Cake Pops And Indie Pop

I’m sure you have seen cake pops all over the place. They really are the cutest things.

The best place to start for all things cake pop related is Bakerella. Her new book is really fantastic and offers tons of step by step instructions.

The Bakerella website is also a wonderful place to check out. I am always amazed at Angie Dudley’s creativity.

I just bought the book Pop Bakery by Clare O’Connell.

Whereas I have been making cake pops using boxed mixes I decided to try Clare O’Connell’s from scratch recipe. The chocolate cake is made in the food processor, so it really couldn’t be easier. Here is the recipe if you want to try it.

Chocolate Cake For Cake Pops

Ingredients:

125g butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self rising flour
2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

Ingredients for making the cake balls:

1 cooled  8 inch cake
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions for the cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350℉.

2. Grease and line an 8 inch cake pan.

3. Put the butter and sugar in a food processor. Mix on medium speed until white and fluffy. Slowly add the eggs and continue to process mixture. Add the flour and cocoa and continue to mix until well combined.

4. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

5. Allow cake to cool in tin for 30 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack. Cool completely.

Directions for making the cake balls:

1. Put the cake in the food processor or crumble with your hands. Set aside in a large bowl.

2. Combine the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in food processor until smooth.

3. Combine cake crumbs and cream cheese mixture with your hands.

4. Roll cake mixture into 1 oz balls and place on a baking sheet.

(My only problem with the cake balls in this recipe was that they were a bit crumbly. Maybe could do with a touch more icing. They still are very tasty.)

5. Refrigerate the balls for a few hours until cold.

Makes 20 cake balls

As far as instructions for making and decorating the cake pops, there are tons of tutorials out on the internet. Here is a Bakerella video to check out.

I tried to make these Peep Egg Pops that I saw over at Kitchen Daily. It was all a bit grisly. In the end, I couldn’t get them right. My “eggs” were just not big enough.

Off With Their Heads!

Here are some more Cake Pops that I have made.

Did you see my Pal on the left in the photo above? You just knew I had to have someone to talk to while I was dipping all of those pops.

Eye Love Cake Pops.

Make sure you ALWAYS have some candy eyes on hand.

If you are popped out, you can lose the sticks like these chicks.


Now that we have had our share of Cake Pops, how about some Indie Pop?

Hungry Kids From Hungary-Scattered Diamonds

Cut Off Your Hands-Happy As Can Be

The Temper Trap-Fader

Cheers and Happy Easter! Happy Passover, too!

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Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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8 Responses to Cake Pops And Indie Pop

  1. Addie Brendel says:

    These are so cute! I will definitely have to make these sometime!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Chicks on sticks! Love them

  3. Stephanie says:

    Your pops came out adorable!

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