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Cake Pops Recipe

Cake Pops

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"Birthdays, Easter, baby showers, or just because they are cute and taste good! Got this recipe from a friend and I must share... enjoy! There are many ways to be creative when making these... there are dozens of different types of sprinkles, or you can use different colors of candy melts and no sprinkles if you wish. Almost everything can be bought at a crafts store."

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Original recipe makes 24 pops Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Place about 1/4 cup of candy melts into a small microwave-safe bowl, and melt in the microwave at 40 percent power for 30 seconds; stir the candy coating, and continue to heat for 30 second-intervals until the coating is just warm and completely melted.
  2. Poke a hole halfway through a doughnut hole with a lollipop stick, then dip the end of the stick into the melted coating and reinsert into the hole. This holds the doughnut hole firmly on the stick. Stick the doughnut pop upright into a block of plastic foam, and set into refrigerator for 1 hour to firm up.
  3. When pops are firmly attached to their sticks, melt the remaining candy coating dots in a microwave-safe bowl on 40 percent power for 1 minute; stir, and melt for 30-second intervals until the coating is warm and smoothly melted. Dip the doughnut hole into the coating, covering it completely. Hold the dipped pop over a bowl, and sprinkle with colored candy sprinkles. Return the decorated pops to the plastic foam block to set.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2011

Anxious to try this clever cake pop. I re-read this and finally think I figured out the following. Poke the lollipop stick into the donut, (then take it out and dip the stick into the melted chocolate, then back into the donut.) Then store in styrofoam until the stick is set, then dip the donut in the chocolate and decorate.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 19, 2011

These were certainly easier than making a cake. However, they were not nearly as tasty as a real cake.

Apr 15, 2011

It's so much eaiser than the cake baking process and you don't have to worry about the cake being too sweet! Can't believe I did not think of that one.

Jun 29, 2011

This is so much better than making the cake and mixing the icing etc. It was so hard to make the cake balls perfectly round before dipping - what a great idea this is!! THANK-YOU!!

Dec 20, 2012

I have made hundreds of these for my kids and their activities. My top tricks are to put the balls into the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then, I pull them out and dip my stick into melted chocolate which acts like a glue..put them back into the freezer to set. I then put my styrofoam block into the fridge. After, I dip I stick the pop directly into the fridge to set. The trick to not having the balls slide down the stick is to not poke your stick in too far and keep them chilled all times while working with them. All this works for me and I hope that I have helped others to make cake pops. Because, they are alot of fun to make once you get a system going.

May 27, 2011

I'm such an idiot...I've already had 2 layers of cake baking when I found this! THANK YOU! It's going to be a breeze using plain donut holes. Thanks for the great idea and time-saver!

Dec 09, 2011

My husband (who will eat just about anything that resembles cake) was really excited to make these to take to work as a Holiday treat. He made four ahead of time as an after dinner treat for our daughter, and decided not to make the rest - his exact words were "The doughnut holes make them gross, they don't taste anything like cake pops."

Jul 23, 2011

These Mocha Cake pops were made into a bouquet. The cake is mocha with coffee melts, vanilla topped with chocolate jimmies. I tried donut holes, but the light holes tore through the stick when I put on the candy melts. HA HA HA! Maybe I should have used the cake donuts. :)


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  • Calories
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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