Cake Pops

  • Recipe By
  • Published Mar 8th
  • Ready In1h 40m
  • Servings24
  • Calories131

Birthdays, Easter, baby showers, or just because they are cute and taste good! Got this recipe from a friend and I must share… enjoy! There are many ways to be creative when making these… there are dozens of different types of sprinkles, or you can use different colors of candy melts and no sprinkles if you wish. Almost everything can be bought at a crafts store.

Cake Pops Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cake Pops for 24 servings:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package colored candy coating melts, divided
  • 24 plain doughnut holes
  • 24 lollipop sticks
  • 1 tablespoon multicolored candy sprinkles (jimmies), as desired

Cake Pops Cooking Instructions

  • Prep30m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In1h 40m

To cook Cake Pops, you need about 30 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cake Pops is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Cake Pops within 1 hour 40 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Cake Pops easily:

  1. 1 Place about 1/4 cup of candy melts into a small microwave-safe bowl, and melt in the microwave at 40 percent power for 30 seconds; stir the candy coating, and continue to heat for 30 second-intervals until the coating is just warm and completely melted.
  2. 2 Poke a hole halfway through a doughnut hole with a lollipop stick, then dip the end of the stick into the melted coating and reinsert into the hole. This holds the doughnut hole firmly on the stick. Stick the doughnut pop upright into a block of plastic foam, and set into refrigerator for 1 hour to firm up.
  3. 3 When pops are firmly attached to their sticks, melt the remaining candy coating dots in a microwave-safe bowl on 40 percent power for 1 minute; stir, and melt for 30-second intervals until the coating is warm and smoothly melted. Dip the doughnut hole into the coating, covering it completely. Hold the dipped pop over a bowl, and sprinkle with colored candy sprinkles. Return the decorated pops to the plastic foam block to set.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 131 calories; 7.6 grams of fat; 14.5 grams of carbohydrates; 1.7 grams of protein; 4 milligrams of cholesterol; 57 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 15th 2012

    I have made hundreds of these for my kids and their activities. My top tricks are to put the balls into the freezer for about 10 minutes. Then, I pull them out and dip my stick into melted c ...

  2. Dec 9th 2011

    My husband (who will eat just about anything that resembles cake) was really excited to make these to take to work as a Holiday treat. He made four ahead of time as an after dinner treat for ...

  3. Nov 19th 2011

    These were certainly easier than making a cake. However, they were not nearly as tasty as a real cake.

  4. Oct 10th 2011

    I love the ease of using doughnut holes... I never thought of that! I've been experimenting with the cake pop recipes I learned from Bakerella where you use actual cake broken down and mi ...

  5. Jul 18th 2011

    These Mocha Cake pops were made into a bouquet. The cake is mocha with coffee melts, vanilla topped with chocolate jimmies. I tried donut holes, but the light holes tore through the stick w ...

  6. Jun 29th 2011

    This is so much better than making the cake and mixing the icing etc. It was so hard to make the cake balls perfectly round before dipping - what a great idea this is!! THANK-YOU!!

  7. May 27th 2011

    I'm such an idiot...I've already had 2 layers of cake baking when I found this! THANK YOU! It's going to be a breeze using plain donut holes. Thanks for the great idea and time-saver!

  8. Apr 15th 2011

    Anxious to try this clever cake pop. I re-read this and finally think I figured out the following.Poke the lollipop stick into the donut,(then take it out and dip the stick into the melte ...

  9. Apr 12th 2011

    It's so much eaiser than the cake baking process and you don't have to worry about the cake being too sweet! Can't believe I did not think of that one.