Make Valentine’s Day Cake Pops for the perfect treat for kids. Everyone will love these Valentine’s Day Cake Balls with minimum work. They taste great and looks so festive.
Turn your basic cake recipe into these fabulous cake pops for Valentine’s Day. It is one of the Best Cake Pop Recipes and easy enough for busy schedules. I also make Cookie Dough Cake Pops for another fun flavor.
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Why this recipe works
- It uses a cake mix. The recipe is so simple using a basic cake mix.
- Festive and fun. Each cake pop is so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day.
- Easy on the budget. You will save money compared to bakery prices.
- White Cake Mix
- White Frosting
- White Candy Melts
- Pink Candy Melts
- Red Candy Melts
- Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
- Lollipop Sticks
- Cake flavors. Try using other flavors such as red velvet cake mix, chocolate cake and more.
- Frosting. Instead of white frosting, use Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe, Cinnamon Buttercream or your favorite flavor.
- Homemade Cake. Instead of a box mix, you can use homemade Red Velvet Sheet Cake Recipe
Step by step instructions
Step 1. First, prepare the cake according to the package directions in a 9X13 pan. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Step 2. Next, remove the cake and discard the brown outside layer from the cake and throw it away. Crumble up the remaining cake into a large bowl.
Step 3. Combine the frosting with the crumbled cake in a large mixing bowl. Stir everything together until well combined.
Step 4. Use a cookie scoop to form the cake balls. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Step 5. Melt the candy melts in a small microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to heat in 30 second intervals stirring between each one. Dip each cake pop stick or cookie stick into the one color of melted candy and then place them into the cake balls about halfway into the balls. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
Step 6. Remove from the freezer and dip each cake pop into each color of melted candy melts.
Step 7. Make sure that the candy covers the cake pop completely. Allow the excess melted candy to drip off back into the bowl.
Step 8. Finally, place the sticks of cake pops in a block of Styrofoam. Add the red and white sprinkles right away before the candy dries.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1-2 weeks.
Tips for Success
- Don’t use too much frosting. Make sure to use the correct amount or the mixture will not be the correct consistency. Resist the urge to add more frosting.
- Allow to chill. Refrigerate the balls before dipping to make it easier.
- Dipping the candy. You can use a deeper dish to make it easy to dip the entire cake pop. If you use a shallow container, you may need to spoon the melted candy over to ensure its coated.
Yes, the cake pops can be made 2 to 3 days in advance if desired. Make sure they are stored inside an airtight container and refrigerated.
Lollipop sticks are perfect to make cake pops and they hold up well in this recipe.
We used candy melts but you can also use almond bark or chocolate chips if you prefer melted chocolate.
More Delicious Valentine’s Treats
- Valentine’s Day Brownies
- Valentine’s Day Dirt Cake Recipe
- 55 Valentine’s Day Cakes
- 45 Best Valentine’s day Cookies
- Valentine’s Day Rolo Pretzel Turtles
- Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
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Valentine’s Day Cake Pops
- Make cake and bake according to box instructions in a 9X13 pan. Then let the cake cool at room temperature.
- Remove the cake from the pan. Remove the brown outside layer from the cake and throw it away. Crumble up the remaining cake into a large bowl.
- Add the frosting to your crumbled cake and stir everything together until well combined.
- Shape mixture into about 24-36 cake balls (depending on their size) and place on a lined cookie sheet. I used a cookie scoop to ensure that each one is approximately the same size.
- Place each color of candy melts into a separate small microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Then continue to heat in 30 second intervals stirring between each one until each color candy melts are fully melted and creamy.
- Dip each cake pop stick into the one color of melted candy and then place them into the cake balls about halfway into the balls. Then place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
- After the cake pops have been in the freezer. Dip each cake pop into each color of melted candy melts (you may need to re-melt if it has solidified some) and rotate between each color to make sure that the cake pops are various colors. Make sure that the candy covers the cake pop completely. Allow the excess melted candy to drip off back into the bowl.
- Then place the stick of cake pops in a block of styrofoam, top immediately with the sprinkles before the candy dries.
- Continue until all the cake pops have been covered. Once all the cake pops are dry, they are ready to serve and enjoy!
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