I am a huge fan of Starbucks cake pops. They are a bite-sized piece of heaven, but instead of having my husband run out every couple of days to satisfy my sweet tooth, I decided to take things into my own hands..literally. Cake pops are easily made with your own two hands, not a mold or a pan, in this very simple recipe.
First, bake a cake according to the package instructions. You can choose any flavor you desire. I used chocolate and vanilla.
Let cool completely (1-1 1/2 hours).
Crumble cake into very small pieces in a bowl.
Mix with frosting (choose a flavor that complements cake) until it's sticky consistency that forms easily into balls. Note: Too much or not enough frosting will not form balls well, so start off with little and add more gradually.
Roll cake into balls.
Put on a baking sheet covered with wax paper and chill in fridge for 1-1/2 hrs. or until firm.
Melt chocolate pieces in microwave according to package instructions.
Dip lollipop stick in the melted chocolate and insert into cake ball.
Return the cake pop to the fridge until the chocolate hardens (couple minutes).
Dip the cake pop into melted chocolate and allow it to drip down the sides. You can sprinkle with various toppings to dress them up.
Insert the cake pop into a styrofoam piece to dry (you can get these at any craft store).
Perfect indulgence for parties and cook-outs, and not as overwhelming as a large slice of cake!