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How to Make Cake Pops (Quick and Easy)

Homemade Cake Pops Recipe

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Use this tutorial to learn how to make cake pops and cake balls. Quick and easy, made with simple ingredients with various flavors, decorations.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake pops
Prep Time 10 mins
Decorating time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 28 Pops
Calories 105
Author CakeWhiz


  • 1 box Cake mix Baked according to box instructions into a 9x13 cake
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup Buttercream frosting
  • 2 cups Chocolate Melted, White or Semisweet
  • Decoration Sprinkles, Shredded coconut, Chopped nuts, Sesame seeds e.t.c.


  • Bake cake, as per box instructions and let it cool down OR  bring out all of your leftover cake scraps too. It can be one flavor or multiple flavors, as long as they work together. 
  • Crumble the cake in a deep mixing bowl. Use your hands or a potato masher, a fork or even a mixer. 
  • Start adding a little frosting a (2 tablespoons at a time), while mixing. The amount of icing will depend on how moist your cake is. Typically, you need to more icing to dry cakes and less icing to moist cakes. The cake mixture should eventually be moist and slightly crumbly but still hold a ball shape. 
  • Use a small ice cream scooper or spoon to remove small portions of this mixture and roll into tight balls. 
  • Place these balls on a cookie tray lined with wax paper. 
  • Dip the dip of cake pop sticks in melted chocolate and insert them halfway into the cake balls.
  • Freeze tray for about 20 minutes until the pops become firm.
  • Remove cake balls from freezer and hold the pop in one hand and use your other hand to pour melted chocolate over it OR you can dip your cake pop into a bowl of melted chocolate. Swirl and tap on the edge of the bowl gently to let excess chocolate drip off.
  • Toss sprinkles or any other decoration now, before chocolate sets up. Work quickly!
  • Then, push this decorated cake pop into a styrofoam and freeze for about 5-10 minutes or until chocolate sets. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.4mg