Cake Pops are delicious little cakes on a stick dipped in chocolate and covered with anything you can desire. They are also super fun to make for the whole family and will disappear in no time during any party.
In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Give it a light stir to combine and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the Butter, Sugar and vanilla extract. Using a hand or stand mixer, whisk at medium speed until creamy. Tip: Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature otherwise the butter might clump. If that happens, don't panic. Just keep mixing for 2-3 minutes. Any remaining clumps will dissolve when the dry ingredients are added.Now add in the egg's one at a time and mix until smooth and combined.
Now it's time to add the dry ingredients. Pour the dry ingredients over the creamed butter and sugar. Using a rubber spatula fold until just combined. Don't over mix.
Prepare the cake pop mold by greasing it with some butter. You won't need to flour the mold, a good rub with butter will keep the dough from sticking.
As the cake batter doubles in size when baked, fill the cake mold to the rim of the bottom mold. Make sure the vent hole is on top :) Seal the mold and bake for 15 Minutes. Beware, every oven is a little different so you might need a couple of minutes more or less. As the pop's are sealed you cant really do a skewer test but you can take them out at 12 minutes and open one edge of the mold a little to see if they are golden brown.
You can get creative with decorating. I used two cups of melted chocolate, One dark and one white chocolate. I add a table spoon of coconut oil to each cup to thin the chocolate a little and give it a nice shine when it dries.
IMPORTANT: before decorating or dunking the cake pops. Dip the cake pop sticks in a bit of chocolate and stick them in to the cake pop. When cooled this acts like a glue and will keep your cake pops from falling off the stick or twisting when eating them.
TIP: I used a small carton box and poked a few holes in it. When dipping the cake pops I stick them into the box so they can dry perfectly round. You can also use this method for more complex decorating ideas.
When the cake pop sticks have set, you can start dipping the cake pops and then sprinkling them with decoration. Anything from vermicelli to chopped nuts goes. You can even dip then with multiple chocolate types. Make sure you checkout my YouTube Video to see the whole cake pop decorating method.