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Cake Pops

by TT Jr. | October 3rd, 2012 | Desserts, Recipes
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You know the only thing better than cake?  Portable cake.  That is pretty much what cake pops are.  Plus, they take like 30 minutes to make.  One of my favorite cake combinations is vanilla cake with chocolate frosting.  Try making that bite size.  The creation is a cake pop.  It is a little ball of cake with frosting mixed in, then dipped in chocolate.  (A great big pool of chocolate. . .) It is delicious, and there are so many combinations.  Wedding cake with caramel frosting; angel food cake with strawberry cream frosting; chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting (my second favorite!); chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting (my all time favorite).  The combinations are endless.

And now they are even more endless with the new Flavor Creations by Duncan Hines.  You can even make bubblegum frosting!  And because of some very, very hard (hahaha more like delicious!) testing, I have found out that you don’t have to just stop at cake.  You can use Oreos, cookies, brownies, muffins, whatever you like! I especially enjoy using Oreos with vanilla frosting.  Yummy!  Although a good shortbread cookie with coconut pecan frosting sounds DE-LISH!  And for a healthier option, you can replace the frosting with peanut butter and just add a pinch of sugar to add a bit of sweetness if you like.

If you are anything like me, which I’m sure you are, you want it to be more popsicle like.  Just put it on a skewer after you make it into a ball.  To make it have a filling is another easy addition.  Take whatever you want for a filling (tootsie rolls, pecan, walnut, peanut, caramel, mini marshmallow, whatever you like) and roll the ball around it.  It is that simple!

Cake Pops


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Ingredients
  1. 12 cupcakes
  2. 6 Tb. frosting
  3. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Take each cupcake and crumble it into a large bowl. Add the frosting of your choice and mix it all together by hand. It should be a similar consistency to play dough.
  2. Roll into about 24 balls. Store in fridge for approximately fifteen minutes.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips then dip the balls into the chocolate.
  4. Place in refrigerator to allow chocolate to harden.
  5. If not eating all of them immediately, they should be stored in the fridge.
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