CAKE. Oh man, I LOVEEEE da cake. (Little Britain reference yeah? Nope, okay, just me!)
Anyways, I have always wanted to try out making cake pops and have just not got round to doing so. So with a week off work (HELL YEAH) I thought why the hell not try it?!
I got the little pop sticks from Amazon for £1.60 including packaging, bargain! Obviously, the topping is optional and can be changed to your personal preference. Also, you can just buy a cake if you’re not so keen on baking but I made it from scratch cos why not.
I managed to get all my ingredients in the one supermarket which is always fabby.
Vanilla Cake Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
120g unsalted butter 80g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar 40g cream cheese
1tsp vanilla extract 200g icing sugar
2 free range eggs 1tsp vanilla extract
180g self raising flour Optional toppings
4tbsp milk 300g milk chocolate
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4.
Weigh out all your ingredients so they’re at hand and quick to grab.
Lightly grease a cake tin (I’d recommend using a round tin but tbh, you can use any because the shape is not going to matter.)
Cream the butter and sugar together util it’s light and fluffy. Add your vanilla extract.
Add both eggs, giving your ingredients a good mix in between adding each egg.
Add half of your flour and half of your milk and mix well.
Repeat with the remaining flour and milk and make sure everything is well mixed.
Pour your mixture into the cake tin and pop it in the oven for 35-40 minutes. You can tell if your cake is ready by putting a knife into the cake and it comes out clear and not with any sticky cake goo on it.
When baked, leave your cake to cool.
Cream the butter and cream cheese together
Gradually add your icing sugar until light and fluffy. Add your vanilla essence and mix.
Pop your icing in the fridge for about half an hour before using it.
Take your cake and break it up in a mixing bowl. Make sure you crumble it into lots of tiny crumbs.
Add your frosting to the cake crumbs and mix well with your hands.
Wrap the mixture in cling film and chill in the fridge for an hour.
Melt your chocolate until it is smooth and runny.
Roll the dough into small little ping pong size balls and pop in the lolly sticks.
Dip your cake pops into the melted chocolate and stand them on a plate or a baking tray, and pop them in the fridge to set.
Voila, you have it. Cake pops!
I’m going to try some Christmas cake pops soon! Has anyone got any other good cake recipes I should try?