Cake pops are the perfectly cute desserts that can brighten up your next birthday party, baby shower and other special occasions. Decorate with colourful rainbows, these cake pops stand out as edible party favours that everyone will love. This recipe is super convenient calling for a simple chocolate cake mix you can whip up in a flash. Indulge in chocolate goodness with these sweet fudgy cake pops.
1 package chocolate cake mix
1/2 cocoa powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
24 lollipop sticks
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2 Prepare cake mix, incorporating the cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Using an electric mixer and mix on low speed for 1 minute. Raise speed to high and mix for 2 minutes more. Pour batter into a greased baking pan.
3 Put cake mixture to bake in the preheated oven for 20- 25 minutes. To ensure the cake is finished baking, stick a toothpick in the center of the cake and it should come out clean. If there is still wet batter, leave for another 5 minutes in the oven and do the toothpick test again. Allow to cool completely on the counter for at least 1 hour or overnight.
4 In a large bowl, break the cake apart into crumbles.
5 Mix frosting into cake crumbles until mixture is moist and stick, do not overmix. Place mixture in the freezer and chill for 1/2 hour.
Using an ice-cream scooper (or a normal spoon), scoop out the mixture and roll into 1/2-inch balls and lay out a baking sheet, ensure that they are spaced out at least 2 inches apart. Insert each cake with a lollipop stick.
6 Prepare the frosting, by adding all frosting ingredients to a non-stick pan and place on a low heat. After 30 seconds, ingredients will start to melt and form your chocolate dip.
7 Pour your chocolate dip in a tall narrow glass. Dip each cake pop in the melted chocolate dip until completely coated. Let the excess chocolate drip off. Repeat dipping process until all cake pops are coated.
8 While chocolate is still wet, decorate the cake pops with sprinkles.
9 Allow the cake pops to finish setting, placing into the freezer for 30 minutes.
10 Serve and enjoy! Store extra cake pops in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator.