Lately the cake pops are literally everywhere on the web! You can find at least one cake pop recipe on every single cook-blog/website! And the truth is that they are simply adorable! The look so cute and classy and they can make any buffet look way fancier!
So after being brainstormed over the last months, by reading recipes and looking at beautiful pictures, I finally decided last week to try to make my very first cake pops!
There is a variety of recipes on the web but I decided for the one with the nutella! (I'm sure you can understand why!) So all you need is a sponge cake, nutella, lollipop or cocktail sticks, dark chocolate and cupcake sprinkles (or any kind of sugar decorations).
I baked my own sponge cake using this recipe and I let it cool completely. Then I broke it into a large bowl and I crumbled it using my hands until it was in fine crumbs. Then I stared adding nutella, a heaped tablespoon at a time and I stared mixing it with the crumbs. I kept adding nutella and mixing until I had a fudge-like texture (or a texture similar to a cookie dough). After that it was time to form the mixture into small balls. I placed them on a tray lined with baking paper and I refrigerated them for about an hour.
After taking them off the fridge they where quite firm and ready to be frosted! I melted the chocolate and I dipped in the one edge of the sticks before sticking them into the top center of each cake ball about halfway through. At this point it is very important to make sure not to insert them too deep or too shallow. I let them for about 5-10 minutes to set and then I started dipping the cake balls into the chocolate. Before the chocolate was set I decorated them with sprinkles and grated coconut.
After I have finished decorating all of my cake pops I refrigerated them for about an hour. And that was it! My very first cake pops were done! Aren't they cute?
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