strawberry-cheesecake cake pops

March 22, 2019

cake pops are a fun, hand-held dessert that you can make in a ton of different varieties. they are made with only 3 ingredients; cake mix [+ ingredients needed to bake the cake - typically water, oil and eggs], frosting and chocolate for melting. you can get creative with both the flavors you use on the inside, and with the decorating you do on the outside! 

strawberry-cheesecake cake pops

yields: 20 cake pops              prep time: 20 minutes               chill time: 1 hour

 

INGREDIENTS

1 [15.25 oz.] box of strawberry cake mix + ingredients to make cake

½ cup cream cheese frosting

¼ cup freeze-dried strawberries, crushed

16 oz. white chocolate, melted

sprinkles, for topping

20 cake pop sticks

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Make the cake according to the box’s directions. Let cool.

  • Place the cake in a large bowl and crumble it into fine crumbs.

  • Add the frosting and crushed strawberries and mix until fully incorporated – using your hands can be the easiest route!

  • Using a tablespoon or a mini ice cream scoop, scoop out the mixture and roll into tight balls, until all the mixture is gone.

  • Place the cake balls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  • Melt 2-4 oz. of the chocolate in the microwave.

  • Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the chocolate and insert them into the cake balls about half-way.

  • Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

  • Melt the remaining chocolate and transfer to a large cup or something that will make it easy to submerge the entire cake ball.

  • Remove the cake balls from the freezer.

  • Dip each cake ball carefully into the chocolate until covered.

  • Let the excess chocolate drip off. Swirl and tap gently, if needed. Transfer back to the parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  • Immediately add the sprinkles after each dip as the chocolate will harden quickly.

  • Place the baking sheet back into the freezer for quicker setting time.

  • Store in a cool area in a single layer, in an airtight container.

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