When you make this Vanilla Cake recipe, bake it 5 minutes longer, one day ahead and let it rest uncovered overnight. This will dry out your Vanilla Cake. A dry cake is the best choice for Cake Pops.
Remove all edges (also top and bottom) and use the soft center of the cake for your Cake Pops.
Crush the cake into little crumbs with your food processor or with your fingers.
Add a spoon after another of the Cream Cheese Frosting to the cake crumbs and whisk everything together with a spoon. Adjust the amount of the added frosting depending on the moisture of your cake. The dough should stick together but don't be wet. When you want to color your Cake Pops, then reduce the amount of the cream cheese frosting either. A little less than a teaspoon of food coloring should be enough, but this depends on your product. Please read the instruction on your label carefully.
Roll 16 balls out of the dough per hand or with a Cake Pop Baller.
Put a Cake Pop Stick in each ball and give them into the freezer for about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt the glaze drops in a small coffee cup in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Stir every 20 seconds to prevent the glaze from burning. The glaze needs to be smooth and completely melted. Now you can add the food coloring, but be aware of taking to much of it. Otherwise, you will get a sandy lump. Add a few drops at a time and see what it looks like. Now you can add a teaspoon of coconut oil if you want to. This will make your glaze super smooth and gives it an amazing flavor.
Now get your cooled Vanilla Cake Pops out of the freezer and dip one at a time into the glaze. Do a little rotary movement and be sure that the cake pop stick also gets a little coating, that your Cake Pops can't fall off the stick. Do a few more slightly rotary movements over the cup to drop off the excess glaze. Then put the sticks into a styrofoam or a jar, or do it like I did and place them on the heads on a baking sheet. When you place them on the heads, hold them a few seconds to prevent them from rolling over. If your glaze gets too firm, put them in the microwave again for a few seconds.
When the glaze is dried up a bit, put them in the fridge for 2 hours to get the glaze completely firm.
After that, you can paint some scary faces or whatever you like on your Cake Pops. You can do this with a few drops of your food coloring and a thin painting brush. Put them back into the fridge and let them rest overnight.
Your Vanilla Cake Pops are ready to eat and will last in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Halloween Vanilla Cake Pops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.