Simple Cake Pops Recipe

A cake pop is a sweet treat made by baking a cake, crumbling it up, mixing it with frosting, and forming it into small balls.

These cake balls are then put on sticks to look like lollipops. Starbucks made them popular in 2011.

Here’s a simple recipe to make them:


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 container of chocolate frosting
  • 18 lollipop sticks
  • 1 bag of chocolate candy melts
  • 1 tube decorating icing
  • 1 tablespoon multicolored candy sprinkles (optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. Mix the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.

3. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean (around 28-33 minutes). Let it cool for at least 1 hour.

4. Crumble the cooled cake into a bowl. Mix in frosting until sticky. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

5. Roll the cake mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.

6. Melt candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip lollipop sticks into melted chocolate and insert halfway into each cake ball.

7. Dip each cake ball into melted chocolate to coat and place them upright in styrofoam to dry.

8. Decorate with candy sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet. Repeat for the rest.

Recipe Tips:

  • You can use any flavor of frosting or cake mix.
  • After Step 4, you can freeze the cake for up to 2 weeks.
  • Store cake pops in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week.

How to Gift Cake Pops

Personalized cake pops that are baked in advance make excellent culinary presents for all those on one’s list. Anyone would be delighted to receive cake pops in a standard zipper-top bag or storage container.

However, for an added touch, one may enclose them in an ornamental cellophane secured with a ribbon, organize them in a cookie tin stuffed with vividly colored shredded paper, or showcase them in a flower container as a bouquet.

How to Store Cake Pops

After preparing the cake pops, transfer them to a paper towel-lined hermetic container. Refrigerate for no more than one week. Reheating cake pops is unnecessary, given that they are traditionally served refrigerated.

Can You Freeze Cake Pops?

Yes! It is possible to refrigerate cake pops. Nevertheless, they should be frozen uncoated. The cake balls may be dipped in the confectionery melts before serving: Cover and freeze the spheres for a minimum of three hours and a maximum of overnight after arranging them on a baking sheet.

After transferring the frozen cake spheres to date-labeled zip-top freezer bags, place them flat. To enhance security, encase the flattened packages in a single layer of foil. Frozen for a maximum of six months. Thaw in the refrigerator before coating.

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