Chocolate Cake Pops

I’ve had quite a few requests for a post about Cake Pops, as they are one of the items I make to give to friends and family.  They are the latest in-thing in baking trends, and even Starbucks have started selling them!

This is how I make my Chocolate Cake Pops…..

To make 60 Cake Pops you need:

  • Few drops of Sunflower or Vegetable oil.
  • 2 bags of Wilton Candy Melts, or 800g of the chocolate of your choice.  I used Red Wilton Candy Melts when I made this batch, as I was making “Red Noses” to be sold in aid of the charity Comic Relief.  Candy Melts taste like Milkybar White Chocolate.
  • 60 Lollipop Sticks (4 inch Wilton Lollipop sticks are the ones I use)
  • 4 blocks of Floral Foam (or Oasis) each with 15 holes punched in them (3 rows of 5 holes) with a lollipop stick (if you keep the plastic wrapping on, then it makes for easy cleaning!)

I buy my Floral Foam from Hobbycraft, and lollipop sticks and candy melts fromHobbycraft or Cakes Cookies and Crafts

Once the Chocolate cake has completely cooled, you can turn it into cake crumbs.  This must be done by hand, or else you will get big clumps of doughy cake.  One way of doing this is to break the cake into 4, and rub 2 pieces of cake against each other.

Gently mix in the cream cheese frosting (or vanilla buttercream icing if you would prefer), until it is completely combined and cannot be seen.  Be careful not to add it all in one go, or you could end up putting too much in.  The mix should just hold together, but not be sticky. Chill until firm.

Roll the mix into balls about the size of a walnut or ping-pong ball.

Insert a lollipop stick and place in the floral foam.

Repeat for all the remaining cake pop mix.

Melt 1 bag of the candy melts or half of the chocolate at a time (according to the instructions) and add about 5 drops of oil to improve the consistency.

Using a teaspoon, cover the cake pop with the melted candy melts or chocolate, ensuring that the base of the pop where the stick is inserted is completely covered, and then tap the stick gently with your finger to allow the excess coating to drip off.

Place in the floral foam blocks to allow the coating to set.

Repeat until all the candy melts are used up, reheating gently to melt it again every so often to keep a good consistency.

The second half of the batch of cake pops were coated using the Wilton Colorburst Brights candy melts.

These are cake pops covered in Cadburys Dairy Milk Chocolate.  Very, very nice!!

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6 Responses to Chocolate Cake Pops

  1. Lesley Beech says:

    FAB ….Love it hun xxx

  2. SarahT says:

    Thanks, Les! I made 30 of the Red Nose Pops for my Mum to take to work. She sold all of them and raised £15 for Comic Relief.

  3. philippa bruce says:

    Surprisingly easy to make, even for me!!!! I used the holes in my vegetable steamer pots to stand them in as I had no Oasis, worked wonders as the holes are just the right size to take the sticks!

  4. SarahT says:

    You should have mentioned it this morning, Philippa – I collected some oasis back from Louise at Preschool this morning – she took the Extra Special Cake Pops just before the Easter Break for her Daughters birthday!

  5. Debbie says:

    I can vouch for how good these taste. I’m dying to try making some – maybe for parents at Dylan’s party, but not sure I could do it. Might do a practice one day

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