Not really sure how to make cake pops from leftover cake? It’s so easy and a great way to use leftover cake (and baking mishaps like fallen cakes.)
My kids adore cake pops at Starbucks.
Honestly. Who doesn’t?
But good grief they’re expensive for what they are. When you realize that cake pops are nothing more than leftover cake and icing and a few simple steps, you realize you can easily make them yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions About How To Make Cake Pops From Leftover Cake
Do I have to use “leftover” cake in cake pops?
No. In fact, when I made these, I used a cake that had fallen in the middle. (It was a double batch of my Sour Cream Pound Cake.) But you could easily buy a premade cake or bake a cake simply to use in this recipe.
Can I use an entire cake or do I have to use a portion of a cake?
One whole cake will use one whole tub of icing to make a full recipe of cake pops. But if you don’t have that much extra cake, you simply use less icing.
Does it matter what type of cake I use?
Not really. If you want a chocolate filling, use a chocolate cake. Want a spiced filling, use spice cake. It’s fairly straightforward. Like red velvet? Go for it. Fan of carrot cake? That’ll work, too!
Can I use chocolate chips to make the chocolate coating for cake pops?
Yes, but I prefer the melting chocolate wafers. To use chocolate chips, microwave them in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between intervals. Or melt in a double boiler. Be careful not to overheat them or the chocolate will seize and be unusable.
Does the type of frosting I use matter?
Similar to the cake question above, you can use different flavors of frosting. It’s mostly a taste preference. Any frosting that would taste good ON cake, will taste good IN a cake pop recipe.
Don’t cake pops usually sit atop a lollipop stick?
Yes. But I didn’t have any cake pop sticks on hand, and this recipe is all about using what you have. If you prefer to think of these as cake truffles and not cake pops, go for it.
(And if you really want to see some beautiful, more stylized cake pop recipes, visit my friend Gretchen’s website kumquatblog.com.)
Does this recipe make enough for a birthday party?
Yes. It makes 2 dozen, and each one is very filling.
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