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Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops

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Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16
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Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops

Fancy yet simple, these one-bite treats at the perfect way to meet a chocolate craving in style.

Ingredients

1
Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate chip cake mix, baked according to package directions
1
can Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (classic, not whipped)
2
cups milk chocolate chips
2
tablespoons chocolate sprinkles

Directions

  • 1 Once your cake is cooked and cooled, crumble half of it into a large bowl (cover, wrap, and freeze the other half for later. A full cake makes a LOT of cake pops.)
  • 2 Add 1/4 cup of frosting to the cake mixture. Use a fork to work the frosting through. Continue adding frosting by the tablespoonful, JUST until the cake mixture starts to stick together. It shouldn’t feel wet at all, but should adhere to itself in a playdoh-like texture.
  • 3 Roll tablespoon-fulls of cake into cake balls.
  • 4 In a small, deep, microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips JUST until they are melted (usually about 90 seconds or so). Stir until smooth.
  • 5 Press the end of a sucker stick into the melted chocolate, then press that end into the center of your cake ball. Take a small spoonful of melted chocolate and carefully smooth it around the bottom part of the stick and cake ball. Allow the chocolate to harden completely.
  • 6 Gently dip the cake ball into the melted chocolate. Allow any excess chocolate to drizzle back into the bowl before pressing the top of the cake pop into crushed peanuts or chocolate sprinkles. Turn the cake pop right side up and press the bottom of the sucker stick into a piece of styrofoam. Allow the cake pops to cool upright until ready to serve.
  • 7 Once chocolate is hardened, serve the cake pops, or cover them and store them in the fridge for up to three days. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops

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Cake pops have been all the rage ever since they burst onto the scene a few years back. Pay a pretty penny for them or -- better yet -- make them yourself!


Pretty mounds of cake and frosting on a stick? What’s not to love?!

Well, for one thing … cake pops can be a rather finicky recipe. They can be gloppy. They can be bloppy. They can plop into your bowl of melted chocolate and be ruined forever. To keep you from making any of these rookie mistakes, here’s how to pull together a fancy batch of chocolate cake pops in no time at all.

Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops Recipe

Get started with your cake pops by baking a chocolate Betty Crocker cake mix according to package directions. Allow it to cool completely, then crumble half of the cake into a bowl. Toss the other half of the cake into your freezer for the next time you crave cake pops.

IMPORTANT TIP #1: Add a bit of frosting to the cake. Too much frosting makes for messy cake popping. So, add it tablespoon by tablespoon to ensure the perfect texture.

Making Cake Pops

Mix just enough frosting into the mixture to create a thick, clay-like texture. You want your cake ball dough to stick together firmly.

Mixing Cake and Frosting for Cake Pops

Roll tablespoonfulls of dough into balls. Make sure they are firm and round.

Roll Cake into Balls for Cake Pops

Grab a small, microwave-safe bowl with tall sides. You need it to be deep enough to dip your cake pops, but not so deep as to require five pounds of chocolate to fill it up.

Cake Balls for Cake Pops

Zap your chocolate in the microwave until smooth and melty.

IMPORTANT TIP #2! Be careful not to overheat it! Just pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stir, then zap for another 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.

Dip a sucker stick into the melted chocolate, then press it into the center of your cake pops. Allow the chocolate to harden completely before moving onto the next step.

Chocolate for Dipping Cake Pops

Carefully pick up your cake pop by the stick, then plunge it into the melted chocolate. Quickly pull the cake pop from the chocolate. Let it hang over the bowl for a few seconds, drizzling off any of the extra chocolate.

Dipping Cake Pops in Chocolate Coating

Flip the cake pop upright and press it into a piece of Styrofoam. Sprinkle generously with chocolate sprinkles and allow the chocolate to harden around your cake pops before serving.

Cake Pops Setting Up on Styrofoam

Store your cake pops in the fridge for up to three days. Serve to kids of all ages, and enjoy entirely!

Bite of Chocolate Truffle Cake Pops

YUM!


Love Your Pops?


Cake pops are awesome party favors or a great substitute for ordinary birthday cake! Here are a few more pop recipes to showcase at your next party:

For more great treats to serve at your party, check out our Celebration Cake Recipes!



Brooke blogs at CheekyKitchen.com where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke’s profile to see what she cooks up next!

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