October 26, 2011
Cake pops are all the rage right now and it’s no surprise. Who wouldn’t crave delectable little balls of cake and icing conveniently served on a popsicle stick. Not only does it limit your calorie intake through portion control, but you can also have fun getting creative in decorating these little pops. Chef Andrew Larue from Abuso Catering Company shows food radio talk show host Cleverley Stone how to make Halloween Cake Pops that are hauntingly delicious!
For more information about food, wine and dining in Houston, listen to Cleverley’s radio show Saturdays at Noon on Talk 650 AM.
(By the way, she gives out restaurant gift cards on every radio show!)
Halloween Cake Ball Pops (Makes 50 cake balls)
Chef Andrew LaRue, Abuso Catering
- 1 ea 6” x 12” white cake (homemade or store bought)
- 1 lb White frosting (homemade or store bought)
- 1 lb Chocolate frosting (homemade or store bought)
- 1 lb White Coating Chocolate
- 1 lb Dark Coating Chocolate
- 1 box Food Coloring, assorted
- Assorted Decorative Candies of your choice
- 50 Lollipops sticks
- Five 12 inch long Styrofoam bricks
1. Melt both the white and dark chocolate in separate double boilers.
2. Crumble the white cake with your hands as fine as possible and separate into two bowls evenly.
3. Mix the white frosting into one bowl of cake crumbles and refrigerate.
4. Mix the dark frosting into the other bowl of cake crumbles and refrigerate.
5. Using a small ice cream scoop for consistent portioning, scoop and roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least one hour.
6. Using the white chocolate for the white cake mix and the dark chocolate for dark cake mix, dip the lollipop stick into the chocolate and then into
the cake ball and keep in the freezer until frozen.
7. When frozen dip the cake balls into the melted chocolate and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
8. You can now decorate your cake pops however you would like with an assortment of store bought icings, candies and sprinkles.
9. As you complete each cake pop, you can insert it into the Styrofoam brick so it will not topple over.