I absolutely love cake pops. They are like little bits of heaven. Like seriously it’s like a convenient way to eat cake on the go and make very little mess. Now there is so many different recipes you can use to make cake pops, they can be any flavour you want. Chocolate, cookie dough, gingerbread, and of course red velvet. I decided to do red velvet because it is one of my all time favourite cakes and I just couldn’t resist.
Ok so before we get into this I do want to give you a warning, making this style of cake pop does take a while to do, but It is absolutely worth it.
Now, you’re probably wondering “what do you mean, this style of cake pop? There’s more?”. Why yes, yes there is. One style of cake pop is you have a cake pop pan and when you make the batter you pour it into the mold and bake, then cool and dip in chocolate. This way is just a basic cake pop. Where as the version I made consists of cake and buttercream mixed together to make a cake pop. (which in my opinion taste so much better!)
The recipe is below for you to give it a try.
This recipe is amazing, It is a recipe from cupcake Jemma who is a YouTuber who makes the most amazing cupcakes and cookies. This recipe came from a cookbook I bought called Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube Presents The Cake Book by Cupcake Jemma.
It is an amazing book and is definitely worth the buy. Plus this recipe was originally a cupcake recipe but it is easily turned into a cake recipe or a cake pop recipe in my case.
Seriously you need to try this.
So first things first, you have to make your cake, bake it, cool it and then crumble. WOW! that’s lots do to before even officially making the cake pops.
Now as you can see in the picture the cake isn’t very red! I know I’m sorry!! Thing is as I was making the cake, it was all going fine. But when I got to the red food colouring paste I didn’t have enough and I had no time to get more. But it didn’t matter because it tasted amazing.
You could be different and instead of having it dyed red, it could be blue to make a blue velvet cake! They would look amazing. I literally only had a small bit of red left.
I actually started making this cake in the morning and I was going out when it came out of the oven, so I had most of the day to allow it to cool. Of course, you don’t need to wait all day for it to cool, it would probably take about 2 hours.
So once it’s cooled you break the cake in pieces and either rub it between your fingers to crumble it or rub two pieces together to crumble it, either way it doesn’t matter.
Before I made and added the buttercream I saved some of the crumbs so I could use it to decorate the finished cake pops. You don’t have to do this, I just thought it was a good way to decorate.
Now usually with red velvet cake you have cream cheese frosting, and I love this. However, some of my family don’t, so I decided to just stick with simple buttercream instead.
Now the cake recipe and the ratio of the buttercream worked out perfect. The mixture was well combined and in the state it can be moulded easily.
Ok so I don’t know if it is just me but whenever I make cake pops I always melt a small bit of chocolate and dip the end of the sticks into it and then place into the cakes. If I don’t do this the cake pops don’t stay on the cakes, it could be because of the weight or maybe I haven’t let it set too much I don’t know, but either way that little bit of chocolate helps. To make sure these are set properly It is best to do keep them in the fridge over night, but if you are impatient like I can be sometimes you can keep checking on them and If you can lift them without the cakes falling off the stick then you can decorate them.
Surprisingly these were easy to dip in the chocolate than I thought they were going to be. I sometimes see people put a small bit of oil in the chocolate to thin it out but I didn’t do that and it worked fine for me.
Another handy thing is I actually had a cake pop stand to place my cake pops in to allow them to set, I made 10 standing up and 5 upside down and the rest were just cake balls. It was a way of showing that cake pops can be made in three different ways.
These are really fun to make and you can decorate them as crazy or pretty as you like. I decided to go with a classic simple look and I loved how they turned out. This is one recipe I will be using again, even if it’s for cake pops or cupcakes, whatever it is I absolutely love red velvet cake I can’t even explain it and if you have an obsession like I do this recipe is for you!
I know making cake pops is a long process but it really is worth it. They are good if you are having a party or giving as little personal presents or just for you and your family/friends to enjoy and eat.
If you give this recipe a go or have your own recipe for cake pops I would love to see them. You can email me at email@example.com, tweet me https://twitter.com/AmyBakes94 or Instagram me https://www.instagram.com/amybakes94/