Yummy Cake Pops & Cake Balls

Have you had one of these Starbucks cake pops yet?  Only $1.50 and less than 200 calories.  Yes, please!  Birthday cake, the pink pop in the center, is my favorite flavor from Starbucks.  When I brought a selection of all three flavors (Rocky Road, Birthday Cake and Teramusiu) back to my office, my coworkers went crazy over them.  This led us to Google "receipes for Starbucks cake pops." Our Google search yielded this recipe by the author of Single Working Housewife .

The recipe seemed easy enough so I set out to conquer the world of cake balls and cake pops last weekend. I started with supplies already found in my pantry...

Box of Cake Mix (plus listed ingredients)
Baker's Chocolate

Because I did not have lollipop sticks, I decided to forgo the "pop" concept and try my hand at cake balls.  I was surprised how simple the recipe appeared.  While I learned the recipe is pretty simple, it does take a lot of time. 

Cake Ball Recipe

Step 1: Bake cake according to box directions.  Allow cake to cool 1 to 1.5 hours

Step 2: Once cake is cool, crumble into a bowl

Step 3: Melt icing in microwave for 20 seconds (until "melty"). Stir icing into crumbled cake bowl.

Step 4: Form cake balls

Step 5: Freeze cake balls for 1 hour

Step 6: Take cake balls out of the freezer.  Melt chocolate in microwave

Step 7. Dip balls into melted chocolate and decorate with your choice of sprinkles

The Final Product:

A special thanks to my Aunt April and cousin, Betsy, for joining the cake ball-making party! 

Happy baking!


  1. You need to try red velvet cake with cream cheese icing covered in white chocolate. Amazing!

  2. These look great! Cake pops frustrate me, too, so I'll have to try these.

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