A great activity for the kids over the summer holidays - these no cook cake pops are super easy with the help of your freezer. No fancy equipment needed, a few simple ingredients and some eager helpers!
- Cake, yep, any cake - left over cake, shop bought cake, or home-made cake (we used a simple plain shop bought Madeira cake)
- 150g icing sugar
- 50g full fat cream cheese
- Candy melts or buttons (we went to Hobbycraft)
- Cake pop sticks (also found in Hobbycraft! or you could use lolly sticks)
- Sprinkles of your choice
- Add the cake to a blender or food processor and pulse - you want to create cake crumbs. Or, place the cake in a bowl and use your finger tips to make cake crumbs.
- Mix the icing sugar and cream cheese together until you have a soft paste (quite runny) Simply make more or less icing depending on how much cake you're using - there's no science here, you just need enough icing to make the cake dough come together.
- Mix the cream cheese icing with the cake crumb until a cake dough forms - a little bit like pastry.
- Now mould into balls with your hands - if you're super picky about perfect cake pops you can use your kitchen scales to weigh 40g of cake dough for each pop - then hand roll into a ball.
- FREEZE - place your cake balls onto a tray and place in the freezer for around 10 minutes until firm.
- Melt the candy melts according to the pack instructions. You may need to add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the melted candy melts to ensure a good dipping consistency.
- Dip your cake pop or lolly stick into the melted candy melts and then insert into the cold cake pop - ensure to push your stick all the way to the end of the cake pop to make sure it stays on!
- Dip your cake pop into the melted candy melts and twist to ensure an even coverage.
- Once dipped you can decorate with a variety of sprinkles. We used freeze dried strawberries and hundreds & thousands.
- Leave to set and enjoy!