Valentine’s Day is just 1 week away!!
Are you celebrating with someone you love?
Or are you single and ready to mingle?
Or do you fall in between like me and my husband… certainly not single but not really doing anything? Hello… it’s a Wednesday night and we have 2 kids. Too much to juggle.
But, no juggling required when it comes to these cake pops.
Baking a box mix cake is pretty dang easy, so it mixing in the frosting, and then forming the balls. The most complicated part is dipping them into the Candiquick, which is a confectionery coating, or melted chocolate that sets pretty quickly. And, even then, the only hard part about that is the messy drips. That’s a silly complication. Like a #firstworldproblem issue. ha!
While they have cake pop molds for you to bake the cake in, then coat. We decided to get our hands messy and dive right into rolling the cake with the frosting to create the cake balls for the pops.
Autumn loved helping out. She scooped out the cake and rolled the balls, proudly placing them on the tray as she went. We then brought some over to a friend’s party and she told EVERYONE that she made them. So cute.
They are very easy to make- even a 4 year old can make them!
Be sure to enjoy these with someone that you love. Or eat them all. Whatever works for ya. ha!!
Valentine’s Day Cake Pops
Makes 30 Cake Pops
- 1 Box Cake Mix and required cake mix ingredients
- 1/2 – 2/3 Can of Red or Pink Frosting
- powdered sugar
- 1 pound of Candiquick or chocolate
- 30 treat sticks, 4″ long
- Bake the cake according to directions in a 9×13 pan. Let cool completely.
- Trim away the edges of the cake. Discard (into your mouth!)
- Cut the cake into small pieces, put into the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, beat until crumbly.
- Add HALF the can of frosting to the crumbly cake. Beat again. Add a tiny bit more to get a moist, dough like texture that will form a ball. Do not make it too wet and tacky.
- Dust your hands with powdered sugar. Form 30 equally sized balls. Suggestion: Divide the dough in half, then divide each half into 3 equally sized portions. From each portion, create 5 balls.
- Insert a lollipop stick into each ball.
- Freeze all of the cake pops for at lest 30 minutes.
- Melt the Candiquick or chocolate. Pour into a tall cup. Quickly dip each cake pop into the candiquick/chocolate, let excess chocolate drip off. Then set onto a non-stick silicon lined baking sheet. Immediately drop sprinkles on to the coating before it sets.
- Store at room temperature.
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