Recipe: How To Make Cake Pops

Cake pop recipe from Mocha

Note from Sarah: This is a post by Tatiana of Delicia Designs

Delicious decadent cake pops! The cake pop has to be one of my favorite miniature bite size treats to make, and are the perfect accompaniment to any dessert table.

Ingredients & Supplies:

  • Cake, any preferred flavour prepared in advance, baked and cooled.
  • Icing / frosting (amount depends on moistness of cake)
  • Bar of white melting chocolate
  • Cake pop sticks
  • Styrofoam block (deep enough for the cake pops to be inserted to dry)
  • Sprinkles and / or fondant


Add cake to a large bowl and crumble until it resembles fine crumbs.  Add frosting in a little at a time until the cake is moist and can hold a ball shape easily.  Make sure that all the cake crumbs have been incorporated with the icing.

cake pops from Mocha

You can use a mini ice scream scoop. Or any other type of spoon that can scoop out uniform small sized cake balls.

cake pops recipe from Mocha

Roll the mixture into a tight ball and set aside.  Repeat this process until all the cake mixture has been used.

cake pops recipe from Mocha

Melt approximately 55g of the white chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the white chocolate and insert into the cake balls about half-way.  Refrigerate for about 20-30 minutes.

Cake pops recipe from Mocha

Melt the remaining chocolate and colour if desired. Remove the cake balls from the refrigerator.  Dip each cake pop into the chocolate until fully covered and let the excess drip off while tapping gently and swirling to get a smooth look.  If sprinkles are desired add them right away before drying.

Recipe for cake pops from Mocha

Place chocolate covered cake pops on a styrofoam block to finish setting.  Once dry these cake pops can be further decorated with fondant accents or wrapped in treat bags and tied with ribbon.


About the Author: Tatiana is a cake artist with a passion for creating custom couture cakes and confections. For more recipes, tutorials and eye candy visit her blog at Delicia Designs. You can also follow her on Facebook.


  1. you make it look so simple, i’d like to try this recipe now!
    great photos too! thanks for sharing!

  2. These are so beautifully decorated!

  3. Suzanne Toby says:

    Your work is simply beautiful. You make cake pops look easy, and I know they are not. I’ve tried them numerous times, and seem to be having more trouble now than I did the first time I made them. I will try your method.

  4. I made these for my daughter’s birthday this weekend and used this exact recipe and they were delicious!!! Everyone loved them and we only had two left at the end of the party. The texture of the cake turns out to be like a fudgey brownie, which is a great contrast to the hard chocolate shell. I will admit I have issues with weird textures so I was a little nervous about the cake being crumbled and then put back together with the cream cheese, confectioners sugar mixture, but it was amazingly yummy! I used Wilton’s Candy Dips for the coating in light cocoa and white and they were perfect. I bought the tubs that came with the candies in them and melted it in the microwave, super easy. Because of how moist the cake is, I found that it works best to freeze the cake pops until they are truly hard and nice and cold, that way the weight and warmth of the coating will not cause the pops to come off the sticks. Also, the cold pops cause the coating to harden quickly so you have to decorate fast, but that also means no drips! I also loved that I could start this in the middle of the week and take several days to finish it, I typically dread making cupcakes or a cake because it turns into a marathon of mixing, baking and decorating that is tedious and exhausting. This allowed me to spend about an hour each day and I finished the day before the party and didn’t have to stress or rush the day of the party! I will definitely make these again!! Oh and this recipe made 48 2 inch balls!

  5. Caaakee Pooppss!!! I’m going to try this recipe now!