Monday, January 16, 2012

Mudslide Cake Pops...

Remember the Mudslide Cupcakes from yesterday??  Check out what else you can do instead of just the cakes... Cake Pops!!  I LOVE cake pops.  It's a yummy, fantastically delish treat in a bite size portion on a stick.  How could you not love these things??

To get the recipes for the cake and buttercream frosting, refer back to here: Mudslide Cupcakes

Now... bake the mixture into cakes instead of cupcakes (if you don't need all of the cake at once, freeze it until you do)
Next, put the cake in a food processor and pulse into crumbs (forgot to take a pic of this but it should resemble crumby cake...)

Mix in a little bit of frosting at a time b/c you don't want to add too much.  Your balls won't stay firm and will fall off the stick and you'll just have lots of problems.  With this one cake, I used about 1/4 cup of frosting.  Mix it together using your hands... think like you're making meatballs and really get into it. You want the frosting spread evenly throughout the cake.  You should have what looks like this when you're done:
Wrap it up in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.  
Take out of fridge and make your balls... I use a small scoop to form uniform balls..

Place back in fridge for about 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt your chocolate in a double boiler (or one of these handy dandy chocolate melters)

... if you don't have either, follow the directions on the package of chocolate melts for microwave.  This works just fine as I've done that too:)

Dip your sticks in the melted chocolate and plunge into the balls:
If you're not fast at this step, you may need to throw them back in the fridge... or start dipping.  If they get too soft, definitely throw them back in the fridge before dipping.  I've had several fall off the stick... that's the tell-tale sign they are too soft.  After dipping, plunge your sticks into styrofoam holder or that green crap the florists use to hold flowers (you can get these at the dollar store)
You can put sprinkle on them if you like but do it immediately before the chocolate hardens.  I had some leftover buttercream frosting, so I put it in a small back, snipped the corner and squeezed it on the top to make a pretty design.

Happy Cake Popping!!

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