Cake Balls/Pops: (Only some shown)
-1 box yellow cake mix (doesn’t matter what kind)
-1 can frosting (I used chocolate)
-Chocolate bark (four squares was enough for all of those!)
-3 large eggs
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1 1/4 cups water
-assorted sprinkles (optional)
-sticks for cake “pops” (optional)
This makes about 31 cake pops, give or take a few depending on how largely you roll the balls. I got 31 exactly from one box of cake mix.
1- Heat your oven to 350 and make the cake per the instructions on the box or with your favorite cake recipe and allow it to cool. You can tell it’s done by sticking a toothpick in the center. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done!
2- Allow the cake to cool. Hot cake will definitely burn your hands.
3- Once the cake has cooled, get a bowl and crumble the entire cake into it.
4- Add the can of frosting to the cake and either stir or mix with your hands until it is well blended into the cake and looks like it holds up to your liking.
5- Roll the balls! I put mine on a piece of wax paper in a cookie sheet and they were about the size of one of the enormous lollipops you can buy for fundraisers.
6- Put the sticks in now if you have them. Not too deep or it’ll read through the top later.
7- Place the cookie sheet/whatever you used to hold them into the freezer for about 30-45 minutes or until they are firm and no so gooey.
8- Melt the chocolate bark in a double boiler (I made a makeshift one from a pot and a metal bowl) so you can dip the tops in after the freezing process.
9- While resisting the urge to destroy these in your mouth, lightly dip them one by one into the melted chocolate and IMMEDIATELY top with whatever you have for them because the chocolate will harden quickly at room temperature.
10- Put them stick down so you don’t ruin your marvelous toppings. I put mine straight through a cookie drying tray slightly elevate on two cake mix boxes, as shown, overnight. You can also freeze them again to ensure their safety.
My best friend and I made these on Valentine’s day and they are still delicious and holding up even after passing them out at school!
On a side note, please use good sprinkles. I made these and forgot to check the expiration date on mine. Old sprinkles make these taste like soap. The red velvet cake pops (red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting, vanilla candy coating melted), on the other hand, turned out perfectly. Enjoy!!