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Floral Cake Pops Recipe

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Baking ingredients

  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 150 ml boiling water
  • 120 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Quarter tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Quarter tsp salt

Decorating ingredients

  • 120 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100 g dark chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 400 g pink colour melts
  • 200 g green colour melts
  • 200 g white colour melts
  • 200 g yellow colour melts


Baking Instructions:

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5.

Step 2

Put the cocoa powder into the jug and stir in the boiling water until combined.

Step 3

Line a 25cm round cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Step 4

Cream the unsalted butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 5

Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each egg.

Step 6

Sift together the self-raising flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Step 7

Pour the dry ingredients and gently beat until well combined.

Step 8

Fold in the cooled cocoa mixture until mixed well.

Step 9

Pour into the cake tin and bake for 45 to 60 minutes.

Step 10

Once baked, leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes and then turn out on to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Step 11

To make the frosting, cream the unsalted butter with an electric whisk before gradually adding the icing sugar.

Step 12

Pour in the melted dark chocolate and cream until light and fluffy. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before use.

Decorating Instructions:

Step 13

To make the cake pop balls, crumble the sponge cake into fine crumbs.

Step 14

Add the frosting a little at a time mixing with your hands until you have a fudge like texture.

Step 15

Wrap the mixture in cling film and refrigerate for one hour before rolling your cake pop balls.

Step 16

Using a spoon, scoop out a ping pong ball size of cake pop mixture. Roll the mixture in your hands to create a round ball.

Step 17

Melt the pink colour melts as per the instructions on the pack.

Step 18

Dip a cake pop stick about 2cm into the pink colour melts and insert it into the bottom of the cake ball so it goes half way into the cake. Place the cake pop into a polystyrene block and leave to harden for a few minutes.

Step 19

Making sure the melts are still warm, dip and swirl the cake pop into the pink colour melts. Tap off the excess on the side of the tub. Place in the polystyrene block until the melts have set and are dry to the touch.

Step 20

Melt the white, green and yellow colour melts one at a time as per the instructions on the packs.

Step 21

Dip your paintbrush into the white colour melts and paint on the outer lines of the flower petals, starting from the outer edge of the petal and dragging the brush near to the centre. Once the colour melt lines have set, paint on the inner petals and then a circle in the middle.

Step 22

Paint on the leaves in the same way with the green colour melts, starting from the outside and dragging the brush into the centre of the leaf. Paint on the inner vein.

Step 23

Paint a dot in the centre of the flower with the yellow colour melts.

Step 24

Place the cake pop in the polystyrene block until the colour melts have set.