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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


  • 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


  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.