Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Pops Recipe

What better way to celebrate an exciting event, or just a brand new day, than with these super handy cake pops. Because they are a copycat recipe of the pops at Starbucks we already know you are going to love them!

How To Make Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Pops

Cake Pops:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2½ cup cake flour (& a little extra for dusting)
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • 1 cup whole milk

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 cup semisweet white or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. butter

To Serve

  • Candy sprinkles
  1. Make the cake pop cake by first preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Prepare a 9×13-inch baking dish by greasing and flouring it. Set aside.

  3. Sift together both flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  4. Cream together butter & sugar until pale & evenly incorporated.

  5. Add vanilla, milk, and eggs. Continue creaming.

  6. Fold the sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in batches, mixing well after addition.

  7. Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Set aside & cool down.

  8. Meanwhile, make the buttercream frosting by creaming butter & powdered sugar until pale & evenly incorporated.

  9. Add milk and vanilla. Continue creaming. Set aside.

  10. Using a food processor, process the cooled cake until it becomes coarse crumbs.

  11. Gradually mix the cake crumbs with 1 cup frosting, at a time, in a large bowl, until crumbs are moist enough to remain in rolled balls. You can test this by squeezing the mixture together with your hand. Set aside any excess frosting.

  12. Make 2 tablespoon sized balls out of the cake and set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

  13. Freeze the cake balls for 10 minutes.

  14. Meanwhile, make the chocolate icing by melting butter and chocolate together for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring at 20 second intervals.

  15. Remove the frozen cake from the freezer and stick with lollipop sticks.

  16. Dip the cake into the desired icing and cover with your choice of sprinkles.

How To Make Copycat Starbucks Birthday Cake Pops

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Preparation: 30 mins
Cooking: 35 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Makes:

Ingredients

Cake Pops:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • cup cake flour & a little extra for dusting
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • 1 cup whole milk

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 cup semisweet white or dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. butter

To Serve

  • Candy sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Make the cake pop cake by first preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Prepare a 9x13-inch baking dish by greasing and flouring it. Set aside.

  3. Sift together both flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  4. Cream together butter & sugar until pale & evenly incorporated.

  5. Add vanilla, milk, and eggs. Continue creaming.

  6. Fold the sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in batches, mixing well after addition.

  7. Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Set aside & cool down.

  8. Meanwhile, make the buttercream frosting by creaming butter & powdered sugar until pale & evenly incorporated.

  9. Add milk and vanilla. Continue creaming. Set aside.

  10. Using a food processor, process the cooled cake until it becomes coarse crumbs.

  11. Gradually mix the cake crumbs with 1 cup frosting, at a time, in a large bowl, until crumbs are moist enough to remain in rolled balls. You can test this by squeezing the mixture together with your hand. Set aside any excess frosting.

  12. Make 2 tablespoon sized balls out of the cake and set on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

  13. Freeze the cake balls for 10 minutes.

  14. Meanwhile, make the chocolate icing by melting butter and chocolate together for 2 minutes in the microwave, stirring at 20 second intervals.

  15. Remove the frozen cake from the freezer and stick with lollipop sticks.

  16. Dip the cake into the desired icing and cover with your choice of sprinkles.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 35mg
  • Calories: 193kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Cholesterol: 19mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 70mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 147mg
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Vitamin A: 275IU
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