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.

Valentine cake pops in glass.
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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.

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.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - cake mix, frosting, candy melts, sprinkles and lollipop sticks.
  • White Cake Mix
  • White Frosting
  • White Candy Melts 
  • Pink Candy Melts 
  • Red Candy Melts 
  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
  • Lollipop Sticks 

Variations

Step by step instructions

Cake baked in pan.

Step 1. First, prepare the cake according to the package directions in a 9X13 pan. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Cake crumbled in bowl.

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.

Frosting added to bowl with cake.

Step 3. Combine the frosting with the crumbled cake in a large mixing bowl. Stir everything together until well combined.

Cake balls on baking sheet.

Step 4. Use a cookie scoop to form the cake balls. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Sticks added to each cake ball and placed on baking 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.

Cake pop dipped in melted candy.

Step 6. Remove from the freezer and dip each cake pop into each color of melted candy melts.  

Cake pop dipped in melted candy.

Step 7. Make sure that the candy covers the cake pop completely.  Allow the excess melted candy to drip off back into the bowl.

Cake pops in Styrofoam.

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.  

Valentine cake pops in glass.

Storage

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.

FAQs

Can you make these in advance?

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.

What type of sticks do you use to make cake pops?

Lollipop sticks are perfect to make cake pops and they hold up well in this recipe.

What type of chocolate is best?

We used candy melts but you can also use almond bark or chocolate chips if you prefer melted chocolate.

Valentine cake pops on a platter.

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Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

5 from 1 vote
These Valentine's day cake pops are the cutest dessert to make. Vanilla Cake pops are coated in delicious melting chocolates and sprinkles.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 166

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1-2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 166kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 1g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 170mg, Potassium 19mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 20IU, Calcium 49mg, Iron 0.5mg

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