Martha Does It Best

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 πŸ˜‰

  1. Bake a chocolate cake (whatever kind is your favorite!) and let it cool completely.
  2. 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.
  3. When your cake is cooled, take a fork and mash up your cake in a large bowl until it’s crumbled into little pieces.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. You will need a 1 1/4-by-3/4-inch flower-shaped cookie cutter and melted chocolate for the next part!
  7. 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!
  8. Dip the “bottom” of the cupcake into your melted chocolate and immediately insert a lollipop stick.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. Voila!Β 

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?

~K

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