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Mummy Cake Pops

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Baking ingredients

  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 240 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 150 ml boiling water
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 14 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 14 tsp salt
  • 200 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100 g dark chocolate, melted and cooled

Decorating ingredients

  • White colour melts
  • Coloured candy buttons
  • Black edible dusting powder
  • Clear alcohol


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Line the cake tin with greaseproof paper.

Step 4

Cream half of the butter and all of the 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 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 until mixed well.

Step 9

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

Step 10

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

Step 11

Take the rest of the butter and cream together with the icing sugar. Mix in the melted chocolate.

Step 12

Crumble the sponge cake into fine crumbs. Add the frosting a little at a time mixing with your hands until you have a fudge like texture. Wrap the mixture in cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour before rolling your balls.

Decorating Instructions:

Step 13

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

Step 14

Melt the white colour melts following instructions on the pack. Dip the cake pop stick about 2 cm into the 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 set for a few minutes.

Step 15

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

Step 16

With a small amount of the white colour melts attach 2 eyes to each cake pop with the coloured candy buttons.

Step 17

Mix together the black edible dusting powder and the clear alcohol, then paint black dots on the eyes.

Step 18

Fill a piping bag with about 6 tablespoons of warm white colour melts. Pipe around the cake pop to create the look of bandages. Place the cake pop into the polystyrene block and leave to set.