A few weeks ago, Summer wrote a review of the 101 Gourmet Cake Bites book and tried out one of the recipes. I talked to her today about her experience and she agreed that making cake pops is difficult and time consuming. But they do taste so very good. Out of that book, I found an interesting recipe to try, you know I’m always looking for something that I have the ingredients to and this one I actually made do.
After double checking to see if I had all the ingredients I decided that Zoe should get to help me. Step one, make the cake.
Churro Cake Pops Recipe
1 box yellow cake mix
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Mix the cake mix, milk, oil, eggs and vanilla extract
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 28-32 minutes
Remove from oven and cool completely.
Then crumble the cake
Make some Cinnamon Vanilla Butter Cream Icing
Cinnamon Vanilla Butter Cream Icing Recipe
8 Tablespoon ( 1 stick) butter at room temperature
3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Beat the butter until it’s fluffy.
Add the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and stir slowly.
Stir in the cinnamon and add more milk if the icing is too thick
Now comes the real fun you get to get your hands dirty. I had to make a few changes here. The directions in the book said to only use 1 cup of icing, well that wasn’t working for me so I put in more than 1 cup, probably closer to 2 but somewhere in between. Mix the icing with the cake pieces.
After that you need to shape your mixture into little balls.
You’ll end up with a tray like this
Next you need to put them in the fridge for a few hours or in the freezer for 20 minutes. We just put ours in the fridge. After that, you’ll need to make some chocolate. You know I recommend ganache. But you can always just melt some chocolate chips with butter or just chocolate chips themselves. I used a small amount of butter and chocolate chips and creating this melting chocolate.
We used straws as our cake pop sticks. I’m not a fan of white chocolate so I used the rest of the icing to dip some of the pops in, and the rest I left plain.