I was working on a recipe using Udi’s Double Chocolate Muffins and realized that the muffins would make perfect Cake Pops. Have you heard of Cake Pops? They are so simple to make and just so cute! They even have them at Starbucks now – but not for us GF folks…
The cake pops pictured here are not mine. They are from the Wilton site and show their adorable cake pop stand and perfectly made Cake Pops that would be ideal for spring or Easter.
My cake pops were eaten by two people (who shall remain nameless) before I took a picture. I only made a few because I just had one muffin left, but they were great!
Here is the general concept of cake pops and how I made them with the muffins.
Cake Pops are made by combining prepared cake and frosting, rolling them into a ball, freezing the balls, inserting a lollipop stick, and then dipping the ball in chocolate.
To make 3-4 Udi’s Cake Pops
1 Udi’s Double Chocolate Muffin
2 Tablespoons Chocolate Frosting (such as Betty Crocker)
3-4 lollipop sticks
3/4 cup chocolate melting wafers (I used Wilton)
In a bowl, combine the muffin and frosting. Use a spoon or small rubber spatula and “smoosh” together until well combined.
Cover a plate with parchment or waxed paper.
Take a rounded Tablespoon of the mixture and roll in your hands until a smooth ball is formed. Place the ball on the plate. Continue to make as many balls as the batter will allow.
Place the balls in the freezer for at least two hours. Once chilled through, insert a lollipop stick.
If desired, melt the chocolate candy wafers as directed on the package. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate and decorate as desired.
To keep the pops upright while the chocolate is hardening, place a wire cooling rack on top of a few mugs. Insert each stick through the rack so the pop is on top and just the bottom of the pop is touching the rack. You can sprinkle the tops with nuts or sprinkles while the chocolate is not hardened.
Allow the outer chocolate coat to harden before eating. It will just take a few minutes if your room is not too warm.