AKA the most time consuming dessert to make…
…. no but seriously. why didn’t anyone WARN ME?!
I made these for my birthday BBQ as a give-away, it was my first time making cake pops but i also made risotto, sliders, cookies and russian salad the same day as working on these. What a trip these were. It was a success only because they were so delicious… but you have to be so talented to do these so neat and beautiful like Bakerella does. These are really really good, everyone kept asking for more than one!!!
Ingredients (makes about 50-60 pops)
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
2 packages of chocolate, or vanilla (melted)
long lollipop sticks
baggies and ties
styrofoam tray for holding pops
1. After the cake is cooked and cooled completely (at least 2 hrs in the refrigerator), crumble with a fork or your fingers into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting (i used a spatula to do this)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 50-60)
4. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator. If you put them in the freezer if you are short on time, start with them in the refrigerator for a bit, then only keep them in the freezer for about 30 minutes or they can crack when frosted.
5. Melt chocolate/vanilla in microwave per directions on package.
6. Take a stick and poke directly into the middle of the pop. Using a steep or narrow bowl, dip balls holding the stick gently in melted chocolate. Move left, right, and then directly up out of the chocolate. If you have a few that fail here, don’t freak out like i did. It takes practice and you may try your own technique to make it work. Hold the frosted pop upwards and dip excess chocolate from the sides by tapping gently on the sides of the bowl. Stick the lollipop sticks in the Styrofoam and refrigerate immediately to “set” the pop. Let them set, wrap, and tie them. They can be eaten for about 7-8 days after made too! Enjoy!
Also, I made the swirls on the cake pops by melting chocolate in a bottle and twirling the pop as i released the chocolate. I let the cake pops set the first time and then took them out again.