Last week, I attempted to replicate Martha Stewart’s Cupcake Pops recipe (before I ever even tried to make simple cake pops). I wouldn’t say this recipe is quick and easy… but it’s a great activity to do with your mom or friends, and of course, it tastes delicious! And since they’re small portions, you won’t feel too guilty indulging
- Bake a chocolate cake (whatever kind is your favorite!) and let it cool completely.
- While the cake is cooling, whip up a cream cheese frosting by mixing the following ingredients in a large bowl: 1 8oz package of cream cheese, 4 tablespoons of butter, 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk. Set that to the side.
- When your cake is cooled, take a fork and mash up your cake in a large bowl until it’s crumbled into little pieces.
- Take your mashed-up cake and dumb into into the bowl with your pre-made frosting. Use a large spoon to mix the two together completely.
- Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper and roll the mixture into 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-inch balls. Set them on the waxed paper. Transfer the cookie sheet into the fridge for at least two hours or into the freezer for a shorter amount of time. Just make sure the dough is firm enough to mold when you take it out.
- You will need a 1 1/4-by-3/4-inch flower-shaped cookie cutter and melted chocolate for the next part!
- Take your cookie mixture balls and now roll them into a log shape and put them in the center of the cookie cutter. Shape half of the cookie mixture to the flower’s edges to look like the bottom of a cupcake. Leave some mixture on the top and shape it to be circular… like the top of a cupcake!
- Dip the “bottom” of the cupcake into your melted chocolate and immediately insert a lollipop stick.
- Sit the half-chocolate pops on their heads to let the chocolate dry. Continue this step until you have all the cake pop bottoms half-covered with milk chocolate.
- Once the chocolate dries, melt your other color of white chocolate (pink, yellow, etc) and dip the remaining half of the cake pop into the chocolate and cover with sprinkles, M&M’s, or even coconut!
Mine didn’t come out looking as perfect as the ones on the website, but I got a big thumbs up from everyone in the office saying that they tasted amazing. Who cares what it looks like if it tastes great, right? I also used white chocolate that looked like “funfetti” as well as green chocolate as the pretend icing… the green “cupcakes” ended up being the office winners!
This recipe would be a great idea for a child’s birthday party… practically no mess. I’m thinking about doing a red, white and blue cake pop version for the fourth of July! What’s your favorite party dessert?