November 4, 2011

Halloween Cake Pops

No matter what they are called, cake pops, cake candy or cake balls, they are just delicious and irresistible! They are easier to make than most people think. All you need is a box of cake mix, a can of frosting and your choice of candy melts. I made these for my kids for Halloween, and they loved eating them as much as they loved making them! Now rub your hands and get rolling.

What you need - Makes about 45 pops
1 box of your favorite cake mix, and the other things mentioned on the box to bake the cake.
8 oz of ready frosting or
1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 1 Tbsp warm milk and 1/4 cup butter/cream cheese
Lollipop sticks
Sheet of waxed paper.
Styrofoam bed or thermacol sheet
2 lb chocolate or candy melts of your choice and color


Bake the cake as the instructions say on the box. Cool it completely. You can just leave it in the baked pan. Crumble it with your bare hands (better still, give this to your little kids, they will enjoy it!) until it is in fine crumbs. Add in half of the ready frosting, you may add all of it if you like.

If you have chosen the latter, then in a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and milk together until smooth. Pour into the cake crumbs and mix well yet gently, kneading until you can roll it into a ball. If you think it is not moist, add some more milk. Wrap a plastic wrap around it and let it chill overnight. When it is chill enough, roll them out into uniform balls, one cake box makes about 40-45 pops.

Now melt a handful of candy melts in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until the liquid is warm and smooth, or use a double boiler in a hot water bath.

Dip one end of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate/candy and insert it into the rolled balls, just halfway, do this to all the cake balls and freeze them for an hour or two until they harden.

Cover a baking sheet with wax paper. I forgot to get the paper and Styrofoam from the store, and had to improvise.

When the pops are ready to be dipped, melt all the chocolate/candy in a microwave or double boiler. Stir it well to get a smooth consistency.

Dip each ball into the chocolate until covered. You may decorate it with any other toppings if you like. 

Stand them up by sticking them into a Styrofoam bed, if you don’t have it, place it heads down on a plate. Freeze just until the chocolate sets. Enjoy!