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

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30 mins
35 mins
1 hr 5 mins


Cake Pops:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • 1 cup whole milk

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

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

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. butter


  • Begin this recipe by first preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • While your oven warms up, grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and coat it with flour. After doing so, set it aside for the time being.
  • Next, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs with an electric mixer in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, milk, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two batches, mixing well after addition.
  • Add in the mix and continue mixing until no lumps remain in the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake it in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  • While the cake bakes, make the frosting by beating the butter, milk, and vanilla together in a large bowl with an electric mixer.
  • Add in the powdered sugar to the mixture a cup at a time and beat until the mixture turns smooth.
  • Once the cake has finished baking and has cooled, use a food processor to blend it until it dissolves into crumbs.
  • Mix the cake crumbs with the buttercream frosting in a large bowl a cup at a time until the cake is moist enough.
  • Form 2 tablespoon-sized balls out of the cake and set them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. After that, freeze them for 10 minutes.
  • While the cake pops cool, make the icing by heating the butter and chocolate chips for 2 minutes in a microwavable bowl, making sure to stir every 20 seconds. You can use either white or dark chocolate depending on your desired effect.
  • Remove the frozen pops from the freezer and add some lollipop sticks onto them.
  • Lastly, dip the pops into the icing and top them with your choice of sprinkles. Afterward, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg