Cake pops are so cute and taste so good. They are fun to make and easy to decorate. I loveeee cake pops very much and never get tired of making them.
Cake pops are perfect for any occasion, from birthday parties to weddings or why not afternoon tea. Despite that, cake pops are a great way to use leftover cake. My favourite combination of cake pops is cake + jam covered in black chocolate.
I usually prepare the cake pops using my cardamom cake as a base, but any cake will work. All you have to do is crumble the cake. Add some jam and form bite-sized balls with the mix. Then put them in sticks and freeze for few minutes. Cover the balls with chocolate and voila they’re ready.
- 3 cups crumbled cake
- 2 tbsp strawberry jam (or more depending on how moist your cake is)
- 200 g chocolate
- 12-15 sticks
- Sugar sprinkles, desiccated coconut, ground nuts etc
- Add cake to a large bowl and crumble until fine crumbs are formed.
- Add jam and mix the cake and jam with your hands until cake is moist and when you form small balls they can hold their shape.
- Form small balls and place them on a plate.
- Melt a little bit of chocolate (20-30 g) a bain-marie (a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water), or microwave.
- Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into chocolate and insert into the cake balls about half-way.
- Freeze for about 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare your working area.
- Melt the chocolate and pour it into a large and deep cup. Get the sprinkles and also a medium bowl filled with rice.
- Remove cake balls from freezer and start dipping each one into chocolate until covered.
- Let the excess chocolate drip off and put the cake pops in the bowl filled with rice, making sure they stand up.
- Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.
- Place cake pops in the fridge so the chocolate hardens completely.
1 cup – a standard cup of 240 ml