Cake pops are amazing. They just are. But then I looked at the steps involved in making them and laughed. I’m not going to do that. Cook a cake, crumble the cake, add frosting, smash them together, freeze them. If I have a bunch of crumbled cake and frosting, I’m probably just going to eat that, it’s never going to make it into cute edible works of art. Pinterest mom’s- I will team up with you- I will make the cake pops and you can make them beautiful.
Anyway I found this amazing little device- Baby Cakes mini cake pop maker.
It’s glorious. Seriously. You- you who only use box mixes because you are scared of cake recipes- I get it- but you can do this. You can do hard things. Also, this is an easy thing.
So here’s my favorite chocolate cake pop recipe (they have a whole little recipe book inside the box, and I have loved them all…all two that I tried, I pretty much stick with chocolate and vanilla, but hey if they can do those well, I have faith in the rest of them).
I altered the chocolate one below since I never have buttermilk or coffee. You can get fancy and put sticks on them and dip them in things. We haven’t gotten that far yet. Literally, the girls and I ate an entire batch for a mid morning “snack”- does that count as a snack? I say yes. It has eggs, milk, flour- it’s basically healthy.
Chocolate Cake Pops
• ¾ cup all-purpose flour
• ½ cup sugar
• 3 tablespoons cocoa (I use the basic hersheys cocoa powder)
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• ¼ teaspoon baking powder
• ¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup buttermilk (or regular milk, it’s still delicious)
• 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 1 egg
• ½ teaspoon vanilla
• ¼ cup freshly brewed hot coffee (I use another 1/4 milk here instead since we don’t have coffee)
• Glaze or coating of choice (someday I’ll try this…possibly)
Directions: 1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg and vanilla. Using a mixer, blend until smooth. 2. Add coffee and continue mixing until coffee is evenly incorporated into mixture. 3. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 tablespoon of batter. 4. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cake pop comes out clean. 5. Allow to cool and glaze or coat, as desired.
It’s this adorable little purple machine that makes perfect little cake balls. I found that just under 1 tablespoon is perfect for each cup. Pour fast, that machine starts cooking them the second that the batter touches it.
Lastly, I was going to get a super cute artsy picture of these…but then we ate them all. Sorry not sorry.