This year for Valentine’s Day, my hubby got me 2-dozen Chocolate Covered Strawberries. So to show my thanks, in the only way I know how, I decided to reciprocate with some more chocolate covered goodness: Chocolate Covered Vanilla Cake Pops.
The gift of food is truly the best gift there is, and these cake pops are no exception.
I decided to leave out the stick which is usually inserted into the pops for serving….but since we’re both adults here, and can just pop these bad boys into our mouths, I found the popsicle stick a little superfluous.
I also really wanted to decorate these confections with colored sprinkles, but hubby strong vetoed my creative efforts in favor of the simple chocolate only look…so forgive the lack of creativity in the photos to follow, but I wanted to make him happy.
For these cake pops, I wanted to try and replicate the look of one of our favorite store bought desserts, the Chocolate Covered Entenmann’s Donuts, which literally last about 30 seconds in our house because they’re absolute perfection in my eyes. I used Vanilla Cake Mix and Covered the Pops with semi-sweet chocolate – but I have many variations that I would like to do with cake pops in the future…. Lemon Cake with White Chocolate, Chocolate on Chocolate, and of course, Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate! And in addition, I wish to decorate my next batch with sprinkles or maybe a two-toned chocolate drizzle…the wilder, the better….can’t wait to make these for my daughter’s future birthday parties (obviously making the white chocolate pink!)
Despite being kind of labor intensive/tedious job, these cake pops are super easy to make, and will yield about 30 pops (depending on the size you make them) – great for parties, or to bring over to someone’s house for a gathering. You can even make them into other shapes – hearts for Valentine’s Day, Footballs for Superbowl, Shamrocks for St. Patty’s….you get the gist.
If you do wish to insert a Popsicle stick into your cake pop, you would do it right after forming the cake balls and before you stick the cake balls into the freezer.
Typically, cake pops are made by combining your cake mix (cooked and then crumbled) with store bought icing to help them stick together – but to me this sounds like sweetness overload. So instead, as a binder, I used milk which not only doesn’t add extra sweetness to the already sweet cake mix, but works magically as a binder!
Chocolate Covered Cake Pops
Chocolate Covered Vanilla Cake Pops!