Cake Pops

"After sampling one of these little gems at Starbucks, I just had to make some of my own! They are so delicious, can be customized with numerous different flavor combinations, and can be decorated for any occasion. They're a bit of work, but so worth it."
Cake Pops created by margieshea
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  • 1 (18 ounce) cake mix, desired flavor, prepared according to package
  • 2 -3 eggs (or whatever your package calls for)
  • 13 cup oil (or whatever your package calls for)
  • 0.5 (16 ounce) can frosting, any flavor, store bought
  • 7 ounces white chocolate candy melts (or any flavor you like)
  • candy sprinkles (optional)


  • Bake cake according to package and let cool.
  • Crumble entire cake in food processor, in batches if necessary, and empty into mixing bowl.
  • Mix in 1/2 can of store bought frosting or equal amount of homemade frosting until a dough forms (tends to be easiest by hand).
  • Scoop and form into one inch balls, easiest if using a small cookie scooper.
  • Melt Wilton Candy Melts according to package.
  • For each cake pop, first dip the very end of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert about half way into cake ball).
  • Chill uncoated cake pops for at least 1 hour.
  • Re-melt Wilton Candy Melts, and coat the cake pops one by one, dipping one side and turning to coat completely.
  • After coated, stand the cake pop up in the styrofoam block or shirt box and decorate with sprinkles before coating is set.
  • For a cute presentation, insert into lollipop treat bags and secure with a twistie tie or ribbon.
  • You can also decorate with drizzled chocolate or candy melts, in whatever color you choose.
  • Combination Ideas:

  • - white cake mix with vanilla frosting, vanilla coating.
  • - chocolate cake mix with chocolate frosting, chocolate or peanut butter coating.
  • - pumpkin cake mix with vanilla frosting, vanilla or chocolate coating.
  • - spice cake mix with vanilla frosting, vanilla or chocolate coating.
  • - vanilla cake mix with mint extract, vanilla frosting, chocolate coating.
  • - blueberry muffin mix with vanilla frosting, vanilla coating.
  • - banana bread mix with vanilla frosting, vanilla coating.
  • - cinnamon coffee cake mix with vanilla frosting, vanilla coating with a dash of cinnamon.
  • - cheesecake (store bought or homemade) mixed in with graham cracker crust, dipped in chocolate.
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  1. Gail E.
    These are so delicious and easy!! I’ve tried strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting, yum! My favorite is Devils Food chocolate cake, and using equal chocolate frosting and Nutella:). Tastes like a truffle!!! And I use chocolate bark to cover. My oh my!!!
  2. Baker4Life
    oh my goodness! So delicious. I have never made cake pops before, but these turned out beautiful. i did a combo of yellow cake with a chocolate chip covering and heart sprinkles for Vt day, and everyone loved them. FYI, if you don't own a food processor, you can just mash the cake with a fork. I did have to add a 1\2 cup more frosting though, because i couldn't form them into balls but other then that, i will definitely be making these again. thx for recipe
  3. Krissy S.
    I have made cake pops before and sadly, this is the worst receipe I have ever used. The consistency of the cake is just disgusting. It has been a few years since I last made cake pops and I was in a hurry so I didn't do my homework and look at other receipes. Other recipes use a fraction of the frosting. The amount of frosting that this receipe calls for makes the "dough" the consistency of something that has already been chewed and spit out. I thought maybe the "dough" would be better after freezing the balls. After the balls were semi frozen, they were still gross. Then I thought maybe the chocolate coating will save the day. But even after the chocalte coating, the balls were still terrible. They looked pretty, but the texture and taste was simply foul. If I could give this receipe zero stars I would. After this baking failure, I read up on cake pops from etablised and respected bakers. It seems that the proper amount of frosting is about 1-2 tablespoons.
  4. mommyoffour
    These are so good. We made these for a baby shower we were hosting and it was so much better then a whole cake. We made vanilla, chocolate and lemon ones. thanks so much for this wonderful version of cake.
  5. mama smurf
    Wow oh wow! My daughter makes these so when I found this recipe I had to give it a try. I used chocolate cake mix and frosting and then just the chocolate melts sprinkled with color shots. Messy and they do fall apart some but like my daughters, oh so good!! Thank you for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2014.

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