As 2013 rolls to an end, we all get excited for those New Year’s parties! It’s a great time to celebrate the coming of a new year with family and friends and maybe have a drink or two. If you are attending festivities next week we may be asked to bring an appetizer or dessert from your party host. Instead of bringing the traditional chips and dip or brownies why not make something that everyone loves, a cake pop. If you are not familiar with cake pops they have all of the flavor that a traditional cake would have except it is on a stick and you can eat in a couple of bites. Since New Year’s Eve is coming up I thought it would be cool to make an alcohol infused cake pop to bring to your parties. Let’s take a look at this simple recipe that will have guests astounded!
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup Kelapo Coconut Oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons cream cheese frosting
2 tablespoons Irish Cream Liquor; liquor of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large mixing bowl stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for one minute.
- Stir in boiling water.
- In a 13 x 9 baking pan pour batter evenly into pan. Bake for 30 minutes or when a toothpick can be inserted into the middle and come out clean.
- Allow to cool. Once cooled, cut into 4 even sections.
- Use your hands to crumble the cake into small pieces into a bowl.
- Mix the cake on a low speed then immediately add two tablespoons of the cream cheese frosting and two tablespoons of Irish cream liquor.
- Continue to mix on medium speed until the mixture is gathered to the center of the bowl; about two minutes.
- Place the mixture into the fridge overnight or in the freezer for an hour if you are using the same day.
- Once out of the fridge roll the batter into 1 1/2″ balls and place them on a tray.
- In a small glass bowl add chocolate melts and coconut oil. Microwave for about 30 seconds or until melted.
- Dip your lollipop sticks 1/4″ into the melted chocolate, then insert 1/4′ deep into the cake pops.
- Hand dip cake pops into the melted chocolate and decorate as desired.
- Enjoy your delicious cake pops!
I always thought that cake pops were difficult to make however after making these they seem like a breeze! Feel free to make these with the alcohol flavor of your choice, I personally enjoy the delicious flavors of chocolate and Irish cream. These will be a great adult hit for your New Year’s Eve party, and you can make “virgin” cake pops for the kids to enjoy as well.
What type of alcohol will you be infusing your cake pops with?