This easy cake pop recipe is more of a “how to” type of post. You will see when you get to the recipe, but making cake pops at home is much more simple than you would think!
My first introduction to cake pops was at Starbucks. They honestly looked kind of silly at first. I’m paying how much for one bite of cake?!? But then I had one… and I realized what all the fuss was about. Those were the days before I went gluten free.
Unfortunately Starbucks cake pops are not gluten free, but once you realize this easy cake pop recipe allows you to make gluten free cake pops, you will get that fancy treat back in your life in no time!
Easy Cake Pop Recipe Ingredients
You only need a few items for this recipe. The good news is this is not a “from scratch” recipe, but will give the appearance that it is. Here is a breakdown of what you will need:
- Gluten Free cake mix (I used Pillsbury Funfetti gluten free cake)
- Your preferred icing
- Baker’s Chocolate (I used White Chocolate)
- Popsicle sticks
It’s all really that simple, just a handful of ingredients and you have an easy gluten free cake pop recipe you can flex at any gathering or simple keep them for yourself!
There are a lot of great cake mixes and icings out there so go with your heart! let us know in the comments which brand you used.
My “ah ha” Moment
Until my wife Aimee showed me how to make these, I really never thought about it. I thought the center was just cake. I didn’t realize it was crumbled up cake and icing! That is what gives these cake pops their density and rich taste. Maybe you knew that already, but I was blown away.
It will be explained in the recipe, but that’s the key to remember when making this easy cake pop recipe.
Easy Cake Pop Recipe
- 1 box Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
- 1 container Pillsbury Vanila icing
- 8 oz Baker's Chocolate You may need more, you determine thickness
- 16 Lolli pop sticks
Bake your cake per the instructions on the box.
Once the cake has cooled, crumble it all gently and place in large mixing bowl.
Combine the tub of icing with the crumbled cake and mix throughly.
Make cake balls with your hands and place them on a sheet with parchment paper.
Insert Lolli pop sticks into balls and place them in the fridge to cool for 1 hour.
Melt the chocolate and dip/roll the cake balls in the chocolate. Then place the covered pops back on the parchment paper.
Put back in the fridge to cool for 5 mins and then enjoy!
Have you tried these gluten free cake pops?
Let me know if these steps made sense. I’d love to hear any and all feedback with these cake pops. If have have tried any other of my recipes, drop me a note or email too! I’m always tweaking them. Sometimes what makes sense to me as I write them, may not make sense to you.
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