I’ve always avoided making cake pops as I thought it would be too much faffing about but to be honest it was so easy. Filled with vanilla sponge and covered in white chocolate and sprinkles these little Valentine cake pops are a delight on a stick.
Make them for the one you love.
For the sponge
125g self raising flour
125g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
110g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
A drop or two of cold water to mix
150g white chocolate – to dip cake pops into
Sprinkles – to decorate
Pre heat oven to 180C / 160C fan
Line and grease an 8 inch baking tin.
Throw everything for your sponge into your mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Once you have a smooth consistency transfer into your baking tin.
Bake on the middle shelf for approximately 25 minutes until the top is all golden and springy to the touch.
Meanwhile, mix up your buttercream.
When the cake is baked, remove from oven and allow to cool.
Snap the cake into pieces and mix with the buttercream in a large bowl. Roll into balls ( a bit smaller than a golf ball), pop in a stick and leave to set in the fridge for 1 hour.
Once removed from fridge, melt your white chocolate. I do mine in short bursts in the microwave as I’m impatient. Dip your cake pop in to coat fully in the white chocolate and shake on your sprinkles.
Give to the one you love.