Cake pops

homemade chocolate cake pops - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Cake pops

These are great fun for making with the kids, they will get great joy and chocolatey fingers when decorating them! All you need is some cake pops sticks which I got from the pound shop and something to poke them into while the chocolate is setting, I used some polystyrene. We also used truffle cases again purchased from our local pound shop 🙂 but its not necessary its just less mess!

Ingredients:

  • stale cake
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 50g softened butter
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 200g melted milk chocolate
  • sweets to decorate

Method:

We used half a loaf of madeira cake that was left over from another bake. Remove any hard crusty bits from around the edge and crumble the cake on a plate then set aside.

Mix the icing sugar, softened butter and milk in a large bowl until nice and creamy then add the cake crumbs a little at a time making sure all the cake is coated.

Squeeze the mix and form into tight balls. you need to really make it tight or the cake will just crumble and break up when you insert the stick.

When all the balls are formed, place them in the freezer while you melt the chocolate and take them out one at a time to fully coat each ball. Its best to melt 100g at a time so that the chocolate doesn’t start to set again before you have had chance to complete them all. It all depends how many little hands you have helping you 🙂

After allowing each one to drop off the surplus chocolate back into the bowl plop them straight into the truffle cases if using, if not, on a plate.

When they are all covered in chocolate, pop them back in the freezer for 5 mins or so just to harden the coating not to freeze the ball!

Then go wild and decorate 🙂

We used a little bit of white chocolate drizzled over the top and popped a mini chocolate m&m on the top.

If necessary pop them back in the freezer to harden again before poking the stick in the base, then put on your stand…….job done….eat 🙂

 

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