A couple of weeks ago me and the kids had a go at making mini egg cake pops, a recipe from the Tesco Real Food website. We’ve never made cake pops before so weren’t sure what to expect or how well they would turn out, but I think we did pretty well!
Of course this is an Easter themed recipe as the cake pops have mini eggs hidden inside them! But you could make them without the mini eggs inside if you wanted to, or maybe substitute the mini eggs for something else such as peanut butter, Nutella, or your favourite sweet or chocolate. There are so many possibilities with this recipe.
Makes approx 20 cake pops
- 400g of cake
- 100g bag of mini eggs of your choice
- 300g chocolate
- Tub of Betty Crocker frosting
- Sprinkles for decoration
- We bought ready made cake but of course if you are baking your cake from scratch start by doing this and leaving it to cool completely.
- Break your cake up in a bowl until it becomes fine crumbs. You could do this with a food processor but we found it easy enough to do with our hands.
- Gradually add in your Betty Crocker frosting, you don’t want to add too much or your cake pops will be too soggy and will fall apart. We used approximately half of the tub but just use enough so that your cake mixture sticks together.
- Start rolling your mixture into small balls and add a mini egg into the centre of each one. Ensure the egg is completely covered by the cake mixture. Place on a lined baking tray.
- Put your cake pops into the fridge to set completely for a couple of hours.
- Melt your chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Dip the end of each skewer into the chocolate and then into the cake pop. The melted chocolate will ensure that the skewer stays in place.
- Once all of your cake pops are on skewers you can begin decorating them. Dip them into the melted chocolate and then into the sprinkles. They will then need to be stood upright to dry. This could be on a proper cake pop stand, or in a glass or jar. We actually just pushed some holes through a cardboard box and it worked perfectly.
- When all of your cake pops are decorated and have had time to completely dry, you’re all done. Enjoy!
Let me know if you attempt this recipe, I would love to know how your cake pops turn out!
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