How to make cake pops
The mould is easy to use. It makes 20 pops at a time, which is handy if you’re making cake pops for the masses. All you have to do is fill the bottom half with dough, secure the top half, and bake! The key lies in greasing the holes thoroughly, and also securing the top so that the cake balls hold their shape.
Without further ado, here’s my step-by-step guide to using the cake pop mould. I used a chocolate sponge recipe but you can use any sponge cake recipe you like. To coat the pops I used candy melts, only because I wasn’t in the mood to temper chocolate. If you’d prefer to use tempered chocolate, brief yourself on the science behind it here.
Ingredients (makes approximately 40 pops)
2 eggs – you will need two yolks and one white at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup warm water
Pinch of cream of tartar
1/2 cup cake flour
30g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
40 cake pop sticks
1 packet candy melts, or chocolate
Decorations of your choice
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Grease and flour both halves of the cake pop mould. If you don’t do this, the cake pops will stick to the mould.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, sunflower oil and water until thoroughly combined.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white and cream of tartar with an electric beater until stiff peaks form.
5. Sift together the dry ingredients and add them to the egg yolk mixture. Mix until combined.
6. Fold in the egg whites.
7. Place the bottom half of the mould on a baking tray. With a 1/2 Tbsp measure, scoop the batter into the holes so they’re about 4/5 full.
8. Secure the top and bake for about 15 minutes on the baking tray. The tiny holes at the top will let the steam out while baking.
9. When the pops are done, leave them to cool in the silicone before removing them. I put mine in the freezer for about half an hour, as this makes them easier to coat.
11. When the sticks have been secured, you can dip the cake pops in the candy melts to coat them and then sprinkle with decorations. Mine dried upside down on a platter but you can also stick the pops in styrofoam to dry upright.
It’s never been this easy to make cake pops. Why not give the mould a go?
Check out the Kitchen Craft Sweetly Does It Silicone Cake Pop Pan on Yuppiechef and their exciting selection of Wilton candy melts.