Key Lie Cake Pops!

20 Nov

I’ve had many people tell me they really like the key lime cake recipe I posted back in May. You can find the recipe for the cake and the icing here, from allrecipes.com.  This weekend, I made this yummy cake recipe into pops for the first time. 🙂 Winning combination. 🙂
I made these for a girl’s birthday party. Of course like all other cake pops, the process starts with baking the cake and then crumbling it up into a bowl.

Then you’ll need to add just enough of the icing to make the cake slightly gooey. You won’t even come close to using the entire amount of icing that the recipe makes. In fact, you don’t even need to make the full batch unless you want to use it for something other than these cake pops. A half batch of it will be more than enough. I didn’t measure exactly how much icing I used, but I’d say somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of a cup. Always add the icing in small amounts until you’ve mixed in enough. Roll this mixture into balls and put in the freezer to harden a little.

After you’ve attached lollipop sticks with a little melted white chocolate bark, put them back into the freezer for about 15 more minutes. These need to be firm enough to stay on the stick when you dip them. I used white chocolate bark this time, but I think the milk chocolate bark would also be really good. After dipping them in the coating you can leave as  is, or dress them up a little. I added purple sparkles to these because it is one of the birthday girl’s favorite colors. 🙂 If you do want to add sprinkles be sure to do it right after they are dipped, before the coating dries.

It occured to me after I made these that this would be a good recipe to use when making Christmas tree cakepops. The inside would be green when you bite into it. I think my first graders would like that.

Now here’s the warning I must give about cake pops. I’ve never had an entire batch turn out perfectly. There are always just a few that turn into what I like to call: Cake Pop Casualties.


This happens when the cake pop falls off of its lollipop stick when being dipped into the chocolate. Or sometimes right after it’s been dipped. Of course you must never, ever bring one of these casualties to a birthday girl. It is COMPLETELY RUDE. So the only solution is to eat all of the casualties quickly to avoid leaving any evidence that some of the pops didn’t quite make it. Now that I think about it, these casualties might be the best part about making cakepops. Of course I would never turn some of them into casualties on purpose. 😉 Just throwing that out there.

Next Up: A Christmas creation! Also coming soon, a copy cat recipe for Samoa Girl Scout Cookies. Yuuuuum. Can’t wait to try them.

Random Thought of the Day: In only TWO short days, my husband and I will find out if we are having a boy or a girl!!!!! Leave a comment to make a prediction about what you think we will have. 😀

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2 Responses to “Key Lie Cake Pops!”

  1. Jessica Llanes November 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Rafy and I both predict your baby is a boy. We bet $50 each so if we’re right you owe us $100. HAHAHA just kidding : )

  2. Valerie McCarley November 28, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Jennifer, in our house we call these the “cripples,” whether we’re making cookies, pancakes or frying fish or making hamburgers. The unsellable mistakes that turn out to be the baker’s sample bites.
    Congratulations on the new little one coming. We’re all looking forward to meeting a little girl Chastain.

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