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Chocolate Cake Pops – A Beautiful Mess


Cake pops are a delicious, bite-sized dessert that adds fun to any party or event. These chocolate covered cake balls on a stick are made with a homemade chocolate cake recipe, so they are extra rich and delicious.

Cake pops are perfect for parties because they are individual servings, can be made in advance, and you can decorate them however you like, so they’re easy to customize to fit party themes and holiday occasions.

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What you need to make chocolate balls

  • Chocolate cake: You can use our delicious homemade recipe below, or you can also use a chocolate cake mix if you prefer.
  • Frosting tray: You will also need one store-bought container chocolate frost.
  • Cake pop sticks: While it is the most common in use Sticks like thisYou can also use forks or edible items like pretzel bars!
  • Candy Melts: these Chocolate discs It’s the easiest way to get a chocolate coating because it melts easily and comes in lots of color options.
  • Edible decorations: Use any sprinkles or non-barrels you want to decorate.
  • Microwave or double boiler: You can melt candy in the microwave, but you can also use it Double boiler To do this on the stove top or Melting chocolate like this.

Frequently asked questions

Can you use chocolate chips instead of candy melts in cake pops?

Although candy melts work best with cake pops, you can also use chocolate chips instead. The mixture will be a little thicker and a little harder to work with (but still good). The crust around the cake will be thicker once the chocolate has set.

Chocolate cake pops

How to make chocolate cake balls

1. Bake the cake: Bake the cake according to the recipe and leave it to cool completely.

2. Add the cream and mix: Pour the baked cake into a large mixing bowl. Add half of the frosting bowl. Using an overfilled container makes the cake balls a bit soft and difficult to handle once dipped in chocolate. But this is how you can make cake balls stick together using frosting. Use clean hands to mix the cream and cake together. The cake mixture will be very smooth, but moldable.

It’s best to start with a smaller amount of frosting as you can always add more if you need it, but you can’t remove it if you use too much.

3. Roll cake balls: Shape the cake dough into small balls (about 3 tablespoons each). You don’t want it to be too big, just so that it fits easily in the palm of your hand.

Once you have all the lollipops shaped (a standard sized cake will make about 35-40 cakes), place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes.

4. Melt your candy: Melt candy in the microwave in 30-second increments at half power. You can also use Double boiler To do this on the stove top or Melting chocolate like this. If you need to thin out the candy melts, you can add a teaspoon of canola or vegetable oil once it’s melted and you can reheat the chocolate for 15 seconds at a time to re-melt it if it ever starts to harden.

5. Connect the cake stick: First, dip your stick into the melted chocolate and push two-thirds of the stick into the cooled cake pan.

6. Dipping cake pan: Dip the included cake pop into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip from the pop. Gently press the cake pop stick against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Next, add any additional decorations and store the cake upright while it sets (unless you don’t mind a flat-bottomed cake).

You can keep them upright in several ways such as sticking them in a bowl filled with granulated white sugar or rice or you can stick them in a block of Styrofoam.

Tips for making

  • Add the frosting to the cake crumbs in small amounts until you have enough to stick together.
  • use A small scoop of biscuits Scoop the cake mixture until you get equal portions for each cake.
  • Make sure the cake pops are well cooled before plating.
  • Have your decorations close at hand and ready to go so you can set them up while the chocolate is still melting.
  • You can use a tall glass to pour the melted chocolate into so that you have a small drenching tank to submerge the entire cake in.
Chocolate cake pops

Frequently asked questions

How do I store my cake pops?

If you make them in advance, you can store the completed cake pops at room temperature for 1 to 2 weeks. You can store them for up to four weeks in the refrigerator, but the cold can create some condensation on your decorations and cause them to bleed or become slightly warped.

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Make the cake:

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, mix the water, oil, vanilla extract, and vinegar together. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry.

  • Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely.

Make cake balls:

  • Add the cream and mix: Pour the baked cake into a large mixing bowl. Add half of the frosting bowl. Using an overfilled container makes the cake balls a bit soft and difficult to handle once dipped in chocolate. But this is how you can make cake balls stick together using frosting. Use clean hands to mix the cream and cake together. The cake mixture will be very smooth, but moldable.It’s best to start with a smaller amount of frosting as you can always add more if you need it, but you can’t remove it if you use too much.
  • Roll cake balls: Shape the cake dough into small balls (about 3 tablespoons each). You don’t want it to be too big, just so that it fits easily in the palm of your hand.Once you have all the lollipops shaped (a standard sized cake will make about 35-40 cakes), place them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Melt your candy: Melt candy in the microwave in 30-second increments at half power. You can also use Double boiler To do this on the stove top or Melting chocolate like this. If you need to thin out the candy melts, you can add a teaspoon of canola or vegetable oil once it’s melted and you can reheat the chocolate for 15 seconds at a time to re-melt it if it ever starts to harden.
  • Attach the cake pop stick: First, dip your stick into the melted chocolate and push two-thirds of the stick into the cooled cake pan.

  • Dip the cake pan: Dip the included cake pop into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip from the pop. Gently press the cake pop stick against the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Next, add any additional decorations and store the cake upright while it sets (unless you don’t mind a flat-bottomed cake).You can keep them upright in several ways such as sticking them in a bowl filled with granulated white sugar or rice or you can stick them in a block of Styrofoam.

Notes

Tips for making

  • Add the frosting to the cake crumbs in small amounts until you have enough to stick together.
  • use A small scoop of biscuits Scoop the cake mixture until you get equal portions for each cake.
  • Make sure the cake pops are well cooled before plating.
  • Have your decorations close at hand and ready to go so you can set them up while the chocolate is still melting.
  • You can use a tall glass to pour the melted chocolate into so that you have a small drenching tank to submerge the entire cake in.

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Nutritional facts

Chocolate cake balls

Amount per service

% daily value*

*Percent Daily Values ​​are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Nutrition is automatically calculated using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where appropriate, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.



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