Cake Pops

Today I was in the mood to bake and I wanted to make something unique and different then I normally do. After some web surfing I came across this super cute new baking trend called cake pops. What they are is a cake that has been smashed into balls then dipped into chocolate. After stumbling upon these I started coming up with recipes that would be original and unique. I really wanted to make my ideas and share them with all of you. Since I can’t do that than I thought I would share with you the basic concept of them.

 What you need:

Cake Mix (or any one of your favorite homemade cake recipes)

Can of Frosting (or any other frosting)

Sucker sticks (I couldn’t find any so I used popsicle sticks)

Almond Bark

Sprinkles

Directions:

1) First mix and bake the cake according to the directions on the box.

2) Allow the cake to cool completely. Once completely cool crumble up the cake and put it in a large bowl. I only did half to make the next step easier.

 3) Now take a fork and stir/ crumble the cake till it is all crumbs. If you have a food processer that would work great for this!

4) Keep going until it all looks like this.

5) Now spoon in about 2/3 of the jar of frosting. You can do whatever you want to with the rest!

6) Take a Spoon or your hand and mix it until it’s mixed in and a large “cake ball”

7) Take some of the mixture and make it into a ball.

8) Place them on a cookie sheet. When all of the mixture has been shaped into balls place them into the freezer for about 15 minutes. During this time you can start melting your almond bark.

9) Next, dip the sticks into the melted chocolate.

10) Then place the stick into the cake ball. This helps the sticks stay in the cake and also provides for an extra treat when they are being consumed. I then placed them back in the freezer for about 5 minutes to help the chocolate set up better.

11) Dip the cake pops into the chocolate.

 

12) Decorate them however you would like. This is a time to be creative. I chose to do patriotic cake pops for the 4th.

The final product.

Now time to taste it!

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

By Kayla Dinkel

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