Cake Pops

July 01, 2020
A cake pop is a form of cake styled as a lollipop. They are very simple to make. These pretty Cake Pops are made with vanilla cake mixed with buttercream frosting, covered with melted chocolate and festive sprinkles.

 This recipe and tutorial will help you make cake pops for any occasion. Kids would love them.

The summarized steps are as follows.
1. Make the vanilla cake (store bought pound cake works fine too)
2. Make the buttercream frosting (can use store bought too)
3. Melt the chocolate/candy melts
4. Prepare the cake pops

For the Vanilla cake

225g salted butter (softened) 
225g sugar
5 eggs 
225g flour 
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp milk (or 2 tbsp milk powder+  3 tbsp cold water)


  1. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
  2. Sift flour+baking powder together twice. 
  3. Beat butter and sugar well until creamy. 
  4. Add one egg at a time and beat well until creamy.
  5. Then add the flour and fold with a spatula until combined.( Do not beat)
  6. Finally add the vanilla extract to the milk and mix it with the cake batter. Mix well with a spatula until combined. (do not beat )
  7. Pour the batter to a lined baking pan and bake for 1 hour under 150 degree Celsius. 
  8. Let it cool completely.

For the vanilla frosting

100g salted butter
300g of Icing sugar (sifted)
1/4 tsp vanilla powder 
1 tsp milk/ condensed milk

Beat the butter with an electric mixer well and add icing sugar, vanilla and milk. Beat everything everything well until smooth. 

For Dipping the cake pops

200g candy melts/white cooking chocolate
1 tsp vegetable oil/vegetable shortening

Melt the candy melts/cooking chocolate with vegetable oil in a microwave in 20 seconds time intervals stirring occasionally. If you are using a double boiler make sure the heat is in medium heat while double boiling the chocolate. If the heat is high the chocolate will be curdled).  

Prepare the cake pops.

  1. Remove the top brown part on the cake. (If you add this part it will make the cake pop dry and it will have cracks)
  2. Break the vanilla cake into crumbs in to a large bowl. Stir frosting in to cake crumbs until the mixture is smooth but not sticky. (You can also put the cake and the frosting together in a food processor to make crumbs. )
  3. Chill the cake crumbs in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. 
  4. Take one tablespoons of cake mixture and roll into bowls. Place them in a tray lined with baking paper. 
  5. Dip the end of each lollipop stick in to the chocolate and then insert in to a cake bowl, gently pushing until the stick is half way through. Set the cake pops again in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. 
  6. Now dip each chilled cake pop straight down to the melted chocolate until well coated. (you should see the cake once coated.)
  7. Gently tap off by turning the cake pop in angles to get rid of excess chocolate. Sprinkle any sprinkles you want at this stage. 
  8. Place the cake pops upright in a cake pop stand/a piece of Styrofoam/ a firm cardboard box. 
  9. Let the cake pops stand in until the chocolate sets. Cake pops are ready once the chocolate has set. Enjoy! 

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