Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

How to Make Cake Pops +Valentine Cake Pops

These Valentine Cake Pops taste amazing and will be a mega-hit with everyone in the family! Make these festive & easy cake pops for your family this Valentine's Day. 

Valentines cake pops pin image

I don't know about you, but when my husband walks into a Starbucks, he just can't help but buy a Cake pop for everyone in our family. They're sooooo good!

After doing that a few times, I knew it was time to start making Cake Pops myself – or we'll blow our annual Starbucks budget by April!

Valentine cake pops on a plate

Vanilla Cake Pop Recipe

I am thrilled to say that they're even easier to make than I thought! And you don't need to buy a separate mold as you do for hot chocolate bombs. Woohoo!

Today's easy cake pop recipe is a recipe that you can make any time of the year and adjust the colors/decorations for the time of year. These may be Valentine Cake Pops today, but tomorrow they could easily be Halloween cake pops!

And, if I do say so myself, even Cupid himself couldn't even make anything taste better than these delicious easy cake pops! Plus, these little bites of lovestruck goodness will make you the hero of the day.

More Valentine's Day fun! Grab these free Valentine's Bingo printables and other activities that will have kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below.

Valentine's Day freebie banner

Valentine Cake Pops Ingredients

Here's everything you need for these easy cake pops!

  • 1/2 baked cake (such as a box cake) – this will be the delicious filling of your cake pops
  • Cream cheese frosting – to mix with the cake crumbs so you can shape them
  • 12 oz red candy melts – for the outside coating
  • 6″ cookie sticks – the sticks to hold your cake pops while you eat them
  • Sprinkles – for decorating 🙂
ingredients for easy cake pops

How to Make Cake Pops

Follow these simple step-by-step directions to have a set of your own cake pops in just 15 minutes!

Step 1

In a large bowl, crumble your cake.

Step 2

Add in your cream cheese frosting. Mix well with a hand mixer, spoon, or stand mixer.

cake mixed with cream cheese in a bowl

Step 3

Divide your cake into 20 sections. With the palm of your hand, round out each portion into a ball shape.

Step 4

Place your cake pops on a sheet pan or plate, and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Step 5

While your cake pops are in the freezer, place all of your candy melts in a medium-sized bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals until completely melted.

Step 6

Remove the cake pops from the freezer.

cake separated into 20 portions on a tray

Step 7

Place your cookie stick in the candy melt, then the cake pop. Then add your cake pop to the candy melts. Coat the pop completely with the melt.

On the side of the bowl, tap it gently with the stick removing any excess chocolate from the cake pop to create a smooth finish.

Step 8

Place the cake pop on the parchment paper. Immediately add your sprinkles before the chocolate dries.

Step 9

Continue steps 6 – 8 until each cake pop is complete.

Aren't they fun? Enjoy!

Valentine cake pops on a plate

Valentine Cake Pops FAQs

If you love cake pops (and who doesn't?), you'll love making this cake pop recipe. Here are the answers to all your burning questions about making cake pops!

How to Shape Vanilla Cake Pops

You can easily make these into balls that are uniform with a cookie scoop, and it’s SO easy! Note – you can do it by hand too, but they are more likely to vary in size.

Want to change the shape?

Instead of rolling out individual pops, make fun shapes by using small cookie cutters, like hearts, eggs, etc.

If you want to try making other shapes, I HIGHLY recommend sticking with cookie cutters that have simple shapes. If you attempt anything with too much detail, the cake pops won't maintain their shape.

easy cake pops on a plate

How to Store These Valentine Cake Pops

Store cake pops in an air tight container for up to 5 days – if they even last that long!

They also freeze well. Thaw at room temperature.

How do You Decorate This Cake Pops Recipe?

You could drizzle melted chocolate or candy melts over your cake pops, but the easiest way to decorate them is to add a few sprinkles on top and you're done (don't you love easy?!). 

More Valentine's Day fun! Grab these free Valentine's Bingo printables and other activities that will have kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below.

Valentine's Day freebie banner

Easy Cake Pop Variations

I chose to use vanilla cake to make it even easier to customize, but you can use any flavor of cake.

By simply changing the cake flavor, the color of the candy melts, or the sprinkles, you can easily adapt this recipe for birthday parties, other holidays, and more!

You can use red velvet cake, chocolate cake, or any other flavor you like!

Helpful Supplies

  • a cookie scoop will make dividing and shaping your cake balls so much easier
  • Completely optional, but if you're making cake pops for a crowd, use one of these stands to display your works of art!  This is the one I have and I love it!
  • Check out these other stand options if you'd like something different: see all of the options here. 
  • a Wilton Chocolate Dipping spoon can come in very handy to help drain the chocolate or candy melt so you end up using less.
Valentine's day cake pops

More Valentine's Day fun! Grab these free Valentine's Bingo printables and other activities that will have kids laughing and having a great time! Click the image below.

Valentine's Day freebie banner

More Valentine's Day Fun from Made in a Pinch

  • Air fryer Valentine’s Day Homemade Strawberry Pop Tarts
  • Kid-Themed Valentine’s Day Dessert Charcuterie Board
  • Valentine’s Bingo & 5 More Activities Kids Love!
  • M&M Valentine’s Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
  • Valentine's Day Activity Roundup

Pin for Later!

easy cake pop recipe long pin image
close up of Valentine cake pops

Valentine Cake Pops

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Valentine cake pops so good that Cupid couldn't even make anything better! An easy vanilla cake pop recipe perfect for Valentine's Day.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cake (such as a box cake), cooked
  • 2 TBSP cream cheese frosting, soft
  • 12 oz candy melts, red
  • 20 count 6" cookie sticks
  • Pink, red, or white sprinkles; any are great!

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, crumble your cake.
  2. Add in your cream cheese frosting. Mix well with a hand mixer, spoon, or stand mixer.
  3. Divide your cake into 20 sections. With the palm of your hand, round out each portion into a ball shape.
  4. Place your cake pops on a sheet pan or plate, and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  5. While your cake pops are in the freezer, place all of your candy melts in a medium-sized bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  6. Remove the cake pops from the freezer.
  7. Place your cookie stick in the candy melt, then the cake pop. Then add your cake pop to the candy melts. Coat the pop completely with the melt. On the side of the bowl, tap it gently with the stick removing any excess chocolate from the cake pop to create a smooth finish.
  8. Place the cake pop on the parchment paper. Immediately add your sprinkles before the chocolate dries.
  9. Continue steps 6 – 8 until each cake pop is complete.
  10. Enjoy!

The post How to Make Cake Pops +Valentine Cake Pops appeared first on Made In A Pinch.



This post first appeared on Made In A Pinch, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

How to Make Cake Pops +Valentine Cake Pops

×

Subscribe to Made In A Pinch

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×