Simple Cake Pops Recipe from Crazy for Cake Pops - Recipe Below - used with permission

Cake pops have taken over the cooking world and while I personally don’t like the squashed cake and frosting confections, most everyone else in the world does, especially kids.  I received a new book, Crazy for Cake Pops: 50 All-New Delicious and Adorable Creations, which is visually stunning with so many amazing ideas I’ve not seen splashed all over the internet. Plus the cake and icings are all are homemade and the recipes are included, so you can skip the highly-processed and preservative-laden boxed mixes and prepare your own.

Crazy for Cake Pops: 50 All-New Delicious and Adorable Creations,  includes complete instructions on how to mush your cake and frosting together and includes detailed photos, plus lots of hints and tips on flavor combinations, unique decorations, and interesting and themed props.  Even a non-cake pop lover like me can enjoy the book and it’d make a great gift for a baker or wanna-be baker or someone with small children who’d like to make his or her own birthday treats, classroom snack, etc.

Simple Cake Pops
Chocolate is a simple and easy-to-find alternative to candy melts for making cake pops. Try them with white, milk or dark to intensify the flavors. Decorate with nuts, candied orange or crystallized rose petals, or drizzle with chocolate for a sophisticated gourmet pop! Try these as cake pops or upside-down pops. The book has homemade cake recipes but you can also use a boxed cake mix and can of frosting. Bake, crumble, and squish the frosting into the cake and then form balls. Refrigerate.
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Type: Dessert
Yield: 20
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Ingredients
  • 20 medium cake balls, chilled
  • 400 grams (1⅔ cups) good-quality chocolate (white, milk or dark or combination)
  • Decorations of your choice
Instructions
  1. Break up the chocolate into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute on the medium setting. Stir and repeat until chocolate has melted.
  3. Dip the end of each lollipop stick ¾ inch deep into the chocolate and insert about halfway into the center of each cake ball. Allow to set.
  4. Dip each cake pop into the melted chocolate, making sure the entire cake is coated, then remove and gently shake off any excess into the bowl.
  5. Decorate with sprinkles, nuts or confections of your choice.
  6. You can either insert into a polystyrene block or place face down onto parchment paper to make upside-down pops. They will take 5 minutes to dry.

Book Details

Crazy for Cake Pops: 50 All-New Delicious and Adorable Creations

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (October 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612430449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612430447
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