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Chocolate Cake Pops

Cake pops are perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers, and baby showers. You can easily make this dessert match your event’s theme – and can even make them as stylish or as simple as you want. No matter how you decorate them, they are delicious! After one bite, you will be nostalgic about your childhood.
 

Prep Time - 25 Minutes

Cook Time - 25 Minutes

Serves 20

Ingredients

For Cake
 

  • 1 cup all-purpose cake flour
     

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
     

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
     

  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
     

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
     

  • ½ cup + 1 teaspoon butter, melted
     

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
     

  • 1 cup sugar
     

  • ½ cup warm water

For Frosting
 

  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
     

  • ½ cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
     

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
     

  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
     

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For Coating
 

  • 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

For Sprinkles
 

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced almonds
     

  • ¼ cup sanding sugar or any other sprinkles
     

  • ¼ cup sweetened desiccated coconut

For Display
 

  • 35 to 40 lollipop sticks
     

  • 1 large cardboard box

Directions

Omnipan – Small, Medium, and Large

​For Cake
 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F or 177 °C.
     

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add ½ cup of melted butter, vanilla, and sugar. Beat until the sugar has dissolved.
     

  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add ½ cup of melted butter, vanilla, and sugar. Beat until the sugar has dissolved.
     
  4. Start adding the above dry ingredients and warm water to the wet ingredients in 2 to 3 batches, folding carefully with a spatula to make the batter. The batter should be smooth and without lumps. Do not overmix the batter, as this will cause the cake to become hard.
     

  5. Brush the large Omnipan with 1 teaspoon of melted butter. Pour the cake batter into the Omnipan. Set the Omnipan in the preheated oven. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake center comes out clean. Remove the Omnipan from the oven and set aside to cool. Once the cake has cooled, crumble with hands.

Serving Suggestions

You can wrap individual cake pops in cellophane paper, or leave them open and stick them in a large fruit, like a melon.

Notes
  • Use a store-bought chocolate cake mix to make the cake instead of making it from scratch. Bake the cake according to the packaged instructions. Most of the store-bought cake mixes suggest using oil, but I suggest using melted butter instead of oil to get a richer and more traditional cake flavor.
     

  • Make sure the cake balls are cold before dipping them into the melted chocolate.
     

  • Melt the chocolate right before you are ready to dip the cake pops.

For Frosting
 

  1. Put the butter in the medium Omnipan and set it in the microwave. Heat it for 45 seconds, or until the butter is melted. If more time is needed, heat it for 15 seconds at a time. Add the cocoa powder and mix well. Add the powdered sugar and cream in 3 batches, alternating and mixing with a spatula. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

For Coating
 

  1. Put the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the small Omnipan. Place the Omnipan in the microwave. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 20 seconds until melted.

To Make Cake Balls
 

  1. Add the frosting to the crumbled cake. Mix well. Form round balls, set on a plate, and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.
     

  2. Prepare the cardboard box. Set it upside down and make small holes on the back of the box with a metal skewer or pointed sharp knife. Later, you will be inserting the cake pop sticks into these holes until the coating dries.
     

  3. Dip one end of each stick into the melted chocolate and insert it into the cake ball. Dip each cake pop into the melted chocolate, or spoon the chocolate over the cake pops. Sprinkle them with various sprinkles and stick them into the back of the cardboard box upright until the coating is set.

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