December 21, 2012

DIY: Christmas Cake Pops

I've always wanted to make cake pops but have yet to make them. So, when I saw my friend Siobhan's Instagram of her delicious Christmas cake pops, I had to ask her to share how she made them.

  • 1 box of red velvet cake mix (or make it from scratch)
  • 1 can of cream cheese frosting
  • 2 bags of milk chocolate chips (or dark/white, whatever you'd like)
  • Assorted sprinkles and decorative chips
  • Lollipop sticks (optional)

  1. If you're making red velvet cake from the box, just make the cake according to the instructions. Or, you can make it from scratch without the frosting. This part is pretty straight forward.
  2. Once your cake is ready, remove it from the oven and let it cool. After it's cooled, break the cake apart into a larger bowl. This is where the cream cheese frosting will come in. You'll want to mix the frosting and broken-up cake together into small balls. Set these rolled-up balls into a separate bowl.
  3. After all of your cake balls are ready, place the bowl in the fridge to cool. While you're waiting, grab your two bags of chocolate and melt them. You can either do this in the microwave or on the stove. Melting chocolate in a microwave can be tricky. Once you go past the melting point, the chocolate gets clumpy and in scientific terms—it's a lost cause. I'd recommend melting the chips on a stove with a double boiler. Consistently stir to make sure all of the chips melt evenly. Once the chocolate is thoroughly melted, turn off the stove (or take it out of the microwave).
  4. Line a large tray with wax paper. Then, take out the cooled cake balls from the fridge and dip them individually into the melted chocolate. Toothpicks or prongs might work best for this. Place the chocolate-covered cake pops on the wax paper tray and cover with chips and sprinkles. 
  5. Insert the lollipop sticks in the center of each cake pop before the chocolate cools.
  6. Enjoy! 

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