Chocolate cake pops

Makes 20-25


Ideally, you should have a Styrofoam block to "plant" the finished cake pops to allow them to dry. If not, rest them on a tray lined with baking paper.

Makes: 20-25


For the chocolate balls:
● 125g double cream
● 150g dark chocolate, broken up
● 400g chocolate sponge cake (home-made or shop bought)

For the chocolate frosting:
● 300g dark or milk chocolate
● Multi-coloured sprinkles
● 25 lolly sticks or craft sticks


● Put the double cream in a small pan and bring to a boil. Immediately remove from the heat and add 150g dark chocolate. Mix until the chocolate melts completely and you have ganache.

● Crumble the sponge cake to tiny crumbs.

● Add half of the ganache to the crumbs, and mix until you get a moist mixture that you can make balls from. Add more ganache until the consistency is right but do not make it too wet. If the crumbs get too wet and soft refrigerate the mixture for about an hour.

● Next, with dry hands roll balls of 4cm diameter and put them on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

● Freeze for 15 minutes.

● Meanwhile melt the chocolate for the frosting and let it cool to room temperature.

● Dip a lollipop stick 2cm into the melted chocolate and push to the centre of the cake ball.Dip the ball into the melted chocolate to entirely cover the cake, letting the excess drip off.

Then immediately coat with the sprinkles just so the melted chocolate is still soft. 'Plant' the stick in a Styrofoam block while they dry. Repeat with each cake pop then refrigerate them all until ready to use.

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