Vanilla cake pops

    2 hours 10 min

    Far from plain, these vanilla cake pops are a sure crowd-pleaser! You can combine the vanilla sponge crumbs with almost any jam for a subtle hint of fruit flavour.


    County Dublin, Ireland
    30 people made this

    Makes: 20 to 30 cake pops

    • 1 vanilla sponge cake
    • 2 to 4 tablespoons jam, such as strawberry or apricot
    • To decorate
    • milk, plain, white or flavoured chocolate buttons
    • coloured sugar, crushed nuts, sprinkles, etc.

    Prep:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr10min chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

    1. Crumble the cake into a bowl. Mix in the jam till combined. The mixture should hold together without crumbling; add a little more jam if needed. Cover and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
    2. Roll walnut-sized balls of the cake mixture using wet hands. Place balls on a baking tray. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate you are using for the coating. You can use milk, plain, white or flavoured chocolate, or a combination for different coloured pops. Melt in a double boiler or in the microwave, then set aside to cool slightly.
    4. Remove the cake balls from the freezer. Using a cake pop stick or skewer, make a hole halfway through each ball. (This will make it easier to stick in the cake pop sticks later.)
    5. Dip a cake pop stick into the melted chocolate, then stick it into a cake ball. Repeat with remaining cake pops, then freeze for 20 minutes.
    6. Dip each cake pop into melted chocolate till evenly coated. Either place the cake pops directly onto a sheet of greaseproof paper to set, or stick the sticks upright into a colander or foam block so that the cake pops stay perfectly round.
    7. Leave the cake pops plain, or decorate as desired. You can sprinkle them with crushed nuts, chocolate shavings, coloured sugar, hundreds and thousands, sugar strands, crushed biscuits, etc.
    8. Let the cake pops rest till set.


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