URGENT, the kids are coming, they are already done with cakes and cupcakes, I have no time spare for anything now; what can we do to impress them and make them happy, happy? Cake Pops! Boom!
Cake Pops are so easy to make. Get a cake mix box (always bake from scratch, use these boxes in emergencies only), few other ingredients and in no time these pops will please the pickiest eater in your family. I also recommend that you purchase a Cake Pops mold, they are reasonably priced and so popular now.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $8.35 or .46 cents each pop
Difficulty Level: X Intermediate
1 cake mix box (I used dark chocolate) ($2.59)
1 bag of candy melt ($2.47)
1 stick unsalted butter melted ($1.31)
3 Eggs (.48)
½ box of instant vanilla pudding mix (.75)
Assorted sprinkles (.75)
Prepare cake mix according to directions, substitute oil with melted unsalted butter. For best results, add 1 extra egg and ½ small box of instant vanilla pudding mix.
Use baking spray on both, the bottom and the top pans.
Pour the batter into the bottom mold and cover with the top mold.
Bake for about 15-30 minutes, until you see that the cake is cooked. Then remove from oven and let it cool completely.
Melt a small amount of candy melt in the microwave to dip one end of the lollipop stick, then insert it into the cake ball. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes to get the melt solid and attached to the cake.
Melt about ½ a cup of candy melts in a coffee cup, (you may need more later) then dip the cake pops until totally covered and immediately, sprinkle your toppings of your choice.
Place them in a sheet mold covered with parchment or wax paper until harden.
NOTE: If you don’t have a cake pop mold, use a super mini cupcake mold and after baked, glue 2 of them together with frosting to form a ball.
Or, do a rectangular cake mold, cut equal 1-1/2” squares, stick the lollipop with the candy melt and follow instructions of the regular cake pops listed above.
Not the same but creativity at its best, smile.
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