rack to help the cooling process.

Why I always start these projects at 9 pm is beyond me.

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Once the cake was cooled I broke it into pieces and put in 3/4 of a jar of frosting. Again, if this was successful, the next time I would make my own frosting.

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Here is where I believe things started to go down hill. I mixed the cake and frosting by hand, I don’t think it was evenly distributed. I couldn’t find our melon baller or cookie scoop and ended up making all the balls by hand. They ended up all being different sizes.

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I put the trays in the fridge overnight.
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The next part was the dipping process. I set out my chocolate and sprinkles and had all the sticks ready
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I melt the chocolate in a double boiler and didn’t really have time to take pictures. I dipped all the stick in the chocolate and then stuck them into the balls. I read that this helps the cake fall apart.

I couldn’t get the entire cake portion covered in chocolate. I didn’t have enough chocolate it seems, and the sprinkles didn’t look great.

Nick said they were good, albeit sweet, but tasted good.

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pretty right? not so much.

Yesterday I found my melon baller. So we are giving this one more shot. Here’s hoping this one goes much smoother.

One thought on “Cake Pops

  1. I know it sounds gross but you need to add the slightest bit of Cisco to the chocolate to thin it out. This will help you to get the balls covered and to tap off any excess chocolate. I've been making cake pops for awhile and I have learned with every batch.. My favorite so far is vanilla cake with chocolate icing with peanut butter Chocolate covering. It tastes like a Reese once it cools! Good luck!!

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