I saw this recipe for a brownie cake, using a brownie mix, cake mix, some eggs, oil, and water. Looked great on Pinterest. Seemed simple. So I made it and was NOT thrilled with how it came out. It looked kind of dry. (I think I figured out the issue, but will,not,bore you with it) . So instead of pawning a less-than-stellar cake on my work friends, I decided to make cake pops. Really messy, but I think they are much better than that cake. Although my co-workers probably still would have eaten the cake. You can also use brownies or cookies.. Just take the crust off the brownies and put the cookies in the food processor and grind them up.
- A cake, any flavor, baked and cooled
- Frosting (homemade or canned.)
- Candy melts, chocolate chips (semi sweet or any other flavor, I used peanut butter chips as well)
crumble up the cake into fine pieces, either using your hands or a hand or stand mixer.
Some cake pop recipes say use enough frosting so that the cake pops hold together, but are not mushy. What kind of direction is that? ( Sweet Lord, I need numbers and measurements people, not vague directions like from my Grandma Lisi. ) Anyways, I would use 1/3 cup of frosting. If you want a homemade recipe – combine 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tbs milk.
Add the frosting to your crumbled cake and mix together until the frosting is blended in. Scoop out two tbs of mixture and place on sheet. Put in freezer for 15 minutes.
Melt your chocolate in 20 second increments until you can stir it smooth. Dip your cake pops in the chocolate and top with crushed Oreos, candy, sprinkles, etc. I do not have the patience to wait for the chocolate to dry, so the bottoms of the pops are planot
Store them in a covered container.