Friday, May 17, 2013

Cake pops recipe

My new obsession has a name and is called cake pops. Ok,I adore cupcakes but the new fashion on the streets are the cake pops. I am sure that if you are a Starbucks fan you have probably already seen them there first. Now, it is the coolest and easiest idea ever for great parties and special occasions.
Big's nephew has her nameday a few days ago and since I am here stuck in the island (the season opened a few days ago by the way) I decided to contribute by sending them a pile of cupcakes. The kids loved and so did I preparing them!
There are plenty of ways to make cake pops,here I will share with you the easy non bake recipe!

  • Chocolate Cake, prepared (lol)
  • Chocolate Frosting (amount depends on moistness of cake. I used two big spoonfuls.)
  • 2 boxes Premium white chocolate
  • cake pop sticks
  • sprinkles
  1. Add cake to a large bowl.
  2. Crumble until it resembles fine crumbs
  3. Add in frosting a little bit at a time until cake is moist and can hold a ball shape, yet still slightly crumbly.
  4. Use your hands to incorporate the frosting into the cake crumbs.
  5. Use a mini ice cream scoop and scoop out two balls of cake mixture.
  6. Roll the mixture into a tight ball and place on a plate.
  7. Repeat until all the cake mixture has been rolled into balls.
  8. Melt 2-4 ounces of white chocolate in the microwave.
  9. Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the white chocolate and insert into the cake balls about half-way.
  10. Freeze for about 20 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile prepare all of your decorating supplies.
  12. Melt the remaining chocolate in a large cup. Make sure you have enough chocolate to completely submerge the cake ball.
  13. Remove cake balls from freezer.
  14. Dip cake balls carefully into the chocolate until covered.
  15. Let the excess chocolate drip off. Swirl and tap gently if needed.
  16. Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. It will harden quickly.
  17. Stick the decorated cake pop into a styrofoam block to finish setting.
  18. Place into the freezer to speed up setting time.
  19. Cover with a clear treat bag & ribbon for gift giving, if desired.
  20. Store in a single layer, in an airtight container.
  21. Enjoy!