Recently at Amanda Judge offices, we have fallen in love with cake pops! Such a cute twist on a classic dessert, the perfect portions and just the right amount of sweet to satisfy any craving! We love how simple they are to make too, check out this recipe from Craftsy.com! From our kitchen to yours, happy saturday and happy baking!
How to make cake pops
A cake – Any kind of cake will do. It can be a box mix or your favorite “from scratch” recipe.
Icing – For best results, use a buttercream that is made with only butter, no shortening. (This will help your cake pops stay together better when they are dipped.)
A plate lined with parchment paper
Cake pop sticks or sucker sticks
Candy Melts – At least 24 oz. This is also referred to as summer coating, chocolate coating or candy coating.
Styrofoam to place your cake pops in once you are finished dipping.
Step 1: making and preparing cake
Take your cake out of the pan and dump it in a bowl. Next, using your gloved or very clean hands, mash up the cake into small crumbs.
Next, add a small amount of icing to your cake crumbs. You will want to add about a ½ cup of icing for 5 cups of crumbs. Again, using your hands, mix up the icing and cake until it is fully incorporated and the cake can form into balls and hold together.
Step 2: forming the cake pops
Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out your cake pops, then using your hands, roll the cake pops into tight balls.
Step 3: inserting sticks and freezing
Place them on your plate and insert the sticks about half to three- quarters of the way into the cake pop.
Place them in the freezer for at least one hour.
Step 4: Remove from freezer and melt chocolate
After an hour, pull your cake pops out of the freezer. They need a few minutes to warm up just a little.
If it takes longer than 15-20 minutes to melt your chocolate, place your cake pops in the refrigerator, then let them warm slightly before dipping.
Melt your chocolates according to package instructions.
Step 5: dipping time!
Gently dip your cake pops into the candy melts all the way to the stick, don’t twist them too much and don’t let them touch the sides or the bottom of the bowl.
You can use the spatula to push the chocolate up to the stick as you turn the cake pop. Gently pull them out and shake them carefully. You can also tap them gently on the side of the bowl. Once you have gotten most of the extra chocolate off the cake pops, twirl it just a little while shaking it gently to help even out the remaining chocolate.
Then place the cake pop upright in the Styrofoam to dry.
Step 6: finish dipping and enjoy!
Continue to dip the remaining cake pops into the chocolate.
Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and enjoy!
Have a wonderful saturday!