If you’re looking for dessert inspo, look no further! This blog post will walk you through how to make cake pops the easy way. Cake pops are one of my favourite treats to make. They’re cute, bite-sized and fun to make! If like me, you have young children, they’re a fantastic snack too. Making cake pops with your children is also a fantastic rainy-day activity.
Buy a plain sponge cake or make one!
First of all – bake a plain sponge cake. Sounds simple enough, right?
It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just a basic sponge cake with no fillings. Alternatively, You can just nip to your nearest ASDA (or other supermarket) and buy any plain ready-made sponge cake or use a packet of cake mix.
To make your own I always use this simple sponge cake recipe. This recipe makes two halves of a cake on average.
Basic Sponge Recipe
225g Self-raising flour
225g caster sugar
225g soft margarine
4 medium eggs
- Heat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line your baking tin.
- Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and then add your sugar and margarine. Then crack and add your eggs.
- Stir mixture until smooth
- Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked
- Leave to cool completely
How to make cake pops
Now you have your cake, here comes the fun bit!
1. Break your cake into small pieces.
2. You’ll need something to bind those pieces back together. You can use cake frosting, buttercream or chocolate for this. I usually use melted white chocolate as my binding agent. There is no exact measurement for this! Just keep adding to your cake crumbs until they’re nicely binding together.
Mix in your binding ingredient with the cake with your hands until it forms a dough-like consistency.
3. Using your hands, form the mixture into a ball shape. Don’t make them too big or they won’t hold their shape.
4. Insert a lollipop stick into the cake pop.
5. Leave in a fridge to set for a minimum of 20 minutes
6. Get creative! Now you can dip your cake pops into icing or chocolate to create the decorative outside layer. You can add different flavours, colours, sprinkles or small cake decorations.
7. Put in the fridge until set
The great thing about Cake Pops is they can be for any occasion! I’ve even seen people have cake pops as wedding favours.
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