July 8, 2009

I'm addicted to cake pops.

Hi. My name is Alyssa. I'm a cakepopaholic! Really, they are that good! If you want yummy chocolate cake pops (those are the ones I'm addicted to) keep reading. I made more this past Sunday and Andy even dunked a few in melted candy and decorated them for the youth group. He took a bunch with him to youth that night and the kids ate them up. The boys and I have been enjoying cake pops too. After lunch and dinner they each wanted to choose a cake pop. They are all gone now and I told them we can't make them again until Halloween! They are too hard to resist :)

-Buy a chocolate cake mix and chocolate fudge icing. I think I used Pillsbury (blue box).
-Bake your cake according to the directions on the box in a 13x9 in pan.
-While it is warm crumble it in small pieces into a large bowl.
-Add the container of frosting and mix into the cake until it is uniform. Use your hands!
-Now form into balls (smaller than a golf ball, bigger than a little bouncy ball) and set them back into your 13x9 pan. If you make them too big they are hard to eat and too heavy for your lollipop stick.
-Place the pan into the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until the cake balls are chilled.
-While they are cooling start melting whatever colored candy melts you want in a deep bowl so you can dip the cake balls into the melted candy. You can buy these at craft stores. Add a little crisco in the bowl to thin the candy and heat for 30 sec at a time, stirring each time.
-Set the ball in the melted candy. Roll in around with a spoon. Dip the end of a stick in the melted candy and push into the center of the cake ball. Use the spoon to get melted candy all over the ball and then tap the stick on the side of the bowl to get rid of the excess candy.
-Immediately decorate the cake pop with whatever sprinkles/candy you choose.
-Then stick cake pop stick into styrofoam so the candy can harden upright. Store in tupperware or individually wrap in clear cellophane bags tied with ribbon to pass out to your friends.

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