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KATIE Q’s EASTER “EGG” CAKE POPS

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix, prepared

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 16 ounces white chocolate chips

  • Sprinkles

  • Popsicle sticks

  • Oaf of bread, to stick the popsicle sticks in to hold them upright as they dry

Instructions

  1. Bake a cake and allow it to cool completely. Using your hands, break down the cake in a bake, making it into fine crumbs.

  2. Make the frosting by mixing the cream cheese, sugar, butter and milk together, then incorporate it into the crumbs. Roll into egg-sized balls and put on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then put in the freezer for approximately 10 minutes, to firm up.

  3. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler. Stick the firmed cake pops with one popsicle stick per pop. Dip to cake pop into the melted chocolate, using a spoon to spread. While the chocolate is still wet, add sprinkles! Stick it in the bread loaf to cool and harden completely (optional: replace in freezer). Enjoy!

KATIE Q’s EASTER “EGG” CAKE POPS
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Transcript

- These cake pops are fun to make, super easy, 'cause if you have any kids, they can help. I'm gonna start by tearing up this cake, again fun things for kids to do, so I already baked a cake, because we're making these Easter eggs, we're going with white cake and white frosting, of course you can use chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, whatever you want, but I'm going with the egg theme here, so follow with me. You want to avoid using the top part, because it has a different texture. Growing up, my favorite kind of cake was yellow cake with chocolate frosting, so if I were going by flavor alone, not trying to make it look like eggs, I would totally do yellow cake with chocolate frosting. All right, we've got a whole bowl full of cake crumbs, now we're gonna put this to the side, and work on our frosting. Yeah, you can get a jar at the grocery store for this step, but really, homemade frosting is super easy. Cream cheese, butter, and confectioners sugar. So, I'm just gonna do it bit at at time, so I'm gonna add a little bit in there, bring in our hand mixer to get this started, adding in the confectioners sugar bit by bit, otherwise it will all fly up in my face, and we're gonna add just one tablespoon of milk. All righty, and this is the very last little bit of sugar. I love frosting, this looks amazing, I better do a quick taste test. Mhmm, yeah, that's legit. Any takers? Any takers? Frosting goes to Kelly in the corner. All right, so now we will add our frosting to the crumbs. You can also add food coloring, and this is what our cake pop is actually comprised of, cake and frosting, as it should be, just enough so that it's well incorporated. When your roll this into balls, it can be a sticky situation, so since my hands are buttered here, I can kind of mold this cake pop into a bit more of an oval shape, so that it looks like an egg, and I'm gonna put these in the freezer, just enough to firm up. While that is firming up in the freezer, I'm gonna get started on my white chocolate, we want to melt this using a double boiler, you put some water in a pot, bring it to about a simmer, put a bowl over it, I have stainless steel, if you have a glass bowl, that will work, obviously don't use plastic, and then we're gonna put the white chocolate chips inside that. Typically, I'm much more of a dark chocolate fan, but for the sake of cuteness this Easter, we're doing white chocolate. The reason we used a double boiler is to prevent the chocolate from actually burning at the bottom of this, and this is looking really good. We've got our melted white chocolate, our firmed up cake pop eggs. So, now we're going to dip the eggs, in the eggs, like how I'm already pretending that they're eggs? That's my Easter egg cake pop. I find that gently putting some on with a spoon helps. We're going to add our sprinkles. Roll it in the sprinkles on the parchment paper, or if you want to get really creative, you can make a little artistic design with the sprinkles, and now's a good time to invite friends in too, make this a party, kind of like decorating an Easter egg. These are colorful, they're great for Easter, and let's see how they taste, shall we? So, that's delightful. Yes, Happy Easter indeed. Say hi to the Easter bunny for me, and as always, keep it quirky.