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How To Make Cake Pops

Make cake pops and win the heart of children as well the elders.  Best use of leftover cake but these are so good that I bet you will bake a fresh cake and make these.

Course Dessert
Keyword Birthday Cake Pops, Healthy Cake Pop Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Samira Gupta


  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Crumble cake, preferably with hands.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

  7. 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.
  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. Keep it in an upright position on thermocol sheet or glass etc. Look for things where you can fix these pops.
  11. Store them in the refrigerator till use. You can also freeze these for upto 2 to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

  • Use any cake, vanilla or chocolate or any other flavour. I used Pineapple cake here.
  • If using frosted cake, then remove the excess cream, crumble it and use only melted chocolate, that too very little.
  • You can use any cream, be it dairy or non-dairy. Both work fine.
  • You can use any chocolate, dark or white. Though I used dark chocolate only.
  • Leftover ganache or chocolate can be added to the milkshake or mix nuts and make balls.
  • 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.