How to Make Cake Pops

These cake pops have exploded through the internet. Whether you call them cake balls, pops or cake bites, they can be made easily and can be decorated beautifully.

Decorating them is the fun and creative part. I'm no designer of these fun cake bites but I'll show you how easy it is.

Cake Pops Step By Step

pops step by step

How to Make

Baked cake either homemade or from scratch *see below for some combo ideas.
1/2 can frosting or 1 cup frosting
Candy melts or chocolate bark
Bake your cake and allow to cool. In a large mixing bowl, crumble your baked cake into small crumbs. Stir in frosting.

mixing dough

Dough should be moist enough to form into balls. You can add a little more frosting if needed. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Roll dough into balls about the size of a quarter. We use a small scoop to form balls.

mixing dough

truffle ball

Place on cookie sheet. When all balls are rolled freeze for 30 minute-1 hour.

sheet of cake balls

Melt candy melts in a bowl in the microwave. Stirring every 30 seconds until completely melted. Poke a fork in a cake ball if you want just cake bites or insert a lollipop stick if you'd like pops. Dip in the melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper.

If you'd like to add a drizzle on the top melt a different color of melts or use white chocolate. Place melted chocolate in a plastic bag with the corner snipped off or a pastry bag. Working quickly drizzle each ball with chocolate. Freeze or chill for a few hours. Serve. If you'd like to add sprinkles add when chocolate is still wet.

cake with a bite

Cake Pops Combination Ideas

Try any of these mixtures for a variety of yummy cake balls!
  • Lemon with lemon frosting
  • Red velvet with cream cheese frosting
  • Dark chocolate with buttercream flavored with coconut extract frosting
  • Strawberry with strawberry cream cheese frosting
  • Chocolate with peanut butter frosting 
  • White with white chocolate frosting
  • white with lemon frosting as filling
  • chocolate with mint frosting as filling
  • chocolate with chocolate filling
  • yellow with cream cheese filling
  • strawberry with strawberry filling
  • chocolate with peanut butter filling
  • yellow with peanut butter filling

Pop Ideas

pop ideas

Cake Pops Video

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