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How to Make Cake Pops (the easy way)

How to Make Cake Pops (the easy way)


Learn how to make cake pops the easy way with cake mix with these easy step by step instructions with photos!

How To Make Cake Pops - This recipe shows the easiest way to make this fun dessert! #cakepops #dessert

Today I am showing you how to make Cake Pops using cake mix. These little nuggets of cake dipped in chocolate have become a huge trend.

An easy cake pop recipe with step by step photos

Charles says that he likes them because you can have just a taste of dessert without committing to eat an entire piece of cake or a cupcake. (My opinion? Life is short, eat a whole piece of cake!)

How to Make Cake Pops the Easy Way - using boxed mix and frosting!

Cake pops are prepared by baking a cake, mashing it up, mixing in frosting, rolling it into a balls, putting it on a stick, and dipping it in chocolate. The flavor combinations are endless, and you can decorate them with colored sprinkles or dunk them in colored white chocolate to match any party theme or color scheme.

Homemade cake pop recipe

It’s easier to just make a cake, but I do appreciate how adorable these are.

How to Make Cake Pops  using boxed mix and frosting!

I can understand why cake pop have become a huge trend – they are really pretty!

Learn how to make Cake Pops the easy way with these simple instructions:

You can use any boxed cake mix to perpare this recipe. If you really want to keep things simple, you could buy a couple cupcakes at the grocery store and then mash them up frosting and all to make cake pops.

How to Make Cake Pops step 1

First, you need to bake a cake. Then you take that cake and break it up and add some frosting. I used a store-bought chocolate cake mix. If you want to bake a cake from scratch, you might want to try my friend Jocelyn’s chocolate cake recipe.

How to Make Cake Pops - step 2

Mix the frosting into the cake, mashing the cake up at the same time. You will end up with soft cake that can be easily formed into balls.

How to Make Cake Pops - step 3

Roll the cake into balls, you want them to be about the size of a ping pong ball. Then dip the sticks in melted chocolate and place them in the cake balls.

How to Make Cake Pops - step 4

Then the cake balls go into the freezer until they become solid. This is very important. You need to put the cake pops in the freezer before you dip them in the melted chocolate, otherwise, they will fall apart and make a mess. Trust me on this one.

How to make cake pops - step 5

Then it is time to dunk the cake balls in melted chocolate and sprinkles. Voilà! You have Cake Pops!

Cake Pops made with cake mix

I might have made that seem a little too easy, the process is a little tedious.

Learn how to make cake pops with cake mix with these easy step by step instructions with photos!

I loved how these cake pops turned out. You can really taste the caramel frosting, and I liked the way the nonpareils gave added crunch.

how to make cake pops - with step by step photos

I used the cake mix to bake two 8-inch round cakes. Then I used about 1/4 of that cake to make Cake Pops (I didn’t want to make too many because I knew I would end up eating all of them).

How to Make Cake Pops using boxed mix and frosting!

The instructions below are for a full batch, which would yield about 60 cake pops.

Step by step cake pop recipe instructions

Pro Tip: Save the cake mix box and use it to stick the cake pops into while the chocolate dies. Or if you want to be fancy, cake pop stands exist.

How to Make Cakes Pops:

How to Make Cake Pops (the easy way)

This recipe shows the easiest way to make cake pops using a cake mix and store-bought frosting.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake pops
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Cake Mix
  • All the ingredients called for on the box of cake mix
  • 1 carton of Frosting
  • Sticks for the Cake Pops Target and Michaels both sell them
  • about 2 1/4 cups Melting Chocolate or Almond Bark
  • Nonpareils or Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing a cake using the cake mix and following the instructions on the box. Bake the cake and let it cool. Save the box from the cake mix - you will need this later
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake and the frosting. I recommend gradually adding the frosting until the cake pops are moist and easy to form into balls.

    How to Make Cake Pops
  3. Stir until small crumbs form.

    How to Make Cake Pops
  4. Then form the crumbs into small balls.
    How to Make Cake Pops
  5. Next, melt about 1/4 cup of the almond bark. Dip the sticks in the melted chocolate and then stick them in the cake balls, being careful not to go through the balls.
    How to Make Cake Pops
  6. This is the most important step: freeze the cake balls. You need to freeze the cake balls, otherwise, they will break up when you dip them in the melted chocolate. Freeze the cake balls for at least 2 hours. I left them in the freezer for two days because I got busy with other things.
  7. Before you melt the chocolate, take the box from the cake mix and use a knife to gently poke small holes in the box. You will be placing the cake pops in the holes while the chocolate dries.
  8. Melt about 2 cups of melting chocolate or almond bark. It works well to melt it in a mug placed in the microwave.
  9. One by one, dunk the cake pops in the melted chocolate, shake off the excess, and sprinkle with nonpareils. 

  10. Carefully place the cake pops in the box to dry. Once the chocolate sets it is time to eat!

Recipe Notes

You can use any cake mix and flavor of frosting to prepare this recipe.

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How To Make Cake Pops - This recipe shows the easiest way to make this fun dessert!

How To Make Cake Pops - This recipe shows the easiest way to make this fun dessert! #cakepops #dessert

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