Cake pops are cake made into small balls with a wooden stick, for easy eating. They are normally covered with chocolate and all types of decorations.Jump to Recipe
They are pretty easy to make, even if they don´t seem like it. You just have to make a basic cake and some other sticky ingredient to make the dough easy to work with, and for it to hold its shape.
Now, even though they are really easy to make, you have to take a few things into account for it not to be a complete mess:
- The covering chocolate. You should absolutely use a covering chocolate specifically since not all types of chocolates will work here. When you buy it make sure it´s for covering. This chocolate will dry up faster and it will be easier to cover and decorate the cake pops.
- Decorating. We recommend using light weight sprinkles and decorations. Of course you can go crazy with it and decorate it as you like, but just know that sometimes less is more.
- Drying time. Once you form the cake balls, you have to give them some time to rest in the fridge. The same thing goes after inserting the wooden sticks into them and after covering them with chocolate and decorating.
- Serving. You can serve them facing down on a plate, like we did here and let them dry like that. Or you can put them on some expanded polystyrene or some other material to dry, it all depends on how you want to serve them.
If you like this recipe, you have to go check out our red velvet whoopie pies.
Chocolate cake pops
- 1/2 recipe of our chocolate pound cake
- 1/4 C (60 gr) cream cheese at room temperature
- 10.60 oz (300 gr) white covering chocolate
- 16 wooden or plastic sticks
- Sprinkles to decorate
- Once the chocolate pound cake is ready and has cooled down completely, cover it with plastic kitchen wrap and let it rest for at least an hour in the fridge. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight or even use a pound cake previously frozen. Either way, it is best to use a pound cake that has had time to rest and is cold.
- Put the pound cake in a big bowl and crumble it apart using your hands. Then try to form a sort of dough.
- Add in the cream cheese and continue kind of kneading to mix the cake and cream cheese together. You will get a smooth sticky yet firm dough.
- Form about 16 same size small balls with the dough and place them on a baking sheet. On a plate, put the sprinkles or decorations you´ll use for the cake pops.
- Put the chocolate, in pieces, in a small bowl and melt in the microwave in 30 seconds intervals, meaning you heat it up for 30 seconds, take it out and mix it using a fork. You then continue to repeat this as needed until the chocolate is melted. This keeps it from burning. You could also melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
- Once the chocolate is melted (it is important not to let it sit, since it will dry up), take a wooden stick and cover one of the ends with a little bit of chocolate to then insert it halfway into one of the chocolate balls. Repeat this with all the balls and put them in the fridge for 5 minutes until the chocolate hardens a little and it forms a base that holds the cake pop.
- Once this time has passed, take one cake pop at a time and put it in the chocolate (you may want to put the chocolate in a glass or cup) spinning it to completely cover in chocolate. Once covered, shake it carefully to remove the excess chocolate and cover it with sprinkles right away to decorate as wanted. It is important not to use heavy decorations or they will likely fall off.
- Put the cake pops face down on a plate or insert them on expanded polystyrene or some other material suited for this to completely dry up. Refrigerate for 10 minutes and they are ready!