It seems the new sweet trend are cake pops. I mean it’s not hard to see why- they’re bite sized pieces of heaven. I get asked ALL the time how to make them and honestly…they’re probably one of the easiest things to make. Seriously- we’re talking 3 steps.
1. Bake a cake.
2. Mix cake with frosting.
3. Dip in chocolate.
4. Devour. (Okay so it’s 4 steps)
BUT let’s break it down a bit further. What kind of cake are you supposed to bake? WHATEVER YOU WANT!! You can pick ANY cake/frosting combination for this. Some of my favorite combinations are red velvet/cream cheese frosting, wine cake/cream cheese frosting, and strawberry cake/strawberry frosting. You can be as creative as you want with this. So once you decide that, bake that cake. Then you crumble it up in a bowl (let me tell you, I did not like this part at first…I went to the trouble of baking a cake and now I have to mess it up?!) and mix it with frosting.
You can either stop here, grab a spoon, and go to town, or choose to continue towards the final product. No judgement here if you decide to taste test the whole bowl. Should you choose to continue, refrigerate the cake/frosting mixture until it’s firm enough to roll into balls. Don’t jump the gun here- you will have a chocolate-y gooey cake mess on your hands should you roll too soon. Albeit a very tasty mess. You can also put it in the freezer to speed up the process.
Roll all the cake mixture into whatever size you want onto wax paper, I use a cookie dough scoop so that they are all the same size. Melt the chocolate and then dip each ball into the chocolate. If you want to sprinkle them with nuts, sprinkles, or whatever topping you have- do it while the chocolate is still melted. If you want to decorate the cake pops with royal frosting, wait until the chocolate hardens. And you are done!