Cake Pop Recipe

Recipe for cake pops


Always wanted to know how to make cake pops? Our easy peasy cake pop recipe is a great activity for the Easter holidays.

What You Need

  • Lollipop sticks (available from Hobbycraft and most supermarkets)
  • Cake pop stand or florist foam
  • Premade (and cooled) cake of your choice
  • Buttercream Icing of your choice
  • Candy melt chocolate (available from Hobbycraft or online)
  • Sprinkles

How To Make

Step 1: Create Cake Crumbs

After baking your cake, and letting it cool, break the cake up into pieces and whizz it in a mixer to create small crumbs. If you don’t have a mixer, you can use your hands or a fork.

Step 2: Add Buttercream Icing

Add 1/2 cup of buttercream for every 2 cups of cake crumbs. Using your hands, massage together until it’s well combined. If needed, add more cake/icing until you have a slightly sticky (but not wet) mixture that holds together.

Step 3: Create Ball Shape

Use a small ice cream scoop or meatball utensil to create small, evenly sized balls. Roll them in the palm of your hand to ensure a smooth finish. Place the balls onto greaseproof paper and pop in the freezer for 30 minutes to ensure they’re firm.

Step 4: Add Chocolate Coating

While the cake balls are chilling, melt the chocolate gently on the hob or in the microwave. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the chocolate and then push it into the cake ball. Pop back in the freezer for a few minutes to set. Now dip the cake pop into the melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drop off. Dip the cake pop into the sprinkles and place it on your stand to dry.


Cake Pops are tricky and time consuming wee morsels. If you want to practise or are needing to keep the kids amused…simply buy a cake mix, sprinkles and premade buttercream which are available in tubs from most supermarkets. You do really need proper candy melts for the chocolate to stick to the cake and these can be bought at Hobbycraft or online.

We hope you enjoy our cake pop recipe. Have you seen our cake push pops too?

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