17 hours ago
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Cake Pops for St. Patrick's Day
I proceeded to melt the chocolates. The white chocolate I did over a hot water on the stove and the green I put into a plastic bag and microwaved it. I wanted to use the green to drizzle green over the white chocolate. With it in a bag I can cut the corner and squeeze just a drizzle when I need it.
1 box yellow cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
liquid green food coloring (enough to get your desired green color for the cake)
1 can Cream Cheese frosting (16 oz.)
White and Green candy melts (2 lbs. white 1 lb. green)
Lollipop sticks (at least 60 in my case)
After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
Mix thoroughly with 1 can frosting. (I use the back of a large spoon, but it may be easier to use fingers to mix together. But, be warned, it will get messy. Also, you may not need the entire can of frosting, so start out by using almost the entire can and add more if you need to.)
Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50)
Melt chocolate in the microwave per directions on package. (30 sec intervals, stirring in between.)
Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted candy coating and insert into the cake balls. (Insert a little less than halfway.)
Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.
Once firm, carefully insert the cake ball into the candy coating by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered. Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess chocolate falls off. Don’t tap too hard or the cake ball will fall off, too.
Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
Lynne's note: I got 60 fairly large balls out of my cake mix and frosting. I used all 16 ounces of cream cheese frosting and probably should have started with about 12 ounces. Mine are really gooey though I don't think anyone will complain. I didn't read the directions about dipping lollipop stick in candy melts THEN in cake ball and THEN into freezer. This will probably prevent the problem I had with the cake balls not staying on the sticks. With some wrangling all are on sticks and glued with candy melts.... now! I didn't have any styrofoam and chose to stand them up on wax paper. Again I really think everyone is going to be tickled to get a treat and won't complain. When all was done and candy coating firmed up I took an ugly one to my daughter for a taste test. She said, "If this is an ugly one the others must be adorable! This is really good!" Ahhh just what I needed to hear.
I'll send about 30 to school with daughter. A few to college with son and probably the rest to work with hubby.