Pink Velvet Cake Pops (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Pink Velvet Cake Pops - Breast Cancer Awareness

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 24 Cake Pops

Check your breasticles! Then sit back and chill with some pink velvet cupcake shaped cake pops.

Ingredients:

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 600g granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 375g plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • pink gel or paste food colouring

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 muffin trays with paper cases.
  2. Cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift and add the cocoa to the mixture.
  3. Sift the flour and add to the mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Add the vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Mix bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) with vinegar, and gently stir into mixture. Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Spoon or pipe the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the oven for approx. 15-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  7. To make the cake pops – Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside. Crumble the cake in a bowl until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Add frosting, a spoonful at a time until you are able to roll the cake into balls without them crumbling. Don’t add too much frosting as the cake pops will be too doughy [and will be like someone spat them out, eww!]
  8. Place the cake balls onto the parchment paper and place in the freezer for 15 minutes and no longer or alternatively, chill for an hour. In the meantime, melt your chocolate/candy melts.
  9. Dip ½ an inch of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and push into the bottom of the cake pop, no more than half way inside and immediately dip the cake pop into the chocolate with the stick facing directly upright. Do not swirl the cake pop in the chocolate. If need be, you can roll the cake pop into the chocolate to coat.
  10. Remove the cake ball from the chocolate by gently pulling directly upright and allow the extra chocolate to drip off the cake pop while gently rotating the cake pop. Place the cake pop into a styrofoam block to set – which will be quite fast as the cake pops were chilled before.
  11. Once the chocolate is set, dipped the cake pop again so that the cake pop is halfway covered in chocolate. Working quickly, add sprinkles immediately after the excess chocolate has been dripped off, and place back into a styrofoam block to set completely.

Tips:

If the chocolate is too thick, you can thin it with a little vegetable oil.

When dipping the cake pops the second time to add the sprinkles, work quickly as the sprinkles won’t adhere once the chocolate has set. Do each cake pop, one at a time.

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