Chocolate Cake Pops

Chocolate Cake Pops
Reviewed by Cake Pops
Rating: 4.5

1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Grease and flour 2 medium to large cake tins. (This recipe doesn’t work well as “sandwich cakes”; it’s better as a single, big, tall cake.)

2. Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until it is smooth. Pour into cake tin.

3. Bake until an inserted butter knife comes out clean. Let cool, then decorated as desired OR let cool only until it is comfortable to handle, and then shape pieces of cake into balls around lollipop sticks.

I frosted the cake pops with a pretty simple chocolate buttercream. I beat together about 1 cup butter, 4 cups sugar, 2 tbsp vanilla, 2 oz melted and cooled dark chocolate, and 2 tbsp cold water until it made a smooth frosting that was easy to spread (make sure to taste test it and adjust as desired).

After giving the frosting time to stiffen, I covered the cake pops in cling film and then tied securely with ribbon. And voila, cake pops. Bite sized cake on a stick. Fantastic for when you want to be cutesy.

Courtesy of hiddendomestic

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup water (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 5 oz dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
Serves 4
45 Minutes
  • Betsy

    Great recipe, I love cake pops!

  • Charlotte Easby

    How do you shape them in to balls?

  • isabel gonzales

    i <3 cake pops there delish + good and adorabel to eat

  • maria

    My mix is really granulated, I used caster sugar is that the wrong one?

  • Sjane

    where can I by lollipop sticks?

    • Anonymous

      Great question, we posted a source, which you will find on the left side bar of the site.

    • Christine Hill

      I bought mine at JoAnne’s Fabrics…..

  • im not a model, im just hot

    This recipie sucks. I tried it and it was a total failure. It honestly was the first recipie that I EVER used that didn’t turn out right. So props to the sad excuse for a chef that came up with this.

  • cake pop

    Help! I made a cake pop family and i don’t want to eat them! What should I do?