Look fantastic, taste great – cake pops are the new lollipops for every party. Very practical: you can use any cake dough recipe to make them. We decided to use a coconut-apple dough. To make these you need special cake forms, with you should be able to find anywhere that sells baking stuff. We recommend silicon forms. You could also bake a normal cake, in a normal cake form, then break it up and, using cream cheese to bind together, form into the round cake pop form.
Shopping List for 60 Cake Pops
1 cup grated coconut
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
7/8 cup room temperature butter
3 tbs. honey
6 eggs (separated)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 pinch salt
Cake Pop Decoration:
60 cake pop sticks
white chocolate and or semi-sweet chocolate
sprinkles, candy pearls and whatever else you like!
Preparation Time including decorating: 2-3 hours
Directions for the Cake Pops:
Beat the butter with 1 tbs. of the honey until creamy. Separate the eggs and add the eggs yolks and the rest of the honey to the butter mix. Continue mixing until you have a nice creamy mixture.
In a separate bowl beat the egg whites and salt together until you have stiff peaks. Add the other 2 tbs. of honey.
Mix together the flour, baking powder and grated coconut. Add both of the egg mixtures to the flour mixture. Peel the apple and finely grate, adding it into the dough.
Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease the cake pop forms (top and bottom forms) with butter. Fill the forms with the dough. Fill the bottom half of the form completely, then place the top half of the form on top. The dough will rise in the oven filling the top half.
15 minutes in the oven and they are finished. Remove from the oven and take the top half of the form off, leave the cake pops in the bottom half of the form and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to cool.
About 5 minutes before you take your cake pops from the fridge, melt your decorating chocolate in the microwave. Take your cake pops from the fridge and dip each of the sticks 1 cm deep into the melted chocolate and then right away poke into each cake pop. The chocolate acts like a glue to keep the stick inside the pop. Now place the cake pops with the sticks all attached back in the fridge for another 15 minutes. Then take them out a hand full at a time to decorate.
For your first try start with decorating them simply, as we did. First dip the cake pop in the melted chocolate to completely cover (hold the cake pop on an angle, dip in the chocolate and twist to cover them easily), then sprinkle on whatever you have to decorate them with – sprinkle, candy pearls etc.
Hope you have fun trying these out!