As soon as the pandemic started, I began to miss those cake pops at Starbucks. I immediately made some, but they were vanilla flavor. They were…not great. I soon gave up on posting a cake pop recipe on here, but then I whipped up a batch of chocolate ones, and they were shockingly delicious.
I adapted this recipe from Sallys Baking Addiction, you should really check out her blog!
What is a cake pop?
A cake pop is a smaller version of a piece of cake on a stick. However, it is not just cake, but it is the cake mixed with the frosting to hold it’s place. It may sound gross, but these are good. They also aren’t to decadent, surprisingly.
Can I make these vanilla?
Sure! I do not have a recipe for vanilla cake pops, but you can use any other one out there!There are also shortcut versions made with cake mix.
Can I just make this recipe with just the cake and the frosting on top?
Go ahead! I have tried that, the cake is still amazingly moist!
- 1 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed.
- 7 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 1/2 cup of hot water, with a teaspoon of instant coffee dissolved into it.
- 4-7 tablespoons of frosting (it depends how thick/thin it is)
- About two bags of Wilton Candy Melts
- 1/2 teaspoon of oil
- Large mixing bowl
- 9×9 pan
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Cake pop sticks
- Tall glass for dipping
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (or butter and flour) a 9 inch round pan and set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold until combined. It is OK if it is a bit thick. Add the hot water (carefully!) and gently fold until combined.
- Pour into the pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.
- Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl. Add 4-6 tablespoons of frosting and stir until you reach a desirable consistency.
- Melt the candy melts. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of canola oil to thin it out.
- Roll into tablespoon sized balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Take a cake pop stick, and dip into your melted candy melts about a centimeter in. Stick into the cake balls, and chill for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove the cake ball sticks 2-3 at a time, and dip into your candy melts. I would recommend using a tall glass to dip them in.
- Add desired topping, cool, and enjoy!
I hope you liked today’s recipe!