Everyone loves cake pops! They are simple to make, and you can create anything for any occasion. They are also nice small bites of dessert instead of large slices of cake or pie. Can be made up in partial batches and the remaining ingredients stored for a few weeks.

Miss Amy
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Beat cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a bowl using an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes more. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 28 to 33 minutes. Cool completely, at least 1 hour.

  • Crumble cake into a large bowl. Stir frosting into cake crumbles until mixture is sticky but not too smooth. Chill in refrigerator, at least 30 minutes.

  • Roll cake mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange on a baking sheet. Place 1 lollipop stick into each ball.

  • Melt about 1/4 cup chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave, about 20 seconds. Dip each cake pop in the melted chocolate. Repeat melting chocolate and dipping remaining cake pops. Decorate pops with decorating icing.

Cook's Notes:

Pre-baked cake and frosting may be stored in freezer and refrigerator respectively for up to two weeks. Thaw cake fully and mix as instructed.

Any flavor of cake and icing can be used.

Directions for baking cake are based from the specific brand used. Follow box instructions for making cake if using a different brand.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; 22.8 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 236 mg sodium. 46 g carbohydrates; 4.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2018
These tasted great--they really did. However, I do not think that they were simple. I have never made cake balls or pops before, and the instructions were lacking in getting me a decent finished product. 30 min in the fridge was not enough. When I poked the stick in and dipped into the chocolate, it promptly fell right off. I had to google some tips for making pops to get these to turn out correctly. (Such as freezing the dough before making balls and using Styrofoam to set them up in as they cool.) I then only did half of them as cake "pops" and did the rest of them as "balls." I did like the way the instructions said to cool the cake, then stir the icing (which I had at room temp) into the crumbs. I loved the resulting texture of these cake pops. (I know other people who have the cake warm, warm up the icing and even use an electric mixer to mix it all together. I'm not very fond of the overly gummy texture of cake pops/balls made this way.) I think for these to really be "simple," the instructions need more details on how to roll them so they stay together, how to keep them on the stick, and what to do with them once you dip them. We used strawberry cake and icing with chocolate melts. My daughter loved them no matter how they looked! Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2020
so this isn't the best recipie I didnt like much Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2018
These tasted great--they really did. However, I do not think that they were simple. I have never made cake balls or pops before, and the instructions were lacking in getting me a decent finished product. 30 min in the fridge was not enough. When I poked the stick in and dipped into the chocolate, it promptly fell right off. I had to google some tips for making pops to get these to turn out correctly. (Such as freezing the dough before making balls and using Styrofoam to set them up in as they cool.) I then only did half of them as cake "pops" and did the rest of them as "balls." I did like the way the instructions said to cool the cake, then stir the icing (which I had at room temp) into the crumbs. I loved the resulting texture of these cake pops. (I know other people who have the cake warm, warm up the icing and even use an electric mixer to mix it all together. I'm not very fond of the overly gummy texture of cake pops/balls made this way.) I think for these to really be "simple," the instructions need more details on how to roll them so they stay together, how to keep them on the stick, and what to do with them once you dip them. We used strawberry cake and icing with chocolate melts. My daughter loved them no matter how they looked! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2018
These tasted great--they really did. However, I do not think that they were simple. I have never made cake balls or pops before, and the instructions were lacking in getting me a decent finished product. 30 min in the fridge was not enough. When I poked the stick in and dipped into the chocolate, it promptly fell right off. I had to google some tips for making pops to get these to turn out correctly. (Such as freezing the dough before making balls and using Styrofoam to set them up in as they cool.) I then only did half of them as cake "pops" and did the rest of them as "balls." I did like the way the instructions said to cool the cake, then stir the icing (which I had at room temp) into the crumbs. I loved the resulting texture of these cake pops. (I know other people who have the cake warm, warm up the icing and even use an electric mixer to mix it all together. I'm not very fond of the overly gummy texture of cake pops/balls made this way.) I think for these to really be "simple," the instructions need more details on how to roll them so they stay together, how to keep them on the stick, and what to do with them once you dip them. We used strawberry cake and icing with chocolate melts. My daughter loved them no matter how they looked! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2018
it was rly rly good and easy except I used vanilla frosting Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2018
Worked well turned out yummy. Candy wafer melts in double boiler coated and held together good. Birthday Cake Pops success! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2019
The finished product did not look great as the "pops" slipped off the sticks. But according to my son they tasted good albeit very sweet. We used white cake buttercream and white melts and ended up with 20 or so "snowballs". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2019
We made Ned Stark cake pops for an office party. They re not easy but we found the fridge is your friend. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/31/2019
Did not work. Recipe is a little too simplistic. Would not stay on the stick at all Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/08/2019
The cake was too sweet and did not stick to together. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2018
I used white chocolate with food coloring. It was delishious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2019
PERFECT!!!! It was the most amazing cake pop EVER!! My piers loved it thank you I'll be making this all the the time. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2020
so this isn't the best recipie I didnt like much Read More