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how to make cakpops cake pops recipe tutorial
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How To Make Cake Pops EASILY!!!

Fluffy, moist little cake pops! So easy and quick to make!
Course Cake Pops
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday, cake mix, cake pops, chocolate, from-scratch, frosting, homemade, ingredients, mold, sprinkles
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 13 pops


  • Chocolate Cake prepared (I used 1/2 of a 9x13 devils food box cake)
  • Chocolate Frosting amount depends on moistness of cake. I used two big spoonfuls. See video
  • 2 boxes Premium white chocolate I used Baker's brand *update* I now use candy melts
  • cake pop sticks
  • sprinkles


  • Add cake to a large bowl.
  • Crumble until it resembles fine crumbs
  • Add in frosting a little bit at a time until cake is moist and can hold a ball shape, yet is still slightly crumbly. (Use your hands to incorporate the frosting into the cake crumbs)
  • Using a mini ice cream scoop, scoop out two scoop worth of cake mixture.
  • Roll the mixture into a tight ball and place on a plate.
  • Repeat until all the cake mixture has been rolled into balls.
  • Melt 2-4 ounces of white chocolate in the microwave.
  • Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the white chocolate and insert into the cake balls about half-way.
  • Freeze for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare all of your decorating supplies.
  • Melt the remaining chocolate in a large cup. Make sure you have enough chocolate to completely submerge the cake ball.
  • Remove cake balls from freezer.
  • Dip cake balls carefully into the chocolate until covered.
  • Let the excess chocolate drip off. Swirl and tap gently if needed.
  • Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. It will harden quickly.
  • Stick the decorated cake pop into a styrofoam block to finish setting.
  • Place into the freezer to speed up setting time.
  • Cover with a clear treat bag & ribbon for gift giving, if desired.
  • Store in a cool area in a single layer, in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy!



Want to use food coloring? I'd suggest using the candy melts instead of white chocolate for the coating. I wasn't impressed with how the white chocolate took the food coloring. It made the chocolate thicker.I purchased all of my ingredients including the cake pop sticks and sprinkles at Target. The styrofoam I had already, but you can get a block of styrofoam at crafts stores or Walmart.
The recipe (using only 1/2 of a 9 X 13 cake) makes about 13 medium sized cake balls.
Feel free to change up the cake, frosting and coating. Red velvet cake, with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate coconut, is really good!
You can also use homemade cake and homemade frosting but I seriously can't tell the difference in taste.