Since my confetti cake pops were so popular, I had to make some delicious Halloween cake pops to celebrate the upcoming spooky holiday!
In my opinion, cake pops from scratch are so much tastier than the “pre-made” cake pops. Sorry Starbucks, I just don’t think your cake pops have any flavor even though they are super cute.
I was trying to pick which spooky creature I to make for the Halloween cake pops, do I do a jack-o-lantern? A monster? Frankenstein?
Then, I decided to do the mummy because honestly, it looked the easiest (and it’s kinda cute… like spooky cute… don’t ya think).
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Here’s the thing about cake pops, they’re not hard to make AT ALL.
Seriously! It’s one dessert that can look super professional and difficult to make but in reality, so so so easy.
You gotta try it for yourself!
The first step is to pick out your cake flavor. I highly recommend a spice cake for this one. It’s delicious!
You can do other flavors but I tend to follow the seasons. Plus, it goes so well with the cream cheese frosting.
The second step is to bake the cake according to the directions in the box.
Once the cake is done baking, take it out of the oven and let it cool down for a while. After it cools, start crumbling up the cake.
Typically, I remove the outer crust since it is a bit hard. No shame if you nibble on a few outer pieces.
I mean, you gotta make sure it tastes good.
After the cake is completely crumbled, take a little less than half the container of frosting (as I mentioned earlier, I did cream cheese frosting) and mix it with the cake crumbles to form a “batter.”
This makes the inside of the cake pop. It’s moist and delicious!
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Make sure you add a little frosting at a time. If you do too much it will get too moist and will fall apart but if you add a little at a time you will get the right consistency, not too moist and not too dry.
Roll batter into 1.5″ balls and place onto a cookie sheet.
Let them harden up in the fridge for about 15 minutes before putting the lollipop sticks into them.
Once they are ready, remove from the fridge and get your white chocolate ready to melt.
Melt the white chocolate according to the directions.
I get the kind that comes in a tray and you just stick it in the microwave for like 60 seconds on 50% power, then stir and stick it back in to make sure it melts completely.
Once all melted put one end of the lollipop stick into the white chocolate and then put it into the cake balls.
This helps keeps the lollipop stick in place since the chocolate hardens.
TIP: Do not add any food dye to this or the chocolate will harden up instantly (learned from experience).
Then place the cake balls back into the fridge until the white chocolate fully hardens.
Next comes the fun part, decorating!
After the white chocolate hardens, take a stick and fully submerge the cake pop into a bowl of melted white chocolate.
Gently tap the stick along the bowl to remove any excess chocolate then add your Halloween sprinkles and set to dry.
In order to make the mummy, I first dipped the whole cake pop into the chocolate bowl, then after it hardened I took a ziplock bag and cut a tiny hole at one corner.
I filled the bag up with white chocolate and squeezed the chocolate out of the corner and swirled it around the cake pop (leaving space for eyes).
Then once that hardened I took the ziplock bag and squeezed some white chocolate onto the back of the eye sprinkles and placed them on the cake pop.
That’s it! These Halloween cake pops are so easy to make and it turned out pretty well!
Oh, and these are 100% kid-approved. Luna loves the Halloween sprinkles and Rosie loves the mummy.
A perfect combination!
These would be a fun treat to bring to a Halloween party as well!
Now… the only thing left to do is decide what to be for Halloween.
Does your family do a themed costume or does everyone choose their own? This year I think we’re going to do a theme… stay tuned to find out what it’s gonna be!
Halloween Cake Pops
- 1 box Spice Cake Mix
- 1/2 container Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 tray White Chocolate Melts
Cook cake mix according to instructions.
Once the cake is cooled, crumble it up. Then slowly add frosting until you can roll them into balls (without being too doughy). Make sure they are a tad crumbly. Place in the fridge until cake pops harden a bit
Melt white chocolate and dip the cake pop stick into the chocolate.
Put the chocolate end of the stick into the cake pops. This will create a "glue" to make it easier to dip the cake pops into the white chocolate. Set in the fridge to for chocolate to harden
Once the chocolate hardens, dip the whole cake pop into the white chocolate and decorate
* In order to make the mummy, I first dipped the whole cake pop into the chocolate, then after it hardened I took a ziplock bag and cut a tiny hole at one corner. I filled the bag up with white chocolate and squeezed the chocolate out of the corner and swirled it around the cake pop (leaving space for eyes). Then once that hardened I took the ziplock bag and squeezed some white chocolate onto the back of the eye sprinkles and placed them on the cake pop.
Let the cake pops sit in the refrigerator until the chocolate hardens, then eat!