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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chocolate Cake Pops

Chocolate Cake Pops

My son Lucas bringing these cake pops to school today as they are celebrating children's day while another son Desmond is bringing chocolate muffin instead. This was my 1st time did cake pops, not that difficult actually...



Chocolate Cake Pops


Chocolate Cake Pops


Chocolate Cake Pops



The process

Picnik collage


Picnik collage


Picnik collage

The one important point is you need to freeze the cake pops longer enough then only coat with melted chocolate and do not take them out all at one time, or else the chocolate in cake pop will start to melt (if you stay in the hot weather like me) and start to drop down..see few of my cake pops drop down..
Don't throw away these cake pops, just up side down them and coat with some melted chocolate..

Chocolate Cake Pops


store in the fridge all the time

Chocolate Cake Pops



Chocolate Cake Pops
(recipe source: adapted from Anncoo Journal and Rachel with minor changes)


To make cocoa sponge cake

2 eggs
Chocolate Cake Pops125g ready Sponge cake mix/ Optima flour
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
30g water
35g corn oil
1tsp vanilla extract

Method
1. Put all the ingredients in mixing bowl except corn oil and vanilla extract and beat high speed till thick and fluffy (around 5-7mins).
2. Add vanilla extract and corn oil, continue beat low speed till combine well.
3. Pour batter into a 11” (lined) cake pan and bake at preheated oven at 180c for 13mins.
4. Leave cake to cool.

To make cake pops

1 Sponge cake
20g butter
20g semi sweet dark chocolate or sweet chocolate

Lollipop sticks
Melted chocolate

Method
1. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler or microwave oven.
2. Tear the sponge cake into pieces and process in a food processor till cake pieces crumbled and fine.
3. Transfer into a mixing bowl, add melted chocolate butter and knead the cake crumbs into a dough.
4. Divide and roll into small ball (makes around 15-20pcs depend on the size you want).
5. Use the tip of lollipop stick and insert into the cake ball to make a small hole, then dip the tip in melted chocolate and insert into the cake balls (do not insert too deep).
6. Place them on a pan lined with aluminium foil and put into freezer and for half an hour or until you’re about to dip them.

To decorate cake pops

110g sweet chocolate
20g butter

50g white chocolate
Red food colouring

Method
1. Melted sweet chocolate and butter over a double boiler.
2. Melted white chocolate over a double boiler or microwave oven, add red food coloring and adjust the color accordingly.
3. Take cake pops from the freezer (take few by few, don’t take all at one time), carefully insert the cake pops into the melted chocolate and coat the cake pops and rotating until covered. Lightly tap at the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate.
4. Place them on a styrofoam board for easy handling.
5. Fill in white chocolate in a piping bag, and swirl pattern on the cake pops.
6. Store in the fridge before consume.



Chocolate Cake Pops


Chocolate Cake Pops

49 comments:

  1. These are so cute. I love Bakerella and her cake pops.

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  2. Those children would love these cake pops alot!

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  3. Where i can get the sticks?? I can't find it!! Can i used the bamboo stick??

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  4. Those are so cute! And thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. 我是想送巧克力方块给亲戚。
    他们是住星加坡的。

    我也是担心送到他们手里时,
    巧克力变软后,
    形状跑掉。。。。


    真的看来很有趣 :)

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  6. Great looking sweets;) And easy to try(think) with your step by step pics;)

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  7. I bet the kids will squeal with delight :)

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  8. I went to baby shower on Sunday and had very similar pops too. I didn't know it takes this much effort to make it... your son is lucky to have a great cook/baker mommy! Is that miso in the fridge? Sorry I was excited to be able to peek your fridge Sonia. lol!

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  9. So...anything else can replace the sticks?? I can't find it in the bakery shop here...

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  10. Your cake pops are so cute! Your sons are very lucky, to have a mommy who is a great baker!

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  11. 很漂亮
    我一直想弄这个
    不过有些步骤怕不能掌握
    还是再看看好了:P

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  12. wow wow wow!!! Sonia very very pandai :) Beautiful cake pops. Normally after coating chocolate i dont keep in fridge and it stays well when pack it in the plastic wrap. Fount after u put in fridge to freeze it, it will become more messy.

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  13. Very lovely cake pops, I think not only children like it, I will like it too :)

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  14. I also intend to do this for my kids school children day, but huh, won't it melt after stay for half day in school without fridge? Yours is beautiful and cute!

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  15. well done Sonia. I bet your son loves it very much. I am lucky to have cloudy day when the time i make this cake pop, but still got 2-3 cake pops fall from the sticks.>.<
    Agree with Jane, i didn't place them in the fridge too after coated with chocolate. It won't melt in room temperature. I make it at night until i bring them to my daughter's school on the next day it still stay in shapes..:)

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  16. I'm impressed on your first attempt!!
    The cake pops are very nicely coated and pretty colour combination :) Love it!!

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  17. They are so pretty! what a treat for your son's classmates

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  18. pretty lovely cake pops, I'm sure the children must be very happy to see it!

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  19. Looks absolute delicious ....n so cute

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  20. wowowow!!! i am speechless!!! these cake pops look sooo yummy!!!!! thumb up!!!!

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  21. i also want to celebrate children's day if you offer me the cake pops...haha

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  22. Very nice, I would love to have a few. BTW today I made the first recipe from the book you sent - you will see it in the post tomorrow. Thanks again.

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  23. These looks oh-so-adorable. I can imagine how much the children would love it.

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  24. Sonia, they looks cute, I think children will definitely love this. Got chance I want to try baking also, but looks a bit complicated.

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  25. good try,sonia and it's so lovely, not only kids like it, i believe everybody also can resist from tasting it out.

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  26. I'm sure the kids will love those tantalising choco pops!

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  27. Lovely! It's like a lot of work though....

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  28. I hv always wanted to make cake pops for my sons, but worry not skillful enough and all the pops drop, then jialat, clean until siao

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  29. ooooh cake pops!!! have always wanted to make some after seeing the gorgeous creations Bakerella has done on her blog! Yours turned out so pretty!

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  30. lovely !!!
    glad to follow you,lovely recipe collection..
    do drop by my space
    Erivum Puliyum

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  31. Mmmm, I'm loving cake pops today too! I made some with the cake scraps from the chocolate cake I made earlier this week. YUM!

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  32. Hey Sonia,
    I replied on my own blog, but then realized you might not see it. I am planning to try pineapple this weekend. If that's available to you, I bet it would be fantastic!
    Have a great rest of the day,
    Mary

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  33. all the kids must have loved these cake pops so much!! like lollipops too!

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  34. Party is in the air!I've printed this recipe from someone(either Rachel or Jane's version, can't recall) a while ago, watched someone's clip on You Tube, went to bakery shop to look for the lolly pop stick, gosh, they are so expensive, a small bag of those sticks(the short version) is selling like aud$8. Definitely will try to make this in the future, may be X'mas time, may be. I'm just worrying that I dont have enough time to bake the sponge cake & do the rest of the procedure in 1 day! Can I like bake the cake 1 day b4 making the cake pop?

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  35. Jessie, yes, you can bake cake in advance. Wow, Aud8 is expensive , here only RM 8.

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  36. Very cute and attractive pop cakes. I will only admire other people's pop cakes but I dont think I'll make them because firstly I have no kid at home and futhermore I seldom hold parties at my place. Nevertheless,I do enjoy admiring beautiful cakes.

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  37. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesOctober 7, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Your step-by-step pictures are very helpful. Thanks for the effort. Your cake pops are nice.

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  38. Oh those cakepops are so cute!! My goal is to make them someday... maybe for Christmas this year and everyone would love me! :)

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  39. They look very nice and delicious! Thank you for sharing with us! Paula

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  40. It might be cheaper to use wooden ice cream sticks or bamboo skewers. I got them for NZ$2 from art & craft shops and used them for the cake pops

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  41. I totally LOVE to make cake pops, but where did you find the lollipop sticks? I can only find those bamboo skewers. They are not as pretty. :)

    Thanks in advance.
    Wong

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  42. Hi Sonia, I don't have an 11" baking tray. What other size of tray can I use? Thanks!

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  43. Teo ai li, you can use your size of pan, just need to adjust the baking time.

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