29 Super Fun Cake Pop Recipes for Parties, Holidays and Sweet Occasions

Perfect bite-sized treats for any day.

If you like anything in miniature form, then cake pops are definitely for you! They're fun, cute, easy to eat and the perfect bite-sized portion, which means you cake have your cake and eat it too—without the guilt that comes with a whole slice (or two). Kids also love cake pops (I mean, who doesn't?!) and they're so adorable, making them the perfect mini dessert or sweet treat to serve at any party.

What Are Cake Pops?

Cake pops are basically a different and fun way to eat cake—and are literally cake in the form of a ball on a stick (resembling a lollipop, hence the name "cake pop").

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How To Make Cake Pops

Many recipes use cake crumbs (whether from leftover cake, or from a freshly baked cake that's crumbled into pieces), and then mix the crumbs with frosting or something similar in order to form the mixture into golf ball-sized spheres.

The balls of cake crumb mixture are then stuck on a lollipop stick and chilled in the refrigerator. Once chilled and set, the balls are dipped in chocolate to form a hard shell and then coated with nuts or sprinkles to decorate.

Is It Better To Use Cake Mix or Homemade Batter for Cake Pops?

While you could definitely use store-bought cake mix to prepare cake pops, it seems that homemade cake batter tends to result in denser cake crumbs, which makes it easier to form the crumbs into balls. Store-bought mix usually results in a lighter and fluffier crumb that tends to crumble easily when on the stick.

Cake Pop Recipe Options

If you've never made cake pops before, but would like to try, there are plenty of easy cake pop recipes for you! From decadent options such as Sweet and Salty Brownie Cake Pops, No-Bake Peanut Butter Oreo Cake Pops and Chocolate Cake Pops, to fruity/veggie options such as Carrot Cake Pops, Blackberry Cake Pops and Strawberry Shortcake Pops, there's definitely an option for everyone! There are even holiday-themed choices such as Pumpkin Cake Pops, Witch's Cauldron Cake Pops, and Christmas Cake Pops.

Here are 29 super fun cake pop recipes to try for the holidays, birthday parties, bridal showers and more occasions that call for cake in a petite little pop.

29 Best Cake Pop Recipes







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