I think it’s safe to say that the Kelapo office has quite a sweet tooth. Partly because we are all girls, and partly because we spend such a big part of our days browsing through delicious looking blogs (aka Food Porn). There is some seriously good stuff out there! Lately, when the sugar craving hits, we’ve been heading to the local Starbucks to pick up these tasty little bites. Replacing the cupcake as the must-have, trendy baked good (or is it replacing macarons? Whoopie pies?) cake pops are impressive-looking enough to charge at least $2 a piece. That’s crazy, I say! These little beauties can easily be made at home.
What you need:
Frosting ( Just make one batch or buy a can of it and save whatever you don’t use.)
Lollipop sticks (can be found at Michaels Art Supply)
Chocolate bars or candy melts (can also be found at Michaels)
- Bake a cake. Boxed mix, favorite recipe, whatever. Make sure to use coconut oil instead of butter or oil. Let it cool.
- Dump cake into a big bowl and crumble it up with your fingers. Add frosting spoonful by spoonful and combine with your hands, until the mixture sticks together but isn’t “sticky.”
- Form into little balls and place on wax paper. Refrigerate for at least 30 min.
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Make sure it’s good and melty and smooth.
- Stick each cake ball with a lollipop stick. Roll cake pop in the melted chocolate, covering entirely, and place back on the wax paper or stick in some floral foam. Refrigerate until ready to eat!