RECIPE: Pumpkin Cake Pops

RECIPE:  Pumpkin Cake Pops

Halloween is here!  Let’s make some Pumpkin Cake Pops! 🙂

After scouring the Internet for the quickest and easiest way to make cake pops, I’ve found the way.

Pumpkin cake pop ingredients

It depends on how many cake pops you want to make, but the recipe in this post is cut in half.  So feel free to adjust it as needed!  Ingredients include:  one cake round, 1/4 container of frosting, candy sticks and orange candy melts.

Cake and cake frosting

Crumble cake in a food processor or by hand.  The finer the crumbs, the better.  Next, add 1/4 of the frosting container.

mixed chocolate cake pops

I used my hands for this part.  Washed, of course!  Duh!

Squeeze, mix, squeeze, mix until it looks like this.

Chocolate cake pop balls

Next, roll into cookie dough ball-sized shapes.  I made the mistake on a few of these by making them a little bigger.  Don’t do this because the extra weight of the ball  will pull it off the stick when being dipped in the candy melts.


That’s OK.  Lesson learned.  Besides, somehow the mauled cake pops disappeared in my family’s stomachs.  Hey, no sense wasting them, right? :p

Orange candy melts

Next, melt at least half the bag of candy melts.  You can also melt the candy melts in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted.  I’ve done this many times now and have had zero problems.  Even though I’m doing half of a cake pop batch here, I still needed to use a little more than half of the candy melts in the bag.  You just have to play it by ear!

Chocolate cake pop balls with popsicle sticks

Next, dip a stick in the candy melts to about 1/2″.  Insert the stick no more than half way into the cake ball. Rinse, lather, repeat until completed.

Cake pops dipped in candy melts

Dip the cake balls straight into the candy melts.  You can rock them a little in the candy melts for more coverage, but the less you move them around the better.  You don’t want them to fall off the sticks. After dipping, make sure the excess candy melts have dripped off the cake pop, then set it onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.

Chocolate icing

Time to decorate the pumpkins!  I used Chocolate candy melts for their faces.  Ziploc bag, snip off the tip and have at it.

Pumpkin cake pops

Same thing for the pumpkin stems.  Green candy melts – decorate.  I still need to work on my decorating skills, but you get the idea.

RECIPE:  Pumpkin Cake Pops

All done!  Aren’t they purty?  As always, I had a great time making these.  Fun, fun, FUN!

Have a spook-tac-u-lar Halloween!  Be safe and, as always, eat CHOCOLATE!!! 🙂

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3 Responses to “RECIPE: Pumpkin Cake Pops”

  1. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) — November 1, 2011 @ 4:01 PM (#

    Absolutely adorable! You are so creative with chocolate, I love it!!


  2. Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! — November 2, 2011 @ 7:24 AM (#

    I’m making holiday cake pops soon and your tutorial was soooo helpful!


  3. The Cake Lovers (@thecakelovers75) — October 3, 2013 @ 12:21 PM (#

    I love these Halloween Cake Pops. They are alot of fun to make with the young ones.


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