St. Patrick’s Day Cake Pops

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Here at cakejournal.com, we LOVE cake pops! No exaggeration, we adore them. We enjoy making cake pops for any occasion of the year!
St. Patrick’s Day is approaching quickly and what better way to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland than with delicious cake pops.

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If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what cake pops are, don’t worry!  Cake pops are just balled up cake with frosting as it’s “glue” and a candy coating around them.

Prepare to make scrumptious cake pops for all your friends and family on this fun holiday!

Items Needed:

White Cake Mix (or a homemade cake recipe)

13-in x 9-in baking pan

Green Food Dye

Cream Cheese Frosting (or a homemade frosting recipe)

White chocolate chips or white chocolate melting wafers

Lollipop Sticks

Styrofoam Block

Optional:  Green and Orange Sprinkles

Directions:

First, mix together cake mix as recipe directs.  My cake mix called for 1 1/4 cup water, 1/3 cup oil and 3 eggs.  Next, add 1/2 tsp of green food dye to the cake mix and stir well.  Adjust coloring if desired.  Pour the batter into a 13-in x 9-in pan and bake as directed.  I baked mine for 30 minutes at 350F degrees.

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Then, once the cake was fully baked and cooled, I removed the cake from the pan and put it into a large bowl.  I used my hands to finely crumble the cake.  Next, I scooped three generous tablespoons of cream cheese frosting into the cake crumbles and began to combine them with my hands.  Mix the frosting and cake until the mixture becomes dough-like.

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Roll the cake dough into 1-inch diameter balls and place them on a plate with wax paper.  Place the plate in the freezer for 5-1o minutes to set the cake pop shape.  Melt the white chocolate wafers in a glass that allows you to dip the pops in and fully cover the cake pop.  Take the pops out of the freezer.  Take a lollipop stick and dip a tiny bit of the stick in the melted chocolate.   Place the stick in the cake pop about 2/3 of the way through the pop.  Dip the pop in the melted chocolate and fully cover the cake pop.  Pull the pop out of the melted chocolate and slowly spin the pop to get rid of excess coating.  Place the stick in the styrofoam block.

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Now comes the fun part:  decorating! While the coating is still tacky, sprinkle some green or orange sprinkles on top for a fun, Irish flair.  You could combine some green dye with a bit of melted chocolate and put the chocolate in a plastic bag and cut a tiny portion of the corner off. Then, make a fun design on top of the cake pop!  There are endless ways to decorate this crazy awesome dessert! Make sure to wait until the chocolate is completely hardened to store the cake pops.

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Enjoy these cake pops and have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy baking!

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