Cake Pops – prepare your own Cake on a Stick

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Today I show you the real and original Cake Pops, made from fresh cake dough. Cake on a stick is an evergreen of the bakery and makes children and adults happy!

The simpler version of these cake lollipops, prepared from cake leftovers, I have already presented elsewhere. More on this in a moment 🙂

For now, I wish you much pleasure while enjoying your visit. If you have any open questions, you can send them to me using the comment function at the bottom of the page. I wish you fun and success for your baking and decoration afternoon!

Cake pops made from cake scraps
Cake Pops with cake left overs I show you in another post! © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

1. Make your own shopping list for cake on a stick

Because it’s sooo practical, the first thing you’ll find is an overview of the ingredients and tools including decoration for our baking experience.

1.1. Cake mixture and decoration

  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla sugar or vanilla pod
  • Organic eggs
  • Organic milk
  • Wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar balls and sugar decoration
  • Dark and light chocolate

1.2. Tools

  • Piping bag or freezer bag 6 litres
  • Scissors
  • Short Cake Pop sticks
  • Mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Cake Pop forms
  • Water bath and pot
  • Egg boxes or glasses with sugar
Marble cake muffins
You can also use sugar sprinkles and sugar beads for muffins and cupcakes. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

You can either buy the cake-sticks and the cake-pop tin in a special shop or order everything online. When shopping, please remember the colourful sugar sprinkles and sugar balls. You can use both for the next baking campaign e.g. for cupcakes.

I don’t really like the silicone baking pans that much. There were no other forms for the little balls!

Shopping tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Ingredients for cake pops
Cake Pops ingredients prepared in the kitchen. Instead of Ceres coconut oil or Palmin coconut fat is a good choice. You can clearly see the holes in the baking tin. This is the lid. The bottom of the baking tin has no holes!

2. Prepare the dough and fill into the moulds

The nice thing about this cake dough is: it just goes and tastes good!

Prepare cake batter for cake pops
Whisk room temperature butter or coconut fat until fluffy and slowly add the sugar, then gradually add the eggs, finally adding the flour and baking powder. You will find all step by step photos further down in the recipe.

Simple sponge, you can add vanilla flavour or the pulp of the vanilla pod

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

Do not forget to preheat the oven! The temperature range of 170°C has proven itself. You can now fill the prepared dough into a freezer bag or a piping bag and then squirt it into the moulds.

Fill cake batter into piping bags
Pour the prepared cake mixture into a piping bag. You can use a freezer bag of 6 litres.
Cut open the freezer bag at the top
Cut open the freezer bag at the top with scissors, then you can fill the dough into the moulds in portions. Please fill the lower cake pop mould, it has no holes!
Pour the batter into the cake-pop tins
With the dough in the bag you can fill the small moulds excellently and in a well-dosed manner.
Fill cake pop molds
Fill cake pop forms with the dough. Greasing the silicone moulds is not necessary.

Do not fill the moulds too full! The baking powder makes the dough rise. Please note, the lid of the mould usually has holes!

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

3. Bake the small cakes optimally

I’ve already written it and I’m repeating myself here because it’s so important: Please don’t exaggerate with the oven temperature today. Preheat the oven at 170°C. The hot air level is good.

Seal the filled cake pop molds
Next, close the filled Cake Pop moulds and then place them in the oven.
Baked cake pop cakes
The small, baked Cake Pop cakes can be easily removed after baking and cooling down.

When is the cake ready? The cake pop moulds have holes at the top. Here you can pierce with a thin wooden stick. If neither dough nor crumbs stick to the stick, the cake is ready!

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Prepare the cake glaze

For the cake glaze with couverture I will write you a few lines! We have a little time now, because our little cakes, fresh out of the oven, are allowed to cool down. Please hide the cakes, sometimes the moulds empty mysteriously 🙂

To prepare the Cake Pops glaze, first cut the couverture into fine pieces. Use a sharp chef’s knife and take your time. Chocolate is very hard, so be careful when cutting.

I promise! The finely cut chocolate can now be melted better and more evenly.

Cut the dark chocolate into small pieces
Small and finely cut dark chocolate coating on a kitchen board. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

My tip is: Use a porcelain bowl to melt the cut chocolate. The chocolate will then not get hot so quickly and the chocolate will melt more gently.

A little trick for tempering the chocolate helps to ensure that the chocolate icing later becomes firm:

  1. Place about 2/3 of the sliced chocolate in the bowl and heat it in a pot over hot water.
  2. When the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the remaining sliced chocolate.
  3. The chocolate now cools down noticeably and should not feel hot when you do the lip test – carefully put some chocolate on your lip. Here we are in the temperature range of about 26°C.
  4. If you want to be on the safe side, put the chocolate on the water bath again. About 2 minutes are sufficient, a short temperature rise to 31-33°C is desirable.
  5. Now remove the chocolate from the cooker and process it quickly.
  6. A little coconut fat or butter makes the chocolate particularly shiny. 3-5% – calculated from the amount of chocolate would be sufficient. For 100 g of chocolate, 5 g of coconut fat is sufficient.
Melted chocolate
The melted chocolate in a porcelain bowl. The porcelain bowl water bath is better for chocolate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer.

Adding 3-5 % coconut fat to the chocolate makes your icing extra shiny!

Shiny chocolate tip from chef Thomas Sixt

5. How do the cake balls hold on the stem later?

Now we want to deal with fixing the cake balls to the stem. The consistency of the cake dough is already perfectly adapted to the stick 🙂 so don’t worry. Nevertheless, there is an additional protection…

Dip the cake stems in the chocolate icing before putting them into the cakes. The chocolate acts like a glue in the ball, which bonds the cake and the stem well.

Cake balls fixing tip for stable Cake Pops
Dip the stalks of the cake pops in chocolate
So that the Cake Pops are safe and stable in the hands of children: Dip the stems of the Cake Pops in chocolate, then stick them into the ball.
Put cake pop cakes on stalks
Put the cake pop cake on the stems dipped in chocolate. That way the little cakes will hold better!
Glaze cake pops
Coat the Cake Pops with the chocolate icing.
Cover cake pops with white chocolate icing
You can also coat cakes on a stick with white chocolate or chocolate coating!

6. Recipe Cake Pops

Today you can safely nibble dough 🙂 Wish you good luck in your bakery!

Cake Pops

Cake on a stick recipe for cake batter and decoration tips. Baked, photographed and written down by cook Thomas Sixt. Recipe quantity for about 20 pieces.

Servings 4
Calories 379
Total Time 90 Min.

Prepare your own cake pops with fresh batter. Instructions with step by step photos and baking recipe. Here Thomas Sixt shows tips for Cake Pops.

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Preparation Time

30 Min.

Cook Time

60 Min.

Ingredients

Cake dough

80 g butter (or coconut fat)
80 g brown sugar
1 packet vanilla sugar
2 pc eggs
2-4 tbs Milk
160 g Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder

Glaze and decoration

100 g Dark chocolate coating
5 g Coconut fat
1-3 tbs sugar decoration

Instruction

Prepare the cake dough

Stir coconut oil until frothy
Stir the coconut oil until frothy.

Cream the room-warm butter or coconut oil for 2 minutes.

Coconut fat with sugar
Mix coconut oil with sugar.

Quickly stir in sugar and vanilla sugar.

Add eggs to the dough
Add the eggs to the cake batter.

Beat the eggs and add them one by one to the dough.

Stir the eggs into the batter
Mix the eggs one by one into the cake batter

Stir the eggs into the cake batter.

Prepare cake batter for cake pops
Beat room-warm butter or coconut oil until frothy and slowly add the sugar, then gradually add the eggs and finally work in the flour.

Slowly add the sifted flour and baking powder to the dough and work in.

Add milk to the cake batter
Add the milk to the cake batter.

Finish the cake dough with milk in the consistency.

Pour in the cake and bake

Fill cake batter into piping bags
Pour the prepared cake batter into a piping bag. You can use a 6 liter freezer bag.

Pour the cake mixture into a piping bag. Alternatively you can use a 6 litre freezer bag. Preheat the oven at 170°C hot air.

Cut open the freezer bag at the top
Cut open the freezer bag at the tip with the scissors, then you can pour the dough into the molds in portions.

Cut open the freezer bag at one corner.

Pour the batter into the cake-pop tins
With the dough in the bag, you can fill the small molds in an excellent and well-dosed manner.

Fill the Cake Pop cake tins. Please make sure to fill the bottom pan WITHOUT holes!

Fill cake pop molds
Fill the cake pop molds with the batter. It is not necessary to grease the silicone molds.

Do not fill the mould too high, the dough will rise during baking!

Seal the filled cake pop molds
Next, close the filled cake pop tins and then place them in the oven.

Close the cake pop tin and bake in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Baked cake pop cakes in the mold
Open the cake pop mold after baking.

Prick the small cakes with a wooden skewer. If no dough or crumbs stick to the wood, the little cakes are ready baked. Open the cake tin and let it cool down.

Glaze and decoration

Cut the dark chocolate into small pieces
Small and finely cut dark couverture on a kitchen board.

Cut the chocolate into small pieces.

Sliced dark chocolate
Always cut the chocolate into small pieces before melting it in the water bath.

Melt 2/3 of the chocolate in a porcelain bowl over hot water in a pot.

Melted chocolate
The melted chocolate in a porcelain bowl. The porcelain bowl of water bath is better for chocolate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer.

Remove the bowl from the pot, stir in the remaining chocolate and melt. The temperature should drop to 26 °C. Do the lip test as described in the article. Re-heat the chocolate very briefly to 31-33°C, then remove from the water bath.

Dip the stalks of the cake pops in chocolate
So that the cake pops get safely into the children's hands: Dip the cake pop stems in chocolate, then insert them into the ball.

Dip the stems individually into the chocolate icing.

Put cake pop cakes on stalks
Place the cake pop cake on the chocolate-dipped stems. This is how the small cakes hold up better!

Stick dipped stems directly into the cakes.

Freshly baked cake pops
Freshly baked cake pops placed on sticks without glaze

You can store the Cake Pops in the moulds before glazing them with chocolate.

Glaze cake pops
Cover the cake pops with the chocolate icing.

Skilfully pull the prepared Cake Pops through the chocolate, drain them and then let them dry, preferably stuck in polystyrene.

Apply white chocolate glaze
Cake pops also taste good with white chocolate!

You can alternatively use white couverture!

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Make cake pops yourself from fresh cake batter. Article picture

Sprinkle the Cake Pops with sugar balls or sugar decoration as desired and serve later.

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