HALLOWEEN CAKE POPS
Halloween Cake Pops decorated like a pumpkin ghosts make a great treat to bake up for your Halloween Party.They also make a great homemade treat for those special Trick-or-Treaters.
I like to make my cake pops from scratch, they taste so much better but this time I used ready cake mix to save some time and and prepared homemade butter cream icing.For the coating I usually use white chocolate and food coloring,
but I just couldn’t get the right colour of orange so I did have to use candy melts for pumpkins and green and red candy melts for ghosts that I purchased at a nearby party city store.
Happy Halloween to Everyone!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hour
Chocolate Cake Ingredients:
3/4 cup Cocoa
2 tbsp butter softened
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup unsalted butter
3 cups icing sugar
1 cup white melted chocolate
1 cup orange,red and green candy melts
black food colouring gel or black food writer.
Directions || How to prepare Buttercream Frosting
Using electric beater, whip butter until fluffy
Add in the icing sugar.
Keep the mixture beating till nice fluffy whipped cream is form.
Directions || How to prepare Chocolate Cake
In a bowl ,beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Stir in vanilla.
In a large mixing bowl , add together cocoa powder,flour, baking soda and salt.
Now add the prepared butter mix into it.
Beat both the mixture well until well blended.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch cake pan
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
Directions || How to prepare Cake Pops
After cake is baked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
Add in the prepared buttercream, for cake pops (butter cream keeps the pops firm)
Continue to mix until fluffy and thoroughly combined.
Add frosting a couple of heaping tablespoons at a time, mix thoroughly. You may not need all the icing, the consistency should form soft balls that hold together.
Use a small cookie scoop to make even sized pieces of dough, then gently roll dough between palm of your hands to make round, even balls.
Place on parchment paper,should make 20-25 balls.
Melt about 1 cup white chocolae in double boiler or microwave(30 secs -1 min)
Dip the tip of lollipop stick into white chocolate melt, then insert into the cake balls. Sticks should be inserted about half way into ball.
Refrigerate for 30-60 mins. until the cake pops firm up.
For decorating the cake pops
Melt orange,red and green candy melts. Dip each cake pop into candy melts by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered.
Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess candy melt falls off.
Refigerate the candies for 1-2 hours till its firm.
Next using a black coloring gel or food writer decorate the cake pops.
watch youtube video for detail instructions.