One of my favorite items to make for parties are Cake Pops. They are small and hand-held and everyone always just loves them so much. Trust me, there are never any leftover desserts when Cake Pops are involved. With making Cake Pops so much I have perfected the process. Make the cake (FYI – I find that making the cake in cupcake form is easier and quicker) / Make the frosting / Turn the cake into crumbs / Mix in the frosting / Create a “Cake Dough” (This is what I’m showing you right now!) / Roll the cake dough into balls / Melt the coating / Stick the lollipop stick into the cake balls / Dip the cake balls / Let dry / Done! Wow I never realized how many steps there were. So many steps to create such a perfect dessert. But so so worth.
One of the most important steps in making Cake Pops is creating the Cake Dough and rolling the dough in perfect little balls. I have created a process that makes this step so much easier. And ultimately makes the perfect looking Cake Pops.
What you do is place the cake in a food processor and pulse until crumbs are created. Add frosting and pulse until a dough starts to form. You know have added the correct amount of frosting when the dough pulls away from the side and creates a ball-like dough. You don’t want the cake dough to be too wet so add the frosting little by little and don’t add too much. Once the dough has formed, remove the dough from the food processor and create little cake balls. The dough will be soft and smooth and should be easy to roll into perfectly shaped balls.
Now your ready to make the most perfect Cake Pops ever. Dip ’em – decorate ’em – eat ’em. Enjoy!
- Pre-Baked Cake
- Frosting or Buttercream
- Food Processor
- Place the cake in a food processor and pulse until crumbs are created.
- Add frosting and pulse until a dough starts to form. You know have added the correct amount of frosting when the dough pulls away from the side and creates a ball-like dough. You don't want the cake dough to be too wet so add the frosting little by little and don't add too much.
- Once the dough has formed, remove the dough from the food processor and create little cake balls. The dough will be soft and smooth and should be easy to roll into perfectly shaped balls.
- Place the cake balls on a baking sheet in the refrigerator to firm up the cake balls (no longer than 15 minutes).
- While the cake balls are in the refrigerator, melt the candy coating. Place the candy coating in a heatproof bowl and set it over a pot of simmering water. Stir the candy coating until they have completely melted and are smooth. Remove the bowl from the pot and place it on the counter.
- Now you are ready to create your cake lollipops.
- Remove the cake balls from the refrigerator and place it next to your bowl of melted candy coating. Also place the lollipop sticks and wax paper next to the candy coating; lying out the wax paper on a flat surface. I think it’s easiest to create an assembly line on the counter – lollipop sticks, cake balls, melted candy coating, wax paper.
- To make the cake lollipops, stick the end of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating (abut ¼ inch up). Place the stick into the top of the cake ball. Dunk the cake lollipops into the candy coating until the cake ball is fully covered in the candy coating. Carefully tap the excess candy coating off of the cake lollipop. Place the cake lollipop onto the wax paper (with the cake ball right onto the wax paper, and the cake lollipop sticking up). At this point, add sprinkles or any decoration you would like.
- Allow the cake pops to cool and harden before serving.