I made a four layer chocolate cake for my nieces 8th birthday recently. During the process to get the layers the same size and levelled I ended up with excess cake pieces. I had volunteers who wanted to just munch the left over cake as is but I have wanted to make cake pops for a while this felt like a good opportunity to try. Here is our Chocolate Cake Pops recipe!
Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe
Step 1 – Grab some left over cake or make a small cake especially for this. The amount used is flexible but half of an average sized cake should be more than enough. It is a good way to use up leftovers.
Step 2 – Crumble the cake. It is up to you how fine you want your crumbs to be. The recipe works well with a medium-fine crumb as well as with chunks of cake.
Step 3 – Gather your ingredients. Â Combine the butter and Kremelta in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Â Add the vanilla.
- ¼ cup room temperature butter
- ¼ cup Kremelta (vegetable shortening)
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups icing sugar
- 1 -3 tspn milk
Step 4 – Add the sifted icing sugar and beat for a few minutes until well combined. This mixture will be slightly stiff.
Step 5 – Add the frosting to the crumbled cake.
Step 6 – Mix until combined.
Step 7 – Create small balls of the mixture. I used a small ice cream scoop (4 cm diameter – similar to this one) so that the size of them would be fairly uniform. Place cake balls on a tray and chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Step 8 – Break up the chocolate so that it is easier to melt. Place chocolate and oil into a microwave proof jug and heat for 1 minute on high. Stir and heat again, checking every 20-30 seconds. I shouldn’t take more than 2 ½ minutes.
- 350g chocolate
- 1 tbspn oil
Step 9 – Gather your supplies: the chilled cake balls, melted chocolate, sprinkles (optional) and ice cream sticks / lollipop sticks.
Step 10 – Dip the end of the stick into the chocolate. Place the stick, with the chocolate end, approximately of the way into the cake balls. The chocolate will help the stick stay in place.
Step 11 – Dunk the cake pop into the melted chocolate so that it is completely covered. As you remove the cake pop from the chocolate let the excess chocolate drop back into the bowl and spin the cake pop slowly so that the chocolate doesn’t drip down the stick. Sprinkle with 100s and 1000s.
I managed to find some polystyrene to stand my cake pops in while the chocolate set. You could also use craft foam or a cardboard box. Anything really! If you are unable to find anything to stand them in, you could set them on their bottoms so that they are flat like a candy apple.
Now that you’ve made your first batch of cake pops you can let your creativity take over as the combinations are endless!
If you’ve had a go at our Chocolate Cake Pop recipe, send us a photo or let us know. We would love to see your creativity!