Make Cake Pops and they are sure to steal the show. They look so attractive, tastes so good and are just ultimate.

The Cake Pops recipe I am sharing here is simple to make and healthy to eat. This is because I have made these with wheat cake and the toppings too are healthy.

Cake Pops
Cake Pops
 

Your day is made when something homemade becomes the talk of the party and everyone wants to have that one thing only. When everybody is curious to know as to how it was made. Something like this only happened with me when I made these Cake Pops for my nephews on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

The cake pops, I have made here are not only attractive and delicious but are healthy too. This is because I have used wheat cake as the base and for toppings also, other than the sugar sprinklers, I have used various other things like desiccated coconut, nuts, seeds, corn flakes/muesli etc.

 

What are Cake Pops?

Cake pops are basically balls of cake dipped in chocolate and covered and decorated with various toppings. And since these are made on lollipop sticks they are called Cake Pops. Thus cake Balls stuck on lollipop sticks

 

How To Make 

Cake balls are simple to make but the tricky part is to make them stay on the sticks. But if you carefully go through the process mentioned here then you will not find it difficult.

Recipe? No, no recipe as such. Only the method is there as you have to eyeball everything. Still, I have tried to give it in recipe form but please, please use your expertise and creativity as this is just to give you an idea of how to make it.

 

Ingredients

You will be surprised knowing the cake pops ingredients. Just 2 main ingredients and the rest are toppings. The 2 main ingredients are a cake and Ganache. Yes, that’s it! For toppings, you may use corn flakes or muesli or desiccated coconut or chocolate chips or sugar sprinkles. Even chopped nuts can be used.

How To Bind 

For binding, you can use multiple things like:

 

My Favourite Binding For Cake Pops

Of all the above mentioned, my favourite is Ganache. This is because of many reasons, first is chocolate, with chocolate they taste superb. Secondly, Ganache is the easiest to make and last but not least, it holds the ball well. As for ganache, take chocolate and cream in 2:1 ratio.

And the quantity of these will depend upon the moisture content in your cake. If the cake is too dry then you may require little more. If the cake is moist then very little. In case, you are using frosted cake, then go for Nutella or melted chocolate only. Do not use ganache then as the cream is already there.

 

Tips For The Perfect Outcome

 

Step By Step Instructions

 

FAQs

Q) I want to make it in a fireless competition, then how to manage?

In that case, forget the stick and chocolate. Use Nutella in place of ganache, make cake balls and roll them in the nuts or sprinkles and you have cake truffles.

Q) I do not have a cake pop stand, then?

The Cake Pops need to be in an upright position till they are fully dried. Now, for this, you don’t have to spend on an expensive stand. You can use various things available in the house like

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How To Make Cake Pops

Best use of leftover cake but these are so good that I bet you will bake a fresh cake and make these.
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Cake Leftover or Fresh
  • 2 Tablespoon Cream Dairy or Non Dairy
  • 4 Tablespoon Chocolate Dark/White (for Ganache)
  • 200 g Chocolate for Pops
  • 1/2 Cup Sprinkles/Desiccated coconut/Nuts etc.

Instructions
 

  • Make chocolate ganache.
  • For this, heat cream for 30 to 40 seconds in the microwave or on gas stove. When bubbling, add chopped chocolate (40 g). Cover for 5 minutes. Chocolate will melt in the hot cream. Mix it nicely and let it cool down. Will thicken after cooling. In the meantime, do other preparations.
  • Crumble cake, preferably with hands.
  • Depending upon the moisture in the cake, add ganache, starting from 1 tablespoon. If you are able to bind it then fine otherwise add little more. In case, you end up adding more ganache then no problem keep it in the refrigerator for few minutes and then proceed. Or you can add desiccated coconut or nuts also.
  • Take little dough and rolling between your palms, make balls of it. The balls should be smooth without any cracks. Keep the size of balls little bigger so that you can insert lollipop sticks in it. If too small, then it will break apart while inserting the stick.
  • Keep it in the freezer for about 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for an hour (can keep it like this for up to 15 days also). This is done so that the cake balls get firm.
  • Melt chocolate (200 g). Melt it either in the microwave or in the double boiler on the gas stove. If in the microwave then do not heat it for more than 30 -40 seconds. Stir, if need be again put for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Dip the tip of the lollipop stick into it and insert it into the cake balls. Keep this again in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. This chocolate, when set, will hold the ball on the stick.
  • If the chocolate has hardened by now then again melt it. Let it cool down a little. If the chocolate is too hot then the cake balls will crack due to the temperature difference. Dip cake pops in the melted chocolate, gently tap your wrist to shed extra chocolate.
  • Sprinkle toppings of your choice on it. Like sprinklers or desiccated coconut or corn flakes or chopped dry fruits or granola or whatever you can think of.

Notes

  1. Keep it in an upright position on thermocol sheet or glass etc. Look for things where you can fix these pops.
  2. Store them in the refrigerator till use. You can also freeze these for upto 2 to 3 months.
  3. Use any cake, vanilla or chocolate or any other flavour. I used Pineapple cake here.
  4. If using frosted cake, then remove the excess cream, crumble it and use only melted chocolate, that too very little.
  5. You can use any cream, be it dairy or non-dairy. Both work fine.
  6. You can use any chocolate, dark or white. Though I used dark chocolate only.
  7. Leftover ganache or chocolate can be added to the milkshake or mix nuts and make balls.
  8. You can use these for the Fireless competition in your kid's school. in that case, forget the stick and chocolate. Use Nutella in place of ganache, make cake balls and roll them in the nuts or sprinklers.
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