Cake Pops- Strawberry and Cream Cheese

The newest trend for cake is cake pops. They are the perfect size for guest or if you want to have a little treat. You can make cake pops for any occasion and they are easy to customize for your special event. I made these cake pops for a girl’s birthday party. They are also perfect for this holiday season and could easily be dressed up in red and green. 

Cake Pops - Strawberry and Cream Cheese Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. • Cake mix (and what the mix calls for on the box)
  2. • Frosting (see my cream cheese frosting recipe or use a the canned stuff)
  3. • White Bark (can use chocolate if desired)
  4. • Any sprinkles or decorations you want to add
  5. • Cake Pops
Instructions
  1. Make cake according to directions. Let cool thoroughly.
  2. In a large mixing bowl crumble cake and add frosting. Do not add too much frosting because it will turn your cake into mush and be hard to roll into balls. Also, mix by hand. An electric mixer turns it into mush. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Take a tablespoon or so and roll into the palm of your hand making a ball. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Once you have rolled all of the balls, place a cake pop stick in each and place into the freezer. I usually keep in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. While the balls are in the freezer, melt your bark in a small crockpot. You could also nuke in the microwave, but I prefer a small crockpot on warm.
  5. Remove the cake balls and dip each one into the melted bark. Spin and shake loose the excess melted bark. Place onto parchment paper. Move quickly so the balls don’t get to warm and the bark doesn’t get too cool.
  6. If you want to add sprinkles or decorations that need to adhere, make sure you add them before the coating on the cake balls cools completely. I like to melt a little of a contrasting bark to add a little design on mine. Anything goes.
Notes
  1. You can also use brownie mix or add food coloring to a white cake mix. I used strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting. Also, I found the cake pop sticks at Bed Bath & Beyond. You can also find them on Amazon.
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