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How To Make Cake Pops

a step-by-step guide to make cake pops from cake mix and frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake pops
Servings 40 cake pops
Calories 96kcal


  • 1 box cake mix any flavor
  • 1 container frosting store-bought


  • Bake a cake from a cake mix (any flavor). Allow to fully cool.
  • Spoon the cake into a large mixing bowl and add 2/3 a container of frosting.
  • Use your clean hands to mix together the frosting and cake.
  • Form your cake pop batter into small balls, about 3-4 tablespoons each. You don’t want them to be too big, just so they easily fit in the palm of your hand.
  • Once you have formed all your pops (a standard size cake will make around 35-40 pops), put them in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or the freezer for half an hour.
  • While those are in the refrigerator, melt the candy melts and get your other supplies ready.
  • Dip the end of cake pop stick in the melted chocolate.
  • Push the stick 2/3 through a cold cake pop.
  • Dip the pop in the melted chocolate.
  •  Allow any excess chocolate to drip off the pop.


See post for additional notes and ideas for decorating cake pops. 


Serving: 1cake pop | Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.3mg