There’s no better way to celebrate a holiday than creating fun cake pops. While our creepy, crawly spider cake pops were a big hit, it’s time to welcome Easter with our deliciously beautiful Easter egg cake pops. The best part? Biting into these yummy desserts.
I know creating cake pops can look intimidating to the beginner, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be hooked. This time around, I’m showing you how to make that cake pop step-by-step, so you can easily follow through and make great looking cake pops!
What You Need (yields 20 cake pops)
For the cake:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 1 large eggs
- ½ cup whole milk
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup boiling water
- ¼ cup prepared frosting
OR buy one of those handy ready-to-bake cake mixes
For the cake pops:
- 20 cake pop sticks
- ½lb colored candy melts or melted chocolate
- All kinds of pastel-colored sprinkles of your choice
- Ready made fondant if you want personalized shapes
Instructions for the chocolate cake:
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C).
- Coat a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In the bowl of a mixer, add the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds.
- Add eggs, milk and oil, and continue beating at medium speed for about 2 minutes.
- Using a spatula, fold in boiling water and pour batter into your pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until baked through.
- Remove from the oven, let cool for several hours.
Let’s Make Our Easter Egg Cake Pops!
Step 1: Preparation
Prepare the ingredients for your cake pop: the ready-baked & cooled cake, sticks, a scooper, frosting, styrofoam, and colored candy melts.
Step 2: Crumble Time
Break the cake into big pieces that you can easily rub together. Over a bowl, rub them together until the entire cake is broken into small crumbs.
Step 3: Break Down Big Crumbs
If any big chunks or crumbs are in the bowl, break them into smaller crumbs. You should end up with a bowl with small crumbles, like in the picture.
Step 5: Mix Frosting
Mix the frosting with the crumbles until the cake is moist and can hold shapes.
Step 6: Scoop Up the Mixture
Using a scooper, scoop up the desired amount of mixture. Alternatively, you can use your own hands, but take into account that every cake pop will be a different size that way.
Step 7: Roll the Mixture
Roll the mixture either into balls or oval egg-shapes, depending on how you want your cake pops shaped.
Step 8: Place on Baking Sheet & Fridge
Transfer the balls to a wax paper covered baking sheet. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes – no longer! Then place into the refrigerator and let them stay chilled there for about an hour to an hour and a half.
Step 9: Prepare the Candy Melts
Melt some candy melts or chocolate of your flavor and color preference. Microwaves do a great melting job!
Step 10: Mix Melted Candy Melts
Once melted, the consistency should be a thick liquid. Mix with a spoon to ensure everything is melted and ready for dipping.
Step 12: Place the Stick in Cake Pop
Carefully insert the stick into the cake pop, making sure you placed it deep enough so that it feels secure but not too deep that it will be an unwelcoming surprise in the first bite.
Step 13: Dip the Cake Pop
Carefully dip each cake pop in the melted candy melts to cover it completely. Make sure the candy touches the stick. When it dries, it will be more stable.
Step 14: Dip the Cake Pop
Gently spin the cake pop and tap off the excess candy melt.
Step 16: Decorate!
Once the cake pop is dry, place your decorations. You can use sparkling sugars or sprinkles, rainbow candy coated chips, small daisy sprinkles, sugar dough or anything else you can think of!
To glue the decoration pieces to the cake pop, use a toothpick. Dip into the melted candy coating, dab a dot of the coating on the sprinkle and attach to the pop.
Here are the instructions in one handy image for easy downloading. 🙂
I would love to hear your thoughts on this Easter holiday’s cake pops!