Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe - Delicious Homemade Dessert from USA

Chocolate Cake Pops

Chocolate Cake Pops Recipe - Delicious Homemade Dessert from USA
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 24


Chocolate Cake Pops
Chocolate Cake Pops

Chocolate cake pops are a fun and delicious treat that are perfect for parties, special occasions, or just as a sweet snack. These bite-sized treats are made by combining crumbled cake with frosting, shaping them into balls, and then coating them in chocolate. They are then placed on a stick for easy eating.


Cake pops have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many bakeries and home cooks creating their own unique versions. The concept of cake pops is said to have originated from Angie Dudley, also known as Bakerella, who popularized the treat through her blog and cookbook. Since then, cake pops have become a staple at parties and events.


  • 1 (18 oz (510 g)) cake mix
  • 2 -3 eggs
  • 1⁄3 cup oil
  • 0.5 (16 oz (454 g)) can frosting, any flavor, store bought
  • 7 oz (198 g) white chocolate candy melts
  • candy sprinkles (optional)

How to prepare

  1. Bake the cake according to the instructions on the package or recipe and let it cool.
  2. Crumble the entire cake in a food processor, in batches if necessary, and empty it into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in 0.5 can of store-bought frosting or an equal amount of homemade frosting until a dough forms (it's easiest to do this by hand).
  4. Scoop and form the mixture into one-inch balls, using a small cookie scooper for convenience.
  5. Melt the Candy Melts according to the instructions on the package.
  6. For each cake pop, first dip the very end of a lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert it about halfway into the cake ball.
  7. Chill the uncoated cake pops for at least 1 hour.
  8. Re-melt the Candy Melts and coat the cake pops one by one, dipping one side and turning them to coat them completely.
  9. After coating, stand the cake pop up in a styrofoam block or shirt box and decorate it with sprinkles before the coating sets.
  10. For a cute presentation, insert the cake pops into lollipop treat bags and secure them with a twistie tie or ribbon.
  11. You can also decorate them with drizzled chocolate or candy melts in any color of your choice.


  • Use different flavors of cake mix and frosting for a variety of cake pop flavors.
  • Add in mix-ins such as chocolate chips, nuts, or sprinkles for added texture and flavor.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to let the cake cool completely before crumbling it.

- Use a cookie scooper to ensure uniform size for the cake balls.

- Chill the cake pops before coating them to help them hold their shape.

- Decorate the cake pops with sprinkles or drizzled chocolate for a fun and festive touch.

Serving Suggestions

Serve cake pops as a fun and festive dessert at parties, birthdays, or special occasions.

Cooking Techniques

Use a food processor to easily crumble the cake.

- Use a double boiler or microwave to melt the chocolate candy melts.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use homemade frosting instead of store-bought frosting.

- Use dark or milk chocolate for coating instead of white chocolate candy melts.

Make Ahead Tips

Cake pops can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Display cake pops in a decorative stand or arrange them in a bouquet for a fun and eye-catching presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve cake pops with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee for a delicious treat.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover cake pops in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, let them come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each cake pop contains approximately 150 calories.


Each cake pop contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates.


Each cake pop contains approximately 8 grams of fat.


Each cake pop contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Cake pops do not contain significant amounts of vitamins or minerals.


Cake pops may contain allergens such as wheat, eggs, and dairy.


Cake pops are a sweet treat that are high in carbohydrates and fats, but low in protein. They are best enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.


Chocolate cake pops are a fun and delicious treat that are perfect for parties, special occasions, or just as a sweet snack. They are easy to make and can be customized with different flavors and decorations. Enjoy these bite-sized treats with family and friends for a sweet and satisfying dessert.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of anticipation I felt when I first discovered this recipe for Chocolate Cake Pops. It was many years ago, back when my children were still young and I was always on the lookout for fun and delicious treats to make for them. One day, I was flipping through a magazine and came across a picture of these adorable little cake pops covered in chocolate and sprinkles. I knew right away that I had to learn how to make them.

I reached out to a friend who was known for her baking skills and asked her if she knew how to make Chocolate Cake Pops. She smiled and told me that she had a foolproof recipe that she would be happy to share with me. We set a date for her to come over and show me how it was done.

When the day arrived, my friend came over with all the ingredients we would need. She showed me how to make a simple chocolate cake batter and then how to crumble it up and mix it with frosting to form the cake pops. It was a messy process, but so much fun! We rolled the cake mixture into little balls, stuck them on lollipop sticks, and then dipped them in melted chocolate. Finally, we topped them with colorful sprinkles before the chocolate set.

As we sat down to enjoy our creations, I could see the delight in my friend's eyes. She knew that she had passed on a wonderful recipe to me, one that would bring joy to my family for years to come. And she was right. From that day on, Chocolate Cake Pops became a staple in our household. My children loved them, and so did all of their friends.

Over the years, I have tweaked the recipe here and there, adding different flavors and decorations to make them even more special. I have shared the recipe with countless friends and family members, all of whom have raved about how delicious they are. It brings me such joy to know that something as simple as a chocolate cake pop can bring so much happiness to others.

As I think back on that day when I first learned how to make Chocolate Cake Pops, I am filled with gratitude for my friend who took the time to teach me. It is a memory that I will always cherish, a reminder of the power of sharing recipes and traditions with those we love. And every time I make a batch of Chocolate Cake Pops, I can't help but smile as I remember that sense of anticipation I felt all those years ago.


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