Homemade Cake Pops Recipe

Homemade Cake Pops Recipe

How To Make Homemade Cake Pops

This homemade cake pops recipe offers a different cake pop experience because it does not use any box cake mix or canned frosting.

Preparation: 2 hours
Cooking: 36 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours 24 minutes
Total: 7 hours



  • 1⅔cupsall purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1large egg,at room temperature
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • 1cupwhole milk,or buttermilk

For the Frosting:

  • 7tbspunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • cupsconfectioner’s sugar
  • 3tspheavy cream or milk
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract

For the Coating:

  • 40ozcandy melts or coating,or pure white chocolate
  • sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch springform pan.


  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until creamed for about 2 minutes.

  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat on high speed until combined. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl as needed.

  4. With the mixer running at low speed, add the dry ingredients and milk to the wet ingredients until combined. Manually whisk the batter to ensure there are no large lumps at the bottom of the bowl.

  5. The batter will be slightly thick. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 36 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. If the top begins browning too quickly in the oven, loosely place a piece of aluminum foil on top.

  7. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan set on a wire rack.


  1. With a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy for about 2 minutes.

  2. Add confectioners’ sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract with the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 full minutes.

  3. Crumble the cooled cake into the bowl on top of the frosting. Make sure there are no large lumps. Turn the mixer on low and beat the frosting and cake crumbles together until combined.

  4. Measure 1 Tablespoon of moist cake mixture and roll into a ball. Place balls on a lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours or freeze for 1 hour.

  5. Re-roll the chilled balls to smooth out if needed.

  6. Melt the coating in a 2-cup liquid measuring cup. You can use a double boiler or microwave.

To coat the balls:

  1. Remove only 2 to 3 cake balls from the refrigerator at a time. Dip a lollipop stick about ½-inch into the coating, then insert it into the center or the cake ball.

  2. Only push it about halfway through the cake ball. Dip the cake ball into the coating until it is completely covered. Make sure the coating covers the base of the cake ball where it meets the lollipop stick.

  3. Very gently tap the stick against the edge of the measuring cup to allow excess coating to drop off. Decorate the top with sprinkles and place it upright into a styrofoam block or box.

  4. Repeat with remaining cake balls, only working with some out of the refrigerator at a time. The cake balls must be very cold when dipping.

  5. The coating will set within an hour. Store cake pops in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • Calories: 243.36kcal
  • Fat: 13.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.38g
  • Fiber: 1.81g
  • Sugar: 26.64g
  • Protein: 2.13g
  • Cholesterol: 17.21mg
  • Sodium: 50.01mg
  • Calcium: 23.36mg
  • Potassium: 121.08mg
  • Iron: 1.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 42.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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