Welcome to Back to School Treats Week! We are sharing lots of recipes perfect for Back to School. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #BacktoSchoolTreats week recipes. All opinions are my own.
These birthday cake truffle pops are a fun after school treat with just enough cake to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not enough to ruin dinner. Plus, sprinkles make everything better!
The cake and the frosting in these cake pops are made totally from scratch too, which I think makes a difference in taste, and isn’t any more difficult than using a cake mix. For one thing, the recipe for the cake makes just one layer, enough for 24 cake pops.
You will need flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and milk for the cake.
You will also need butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk for the frosting.
How to Make Birthday Cake Truffle Pops
Cake pops are not hard to make. They just take time. First, you make a single layer cake, and allow it to cool. Do not rush this step. If you add frosting to warm cake, it will melt and you will have a gloppy mess.
Once the cake had cooled, make the frosting. Break up the cake into small crumbles and then mix in the frosting. You can use a stand mixer or even your hands to mix the cake and frosting.
Next, divide the dough into 24 equal pieces and form them into balls. Refrigerate them for an hour or two and then give them a second roll in your hands if they need more shaping and return them to the refrigerator.
Dip the cake pops, one at a time, into the melted candy until completely covered and remove. Use a narrow but deep vessel such as a 2 inch wide drinking glass. Once you have dipped the cake pop, hold it over the dipping vessel and use your other hand to gently tap your wrist to allow excess coating to drip off. Be sure to rotate the cake pop as you are doing this.
This is way more inexpensive than taking a trip to that famous coffee shop and having to buy your kids cake pops while you pick up a coffee.
Next, hand each kid one of these birthday cake pops and enjoy the peace and quiet of your own home. Your kids will think you are a hero. Plus, you will save a boatload of money.
This recipe makes 24 cake pops. If you have leftovers, store them in the refrigerator. They will last for up to 5 days.
Check out these #BacktoSchoolTreats recipes from our Bloggers:
Back to School Breakfasts:
Breakfast Banana Splits from For the Love of Food
Cherry Muffins from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Overnight Vanilla Oats in Under an Hour from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Back to School Snacks:
Easy Caramel Apple Slices on a Stick from Jen Around the World
Vanilla Pudding Cups from Home Sweet Homestead
Back to School Desserts:
Almond Shortbread Skillet from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Animal Cracker Cupcakes from The Domestic Kitchen
Back to School Confetti Cookie Bars from The Mandatory Mooch
Berries Vanilla Pies from My Sweet Zepol
Birthday Cake Truffles from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Brown Sugar Milk Tea Popsicles from Simply Healthyish
Cereal Milk Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
DIY Mini Caramel Apples from Jen Around the World
Funfetti Whoopie Pies from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies from Comfortably Domestic
Back to School Drinks:
Caramel Apple Cider Punch from Love and Confections
Caramel Cold Brew Coffee from The Redhead Baker
Felix Felicis Potion Smoothies from The Spiffy Cookie
Iced Caramel Latte with Apple Whipped Cream from The Nifty Foodie
Iced Caramel Mocha from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Birthday Cake Truffle Pops
Author: Karen Kerr
Birthday cake truffle pops – yellow cake and vanilla frosting rolled up into a ball, dipped in a white chocolate coating, and sprinkled with the cutest mix of sprinkles.
For the Cake
- 1 cup (4.5 ounces) all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup room temperature butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large room temperature eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup milk
For the Frosting
- 4 tablespoons room temperature butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
To Make the Cake Balls
- 20 ounces white chocolate candy melts
How to cook Birthday Cake Truffle Pops
To Make the Cake
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray a 9 inch cake pan with spray oil and line the bottom with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a medium bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla.
- Add half of the flour mixture and the milk, and mix on low. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
- Cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
- Turn the pan out onto a wire rack, remove the parchment, and cool completely.
To Make the Frosting
- Beat the butter, powdered sugar, and milk in a medium bowl until smooth. The frosting should be thick.
To Assemble the Cake Truffles
- Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the frosting and mix the cake and frosting in a stand mixer or with your hands.
- Divide the mixture into 24 equal pieces and form each into a ball. Refrigerate the balls for 2 to 3 hours.
- Using your hands, re-roll the cake balls to make sure they are fully round and compact, and place them back into the refrigerator.
- Melt the candy melts in a double boiler, microwave, or candy melting pot.
- Dip a lollipop stick into the melted candy and insert it about halfway through one of the cake balls and return it to the refrigerator. Repeat with the rest of the lollipop sticks.
- Dip the cake balls, one at a time, into the melted candy in a tall narrow container to cover.
- Once you have dipped the cake pop, hold it over the dipping vessel and use your other hand to gently tap your wrist to allow excess coating to drip off. Be sure to rotate the cake pop as you are doing this.
- Sprinkle the cake pop with sprinkles before the candle melts hardens. Place the cake pops in a foam stand so that the cake pops are upright.
- Repeat with the rest of the cake pops.
Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Cake pops, cake truffles, birthday cake
This recipe is adapted from Kid Chef Bakes.
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