VALENTINE CAKE POPS
I was thinking of a treat for Valentine’s Day 2012 and thought of what I had in my pantry. I had white and red dipping chocolate in the freezer left from my cake pops I made during Christmas. I also had a chocolate cake mix and canned fudge frosting and a package of double stuffed Oreo Cookies. Easy….Valentine Cake Pops.
I prepared the cake as instructed and cooled. I took 1/2 the cake and divided that in half. Took each 1/4 cake and frosted the cakes with half the canned frosting. I decorated each 1/4 cake and stored for each of my kid’s for them to take home. It is so nice when my kid’s visit that I always make sure I have something for them to take home and what could be better than cake. I buy foil pans in bulk so I always have storeage pans for take home meals. Check on-line for the best price on the size you are looking for. I like the foil pans with the covers included. Foil pans do not need to be returned and they can be recycled. Great for everyone and the environment.
With the rest of the cake I had (1/2 of the 9 x 13 inch cake) I made cake pops.
Cut the cake in half and rub each piece of the cake together over a bowl (this sounds weird but it is any easy way to crumble the cake). Add the remaining half of the canned fudge frosting to the crumbled cake. Mix with a wooden spoon. This takes a little bit of work but be patient. Roll the crumbled cake and frosting mixture into 1 inch balls. I was able to make 36 cake balls. Place on a tray or plate and place in freezer.
Place 10 of the Double Stuffed Oreo cookies into a food processor and pulse until crumbled. Place on a small plate and reserve.
Melt 12 oz. of the chocolate (I used both the white and red dipping chocolate but use whatever chocolate you have; you can also use chocolate chips.) over a double boiler on low heat (sauce pan filled 1/2 full of water with a bowl over the sauce pan with the chocolate). If you never melted chocolate you might what to do some research on the internet. It can be tricky but the double boiler makes it easy. I use the double boiler method to keep the chocolate warm. Once the chocolate is melted remove the sauce pan from the heat. Take out your cake balls from the freezer.
Dip each cake ball into the melted chocolate until covered. I use lollypop sticks when dipping into the chocolate. Roll into the crumbled Oreo Cookies. Set on parchment paper to dry or if using lollypop sticks press into Styrofoam. Store in air tight containers in the refrigerator or freezer for longer storage.