Let’s Bake some Christmas Cake Pops!

With Christmas fast approaching, why not put your little ones to the test and follow our kid-friendly* cake pops recipe? They’re delicious, fun to make and will most certainly get you in the festive mood.

*Disclaimer… We said kid-friendly, not mess-free! 😆

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Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour

For the Buttercream

  • 75g butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 200g of your desired chocolate, melted
  • Sprinkles & Christmas decorations
  • Food colouring (optional)

Oh, and don’t forget the lollypop sticks!

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Method

Making the Cake:

  • Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.
  • Grease and line the base of a 20cm sandwich tin.
  • Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl until creamy.
  • One by one, slowly beat in the eggs, then fold in the flour and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into your cake tin and bake for 20 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
  • Set aside to cool!

Making the Butter Cream:

While the cake is cooling, make your buttercream!

  • Beat the butter and icing sugar together in a large bowl, until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract and milk and beat again.
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Making the Pops

Once your cake has cooled down, you can start making your cake pops!

  • Crumble your cake into large crumbs.
  • Add the buttercream and stir together.
  • Take chunks of the cake mixture and roll them into balls, transferring each ball to a lined tray or pate.
  • Push a lollypop stick into each.
  • Put them all into the fridge for an hour to set.
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Making the topping

Now for the messy (we mean fun) part!

  • Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 10 seconds until smooth.
  • Add your food colouring if desired (this works best with white chocolate).
  • Put your different toppings into individual bowls.
  • Take each cake pop and dip it into the chocolate, allowing it to drip a little.
  • Dip it into your sprinkles or festive decorations.
  • Stand them upright in a mug and place them in the fridge for 30 minutes.

And Voila! You have your festive cake pops!

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