Monday, August 9, 2010

Carrot Cake Pops - Tutorial

First start out with a box of cake mix - I chose carrot cake, and a jar of frosting (at room temperature) - I used cream cheese frosting.

Make the cake according to the instructions on the bake of the cake box. Use a 13"x9" baking pan and follow the baking instructions for that size.

Once your cake has come out of the oven, let cool completely before breaking apart. This is very important. If the cake is too hot or still warm than it the icing will get too runny.

After your cake is completely cooled, transfer (carefully) into a large bowl. Now comes the fun part. Break it apart with your hands until the cake is just a large pile of crumbs. Take your cream cheese frosting and mix it in to the crumbs, I used my hands for this - it is much faster and way more fun (a little messy though).

Now it's time to make some cake balls. If you have a small scoop - it works best, or you can eyeball it.  Just grab a chunk of the mixture and roll into balls using your hands. Place on a cookie sheet (I used parchment paper to line the sheet with to make clean up easier.)

Once you have your little army of cake balls - stick them in the fridge for about an hour (or you can leave them in over night).

Now's the fun part! Dipping them into the candy coating (we used vanilla almond bark).

We found that if we follow the packages instructions for dipping it worked the best. Once the almond bark is melted, we take the Popsicle sticks and dip them into the almond bark and then into the cake balls. Do all of the balls and then pop them back in the fridge until you get the "toppings" ready.

Have your toppings ready. I put mine into little bowls to make it easier to get to. I used sugar sprinkles, cinnamon chips, chopped walnuts, powdered sugar, tiny candies, and toffee bits. You can use whatever you feel like - it is so much fun!

I found that placing a tiny mound on the parchment paper to be the best way to top the pops. This way there is less moving the pops while they are setting.

 Once all of your pops are dipped and topped, place back in the fridge so your candy coating hardens all the way.

Check out the finished product by clicking here.

Have fun and ENJOY!!! These make GREAT gifts - and your friends and family will love them!


  1. Love the pictures Jenn. I'm sure you had fun making them too. Where did you find this recipe, or did you make it up?

  2. I got the idea from a show on the Food Network. Then looked up different recipes until I found one I liked.


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