Homemade Cake Pops Recipe

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Homemade cake pops are a fun and whimsical treat that combines the deliciousness of cake with the convenience of a lollipop.

These bite-sized delights are perfect for parties, celebrations, or just as a special treat for yourself.

With endless possibilities for flavors, decorations, and toppings, you can let your creativity run wild and customize them to suit any occasion.

Plus, they’re easy to make and even more fun to eat!


For the cake:

  • 1 box cake mix (flavor of your choice)
  • Ingredients listed on the cake mix box (eggs, oil, water)

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream

For assembling the cake pops:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Candy melts or chocolate chips for coating
  • Sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other decorations (optional)


Prepare the cake according to the instructions on the box.

Once baked and cooled, crumble the cake into fine crumbs in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.

Gradually add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk or cream, beating until smooth and creamy.

Add the frosting to the cake crumbs, mixing until well combined and the mixture holds together like dough.

Roll the mixture into balls, about 1 inch in diameter, and place them on a lined baking sheet.

Melt the candy melts or chocolate chips according to the package instructions.

Dip the end of each lollipop stick into the melted candy coating and insert it into the center of each cake ball.

Place the cake pops in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes to firm up.

Once firm, dip each cake pop into the melted candy coating, tapping off any excess.

Decorate with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other decorations if desired.

Place the decorated cake pops upright in a styrofoam block or cake pop stand to set.

Nutritional Facts

Each cake pop (without additional decorations) contains approximately:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 130mg
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 1g

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do homemade cake pops last?

Homemade cake pops can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Can I use homemade frosting instead of store-bought?

Yes, you can use homemade frosting instead of store-bought. Just ensure it has a thick consistency to hold the cake pops together.

Can I use different flavors of cake and frosting?

Absolutely! You can mix and match cake and frosting flavors to create endless combinations. Get creative and experiment with your favorite flavors.

Can I make cake pops without a cake pop maker?

Yes, you can make cake pops without a cake pop maker. Simply follow the instructions for shaping the cake mixture into balls and inserting lollipop sticks.

Can I freeze cake pops?

Yes, you can freeze cake pops before or after decorating them. Wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 2 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.

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