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The Kitchen, The Oven

Baking 101: #7 – Dark Chocolate Dipped Cakepops


Loli…Loli…Lolipop

I felt like making cupcakes but then I figured I always make cupcakes, so I wanted a bit of a change. I was looking watching some baking videos on Youtube and then I saw a wide about making cakepops on the side. It looked easy enough for a try:)!

INGREDIENTS:
**Makes the Cake (approx. 12 cupcakes or 9×9 inch pan)
– 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
– 1/2 cup of Butter
– 2 Eggs
– 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
– 1 1/2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
– 1 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
– 1/2 cup of Milk

**Additional Ingredients to mold the Cakepops
– 1/2 container of Frosting (Whatever flavor your like:))
– 1 bag of Candy Wafers or Chocolates (I used 2 bars of Lindt Dark Chocolate)
– 1 bag of Lolipop/ Popsicle sticks 

METHOD:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9×9 inch pan or muffin pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the Granulated Sugar and Butter. Then beat in the Eggs one at a time and add in the Vanilla Extract.
3. Sift together the All-Purpose Flour and Baking Powder, then add into to the creamy mixture and mix well.
4. Then stir in the Milk until the batter is smooth. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to pour batter into baking pan or muffin pan.
5. Place into baking pan into oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes (for cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes). Check that cake is down when you use a toothpick to poke the center and comes out clean.
6. Take cake out from the oven and allow it to cool. Best to cool over night in the fridge.
7. Once completely cooled, break the cake apart into crumbs in a large bowl. Then add the Frosting to the cake crumbs and mix together until it becomes a thick dough consistency.
8. Allow mixture to sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes. When you take the cake-frosting mixture out use an ice cream scooper or just your hand to mold out cake balls and place on a baking pan lined with a non-stick baking sheet.
9. Melt a bit of Chocolate with a double boiler, dip lolipop/popsicle sticks in melted chocolate and then poke into each ball. In order for the sticks to adhere to the cake balls, place the cake pops into the fridge for approximately 45 minutes.
10. Melt the rest of the Chocolate in the double boiler and then dip the cake pops into the melted chocolate (be careful as the coat the cake pops because the stick comes out easily).
11. For a cake pop holder, you can poke holes into a shoe box using scissors in order to stand up the pops by the sticks. After dipping the cake pops into the chocolate, poke the them into the holder to dry.
12. When the chocolate hardens the cake pops are ready, but for plating I did a trio of cake pops. I drizzled Chocolate Sauce on the plate in a wave shape and placed the cake pops along the chocolate sauce. To add color, I dusted the tops of each cake pop with some Matcha Powder.

Cute and Delicious:)! You have to give this a try! It’s easy to make and you can decorate them in so many ways:).

Cari. 

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About carileee

Passionate Marketing Student From Vancouver Enveloped by Creativity and Endless Drive to Succeed. Loves a Good Challenge and Trying New Things!

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