Thursday, 26 May 2011

Strawberry Cake Pops

After we wrote our very popular Chocolate Cake Pop recipe we decided we would create a few more variations and the below recipe is one of them. These are strawberry flavour with a white chocolate coating and are super simple!

The Ingredients:
Cake:
175g Caster Sugar
175g NEILL'S®Self Raising Flour
175g Butter
3 Eggs
2tsp Strawberry Extract/Essence
1 Drop of Red Food Colouring


Frosting:
Half a tub of ready made frosting such as Betty Crocker. I never use ready made frosting but this makes the recipe super easy. However if you prefer to make your own frosting you can use the frosting recipe here. You will only need about 1/2 of this recipe.
200g White Chocolate


The How-To:
Preheat oven to 180c
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
Add the eggs to the mix one by one ensuring each is combined before adding the next.
Stir in the strawberry extract/essence
Stir in the red food colouring, just enough to make it a nice pink colour
Stir in the flour.
Stir in the Vanilla.
Pour into a cake tin lightly greased and lined with baking paper.
Bake for 35 mins or until when a skewer entered comes out clean.
Allow to cool before spreading with jam and drizzling with coconut.

Now for the crazy part. In a large bowl using your hands smash your two cakes up until you get a bowl of what looks like breadcrumbs texture.

Take your frosting and add tablespoons at a time mixing well until the cake crumbs and frosting come together to form a dough which you can roll into small balls. These will form your cake pops.

The size of your cake pop balls are entirely your decision however I think 1.5 inches works best.

Now take your lollipop sticks which you can buy in most craft shops or get them even cheaper in this Amazon link to the left.

Now a trick. Before inserting the sticks into your cake pops you want to tip the end of the stick in some melted chocolate. This is a top tip for helping hold the cake pop on the stick!

Now for the fun part. Decorate these however you wish. You can be as elaborate as you want or as simple as you want. Simplest option which I have demonstrated here is to dip the cake balls into melted white chocolate. Be as creative as you want. I also added a dusting of edible glitter.

Place your cake pops in the fridge to cool and harden up. This wont take long. Then serve!

Perfect for children's partys and another top tip for displaying cake pops is to take a piece of polystyrene and cover in tin foil or coloured paper and simply stick your cake pops in it!

You're Done


3 comments:

  1. These look wonderful! I must try to make cake pops.

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  2. They are really so easy to make. And so customisable too. You can add what ever topping you want too! :)

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  3. My boys would love these (big and small). I've seen these but never thought about them until now. I'm going to have to add them to my list. Will let you know how they turn out gal!!!

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