Strawberry Cake Truffle Pops

I made these strawberry cake truffle pops with my daughter/sous chef for Halloween. I only made them for us though, not to give to the trick-or-treaters since it’s the rule not to take homemade goodies therefore I don’t give out homemade goodies either. Anyhooo, the cake pops are just like the truffles I’ve been making these past weeks except they come in pop sticks form.

You can find the pop sticks at the party and baking aisle at Walmart. A bag of 50 sticks is $2.50. And instead of using regular white chocolate chips for coating, I used the Wilton candy chips which are actually better for coating. They come in different flavors too. Just follow the melting directions from the bag itself. I found the Styrofoam brick from the craft section. You’ll need this to stick the pops in so you could decorate or let the coating set up for a few seconds before drizzling melted chocolate for decorations as well.

As you can see, my decorating skill is less than mediocre. I admit it, I suck at it. My son said he likes the chocolate spiderweb designs. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that I wasn’t going for spiderwebs. They just kinda turned out that way, HAHA! Oh well, I tried. I’ll just keep practicing.

Strawberry Cake Truffle Pops

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 can whipped frosting
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate(melted for decorating)
  • 1 bag Wilton white candy melts
  • 1 bag Wilton pop sticks (50/bag)
  • sprinkles for decorations
  • decorating bottle for the melted semi-sweet chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Make and bake the strawberry cake according to the box. Once the cake is baked, let it cool completely. Once cooled, crumble the cake in a huge mixing bowl. Use your clean hands to crumble. Add the frosting into the crumbled cake. Mix them together until completely incorporated. The cake would be moist and ready for shaping the balls.
  • Make mini balls and place in a sheet pan/platter. Depending on how big the balls are, this cake should give you 45-50 balls. Stick the pan in the freezer for an hour or 2, or longer. This step is necessary to firm up the balls.
  • When the firming process is done, put 3/4 cup of candy chips into a microwavable bowl. Melt that for a minute or according to the package. Do this in batches coz the melted chocolate firms up after a few minutes. Stir the melted chips with a spoon until smooth and in dipping consistency.
  • Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in another bowl. Stir until smooth then transfer into the decorating bottle.
  • Stick the pop stick in the middle of the cake ball. Dip into the melted chips, drizzle some in the bottom to completely cover the pop. Stick it in the Styrofoam brick. Sprinkle decorations right away. For the semi-sweet chocolate decor, wait for the coating to firm up before drizzling whatever design you like. Continue the process with the other cake balls.
  • Once all of the balls are coated and decorated, put them back in the freezer for 30 minutes or so.

Make them anytime or for special occasions and decorate however you like.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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