I have yet to meet a kid who isn't excited at the mention of the word lollipop though sweet, lollipops are loaded with refined sugars and therefore ranked last in my list of snacks for my children.
I was so delighted to come across this creative recipe where I could make lollipops at home with my ingredients. I knew my children would be so thrilled to taste this soft caky lollipop made at home. This is also inspired by the Duncan Hines Cake Mix on this site.
Cake pops are a great addition to your snack table at a baby shower, bridal shower, or kids' birthday party. These beautiful treats are easy to pick because of their size and shape. Every child feels special too as they enjoy their own cake pop.
Why this Recipe
Their unique combination of a destroyed cake, butter frosting, and a sweet coating of candy or white chocolate will always make cake pops pop! In taste and appearance, the cake pop experience will linger in the minds of your guests.
It takes a good while to prepare the strawberry cake pops. It’s beneficial to start the preparation a day earlier. Your effort and time spent will be rewarded by the sweet treats that easily melt in your mouth.
Try out this homemade cake pop recipe that makes perfect bite-size pops and your children will always celebrate you!
The strawberry cake pops are made of three parts, the cake, the frosting, and the melted white chocolate.
Ingredients, Substitutes, and Equipment.
All-purpose flour forms the dough base of the cake that is baked and crushed that will be destroyed.
Sour Cream is a fat-rich dairy product that moisturizes the cake without thinning out the cake batter. You can substitute sour cream with buttermilk.
Baking powder is the leavening agent that makes the cake rise.
Salt balances out the other flavors in the recipe.
Egg whites beaten till fluffy give the cake a spongy and airy cake interior.
Sugar sweetens the cake, makes it cake! You can substitute with healthier sweeteners such as stevia powder.
Vanilla extract is my all-time favorite cake flavor responsible for its sweet and almost mild aroma.
Vegetable oil moisturizes the cake, you can use melted butter instead of vegetable oil.
Freeze-dried strawberries are special strawberry slices that have undergone a freeze-drying process that keeps them flavorful. They contain some extra sugar making them sweet. The specially dried strawberries are blended into a powder.
Fresh strawberries are blended into a puree and added to the cake butter.
Strawberry candy melts are the best for coating the cake pops however you can substitute candy melts with white chocolate.
Strawberry buttercream is made by beating butter, powdered sugar, strawberry powder, and a little whipping cream. This frosting is then mixed with the crushed cake!
FAQ Strawberry Cake Pops
How can I keep my strawberry cake pops from cracking?
It will last for four days in an airtight container. Soon after that, it will begin to get soggy.
You can also freeze the cake before frosting it. Wrap with a cling film tightly and freeze the cake for about 2 months.
How long can I keep the Strawberry Cake Pops?
The pops can stay in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container, the fresher they are the better.
Coated cake pops freeze perfectly for about 2 months, each wrapped with parchment paper.
To prevent your cake pops from falling apart, use a container that is deep enough for your candy or chocolate melt. You just need to deep once and cover the cake pop once without moving the stick around.
Another tip is to make smaller-sized balls, this will keep the cake pops together as you roll and deep in the chocolate or candy melt.
To bake a perfect cake, always use ingredients that are at room temperature. Spoon and level flour for best results. A perfectly baked cake will yield deliciously smooth cake pops.
Steps - Strawberry frosting
- Blend the freeze-dried strawberry into a powder.
- In a mixing bowl beat the butter until light and fluffy, sift in powdered sugar, and mix thoroughly. Add whipping cream or milk to your taste and desired texture.
Steps - Chocolate/Candy Coating
- In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate ( I used white chocolate in the recipe), or melt your candy melts in the microwave.
- If using melted chocolate, add a teaspoon of vegetable oil and mix. Pour the melted candy or chocolate into a 2-cup size glass that is deep.
Steps - Making the Strawberry Cake Pops
Crumble the cake in the mixing bowl containing the frosting, and work to remove any big lumps. Mix until the frosting and crushed cake are mixed well.
Scoop the frosting and cake mix with an ice cream scoop or tablespoon to make round balls by rolling the balls between your palms.
Place the balls on a tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Freeze the balls for 45 minutes or an hour.
Once the balls are chilled, remove them from the freezer and let them stay at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Insert the lollipop sticks into the cake balls.
Deep the cake balls into a glass containing melted candy or chocolate, and insert the coated cake pops onto a carton box or styrofoam to dry.
Sprinkle sprinkles or strawberry powder to garnish. Enjoy the strawberry treats, especially on a Valentine's date!
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Strawberry Cake Pops
- Mixing bowls
- Electric hand mixer
- Rubber Spatula
- Baking tins
- Lollipop sticks or cut wooden skewers
- Deep glass container
- 1 ¾ cups All-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3 Egg whites
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 8 tablespoon Vegetable oil
- ⅓ cup Sour cream or greek yogurt
- ¼ cup Milk
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 ¼ teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ¼ cup Strawberry puree
- ½ cup Butter
- 1 cup Powdered sugar
- 3-4 tablespoon Milk or heavy cream
- 5 cups Candymelts or chopped white chocolate
- 1 teaspoon Vegetableoil if using white chocolate
- Prepare the strawberry puree by blending the strawberry in a blender. Let the puree simmer on low to medium heat as you stiro ccasionally for about 20 minutes. You will have about ¼ cup of the puree, setaside to let the strawberry puree cool completely.
- Preheat your oven to 150 degrees celsius or 350 F. Prepare a baking dish by greasing it with butter and lightly flouring.
- In a bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until thoroughly mixed.
- In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and vegetable oil until fully incorporated with a hand mixer at medium speed. Add in the egg whites and beat at high speed for about 2 minutes.
- Add vanilla and greek yogurt to the sugar, butter, and egg mixture.
- Into the wet ingredients, add a cup of the flour mixture into the mixing bowl and mix using the rubber spatula. Add the milk and keep mixing, add the last batch of flour and mix until fully combined. Resist the urge of over mixing at this point.
- Fold in the strawberry puree and mix gently.
- Pour the cake batter into the greased pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.