Valerie Johnson Recipe

Lemon Cake Pops

By Valerie Johnson ValerieJ

Recipe Rating:
40 - 50 cake pops

Valerie's Story

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.


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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Cynthia Stanley Cindylouwhoo
Jul 12, 2012
They are time consuming.. yours look really great. Mines were not as lucky.. I couldn't make the sticks stay in. So they had a quick trip to the trash can. I will attempt again. Great Job!
Sheryl Sollars kitchenlady44
Apr 10, 2012
You talk about melting bark but never talk about using it. I think you are referring to it when you say dip the pops in the icing. Am I correct?
Didi Dalaba didicoffeegirl
Oct 26, 2011
How pretty, thank you!!
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lilly bulski lillianb
Sep 10, 2011
i love lemon cake pops!!!!