Make this years holiday a little merrier and brighter with these festive cake pops.

​Makes: 30 pops

Bake: 45 minutes

Prep: 20 minutes

Inactive: 30 minutes


Cake Mix:

1 cup Buttermilk

1 cup Vegetable Oil

2 Eggs

3 cups Flour

2 cups Sugar

5 tbsp Cocoa Powder, unsweetened

2 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 cup Boiling Water


Frosting Mix:

3/4 cup Powdered Sugar

2 tbsp Butter, softened

1-2 tbsp Milk


Candy Melts: 

24 oz Candy Melts

4 tbsp Vegetable Oil


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a large mixing bowl mix together the buttermilk, oil and eggs; set aside. In another large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; stir together to mix well. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, beating as you go. To the batter add in the vanilla extract and boiling water.


Pre grease a 9x13 baking dish and pour in the cake batter. Bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the middle. Allow to the cake to completely cool. In a separate bowl beat together the powdered sugar, butter and milk. Add the milk a little at a time until it forms a frosting-like texture. Crumble the cake up in a large bowl and add in the frosting and use your hands to combine the frosting and cake. (If the cake seems dry add in a little more frosting until you are able to form a ball.)


Form cake balls and then place a lollypop stick into the center of the ball. Place upside down on a cookie sheet and repeat the process until all the cake is gone. Place the cake balls into a freezer for 30 minutes. (Make the cake balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The larger the cake ball the heavier it gets when dipped into the candy melts which will result in the cake ball to fall off of the stick.)Right before you take out the slightly harden cake pops, pour candy melts in a large bowl and place the bowl in the microwave on high for 20 seconds at a time. Take out candy melts, stir and place back in the microwave for another 20 seconds. Repeat this process until the candy melts are melted. Once candy melts have melted add in vegetable oil-the oil will help keep the candy melts loose. (Work in small increments - start with 12 oz of candy melts and 2 tbsp of vegetable oil.)


Dip or roll the cake pops in the candy melt and place the stick into a upside down colander to harden. Repeat the process for the remaining cake pops. Enjoy!

holiday cake pops

AMATEUR KITCHEN