Lemon Cake Pops

Valerie Johnson Recipe

By Valerie Johnson ValerieJ

40 - 50 cake pops

This is my trial run on cake pops. For this first effort, I used a cake mix. I was surprised at how well they turned out.

These are more time consuming than difficult. The most difficulty was getting the icing on the pops without them falling off the stick.

I packaged them real pretty and asked four friends to be my testers on the cake pops and brownie pops.

The picture is actually cake pops and brownie pops. I made both.

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1 box
lemon cake mix
1 can(s)
lemon frosting
1 pkg
vanilla or chocolate bark
wax paper
styrofoam block
candy sprinkles, colored sugar, chocolate jimmies (optional)
cake pop sticks

Directions Step-By-Step

Bake cake as directed on box. Cool completely.
Crumble cake into large bowl.
Mix cake crumbs thoroughly with 2/3 or up to 1 can of the frosting. Use hands or mixer.
Roll mixture into little balls and place on cookie sheet lined with wax paper. I used a mini ice cream scooper to keep the balls uniform.
Place cake balls in refrigerator and chill for several hours or 15 - 30 minutes in the freezer.
After the cake balls are chilled, melt some of the bark according to directions; dip stick in the icing and place in the cake ball.
Continue until all cake balls have sticks. Refrigerate again until sticks set (10-15 minutes)
Melt rest of the bark, rolls cake balls in icing, carefully tap off extra icing
If decorating with sprinkles, pearls or colored sugar, do so immediately after dipping in icing. The icing sets quickly.
Push sticks into styrofoam block, space pops so they won't touch.
Let cake pops set completely

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: For Kids

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Feb 21, 2011 - Valerie Johnson shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Feb 21, 2011 - Valerie Johnson shared this recipe with discussion group: JUST CAKES
Feb 21, 2011 - Valerie Johnson shared this recipe with discussion group: TRIED & TRUE RECIPES
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Feb 21, 2011
OMG Valerie; these are beautiful; great presentation. They really look good; thanks for posting!!
Carole F BakersQueen
Feb 21, 2011
These do look wonderful, Valerie! I know the work that goes into making these pops. It isn't easy and very time consuming if you want a good result. It is hard to get the sticks to hold in the cake balls though..I use melted chocolate, and it still happens at times, it will TEST you, lol. Nice job...they are beautiful!
Feb 21, 2011 - Carole F shared this recipe with discussion group: CAKE/COOKIE/CANDY POPS TRUFFLES & BALL POPS
Valerie Johnson ValerieJ
Feb 21, 2011
Thanks everyone. I had fun making them but I was TIRED when I finished.
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Feb 21, 2011
I bet you were; LOL
Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen
Feb 21, 2011
Valerie, these turned out beautiful. You should be proud of yourself.
Laura Daszynicz Dazzy
Feb 22, 2011
Valerie, these are beautiful. you did an awesome job.
Kay Lott all4ukid
Feb 22, 2011
My daughters'friend made a version of these for Valentines Day but did not use the stick...She made balls out of them & gosh they were so good!
Sea Sun Seasun
Feb 22, 2011
You did such a beautiful job! I have always avoided making these due to the time factor. I know everyone says they're so easy, though I'd have to make buttercream myself (not a fan of canned frosting at all) and I would want them on sticks like yours. I'd also want them beautiful like yours so essentially, it's be ok with me if you'd just send them my way. LOL!
Valerie Johnson ValerieJ
Feb 23, 2011
Sea Sun, you are so funny. Yes, they are a lot of work and time consuming. For the first run, I used a box mix and canned frosting. I'm going to make another batch (from scratch) in a week or so. What I am trying to do is perfect some so I can make them for my daughter's wedding. We are doing a dessert buffet.

Thanks for the complement.
Carole F BakersQueen
Feb 23, 2011
Hey Valerie..while your sending a batch to Sea Sun...throw a box my way...just throw harder, give it a full Swing because I live Northeast of Sea Sun! LOL

What a wonderful idea for your daughter's wedding...and, what an awesome Mother you are too make them for her special day! :) They will be perfect, no doubt.