Cherry Cake Pop Recipe!

/ Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Do you say cake pops or cake truffles? Either way, there's nothing quite as cute, bite-size and party-ready than these cherry-shaped treats! Equally as fun to make as they are to eat, I'd love to share this super easy cake pop recipe with you...

Gah! I said cake pop. Well, that's what I tend to call them (though, cake truffles do sound a tad fancier). I've had this idea for a while. I LOVE cherries and cute cakes are kind of my jam. Here's what we're going to do: Form cake pop dough into balls, dip 'em in red candy melts, sprinkle with sugar and add stems.
You can make this recipe with any cake recipe you'd like. I tend to use box mix because it's easier and (honestly) I think the commercial ingredients in box-made cake and store-bought frosting tend to make the cake pop–making process a lot easier. 
The secret to making a good cake pop making is the refrigerator. You want them nice and cold, so they don't get warm and squishy on you.

If you're a Hey, EEP! fan you know that this is the summer of my cherry print obsession. First came the cherry cupcake recipe, now these little cake bites. If I had to pick fave, these cake pops would win. I love how cute they are and how easy they are to eat. Plus who can ever eat just one—amiright!?—so I love that they come as a pair.

Another thing I love are these new Cherry Dangle Earrings that Shop Small Things sent me. I mean, come on! Could they be any more adorable!? I've been wearing earrings a lot recently. Statement earrings, you might even say! So I've been shopping on their site quite a lot.

If you're wondering, for the stems I used paper covered floral wire but you could experiment with lollipop sticks, pipe cleaners, whatever you have.

Forgive me if cake pops seem a little 2010 but I thought it was a fun idea you might enjoy. Have you made cake pops before? I'd love to know what you think!!

MAKES: ABOUT 30 cake pops

1 box cake mix
1 tub store-bought frosting
1 bag red candy melts
Red sanding sugar, for coating
Green paper-covered floral wire, for stems
Green construction paper, for leaves
Hot glue gun and sticks

1. Bake the cake mix as the label direct in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish; let cool completely. 

2. Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl. Add half to two-tirds of the store-bought frosting in the container (don't add the whole tub, it'll be too much) and mix until the mixture resembled wet sand and sticks together when you pinch between your fingers. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

3. Roll the cake ball dough into balls; refrigerate 30 more minutes. 

4. Meanwhile, melt the candy melt and put the sanding sugar in a bowl. Line a making sheet with parchment or wax paper; set aside.

5.  For each cake pop, dip in the candy melts (shaking to remove any excess), then transfer to the sanding sugar and roll to coat. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Chill for at least 1 hour or until the candy melt coating is hard. 

6. Twist lengths of the floral wire to create stems. Cut the construction paper into leave. Use hot glue to attach the leaves to the stems. 

7. For each cherry, pair together 2 cake balls. Insert one end of the stem into each cake ball. Serve on a cake platter or in small disposable cups. 

Disclosure: Shop Small Things sent me these earrings to try, which was so nice! As usual, all content and opinions are that of my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who support Hey, EEP!

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