Before Valentine’s Day, my sister and I were trying to think of some kind of treat to make in celebration of the holiday. What better treat for Valentine’s day than a cake pop? They are so delicious! The recipe involves blending a cake together with frosting. Shaping the cake mixture into balls and then dipping them into almond bark. These little suckers could be used for any holiday and even birthdays if the decorations were changed up a bit. (like my little pun there?) ;)
The recipe is as follows:
Take a package of cake mix (any flavor) and bake two rounds according to the package directions. Let the cakes cool completely, then cut them into wedges and put them into your mixers’ bowl, crumble them until the mixture is evenly crumbled then add to the cake one whole can of frosting (again, any flavor) once the mixture is combined take a 2 tsp scoop and place two scoops on top of each other, then roll until they are round making sure that any knobs on the cake balls are molded back into a round shape. After all the dough has been distributed and rolled, place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until the cake balls have firmed up a bit. Melt some almond bark or chocolate until it is runny (if it seems thicker than you want it to be, add vegetable oil or shortening until you have the desired consistency) take 24 lollipop sticks and dip the ends up to 1/2” in the chocolate and stick one in each cake ball, place in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened (30 minutes or so) then take the cake pops out of the fridge and dip them in the chocolate (you may need to reheat the chocolate if it has set up again if you are going to put sprinkles on the cake pops then sprinkle them now, if you prefer to make some drizzled, then wait until the chocolate shell has hardened. Also, if you want the cake pops to be made like we have ours (see above picture) then while they are drying stick the ends in a piece of Styrofoam and let them dry.