I am in that post holiday boredom and was looking for inspiration, and that’s when the idea of cake popsicles popped in my head. I am going to sell them for the Valentine’s day holiday coming up, but why not add them to my blog as well!
They are fun, pretty easy (with a few mess ups) and so delicious! You can ever go wrong with a soft cake layered with a sweet chocolate shell! In addition, multiple different sprinkles can be added to them to give them that extra something special! Did I mention they can be made for any special occasion or holiday? My watermelon cakesicles were made to celebrate the summer months!
So take notes folks and enjoy them at your next kid’s party or just because you wanted that sweet treat!
Ingredients needed for cake popsicles
I am two for two for the ingredients already being stocked in your pantry. C’mon, who doesn’t have a extra cake mix and a jar of buttercream hanging out in the pantry that you had all intentions of using at one point, but never did? Me, I am that mom!
- Box cake mix: You can mix and match and buy any flavor. That is what is great about these cake popsicles! I used a Duncan Hines yellow cake mix for this recipe.
- Buttercream frosting: Store bought is easiest, but if you are feeling motivated, make your own homemade. You will have extra that you can store for later!
- Chocolate melts: I used Wilton’s, but other melts and chips can be used as well.
What equipment do I need to make them?
Tips and tricks for cake popsicles
- Only use half of the buttercream frosting for half of the cake. It will give you the perfect texture for your cake mixture.
- When painting the mold with the melted chocolate, be sure to get every corner and sides on the mold otherwise you will have holes in your finished popsicle.
- Freeze time is important and should be at least 20 minutes so that popsicle will be intact when taken out of the mold! If removed too soon, it will all fall apart! Trust me, I have had many disasters!
How to make cake popsicles
Even though making cake popsicles is relatively easy, I have had my blunders over the years. Practice definitely makes perfect!
- Prepare cake mix and bake: Preheat oven to box directions, grease your pan. Make the cake mix as directed and pour into pan. Bake until cake tester comes out clean and cool down. Once cooled down, split in half. Other half is great for eating!
- Make cake popsicle mixture: Break up cooled down cake into crumbs and add the buttercream frosting. Mix around until it all comes together and no crumbs are left. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate and paint molds: Melt chocolate in 30 second intervals in microwave until completely smooth. Paint your first layer inside the popsicle molds. Freeze for 5 minutes.
- Assemble the cake popsicles and serve: Once the first layer of chocolate was painted in the mold and out of the freezer, add in the cake mixture on top of frozen chocolate and press until about 3/4 full. Pour the rest of the melted chocolate on top. Freeze for 20 minutes. Remove, layer cake popsicles with a drizzle and sprinkles on top. You can also get creative and paint edible dust on as well!
Fun recipes to try!
- mixing bowl
- Measuring cups
- Silicon Spatula
- 9x13 cake pan
- Silicon Cake popsicle tray
- Popsicle sticks
- 7.6 oz yellow cake mix Half of the cake used
- 8 oz chocolate buttercream frosting Half used
- ¾ cup sprinkles Valentine's day assortment
- 5 oz baking chips unicorn
- 12 oz baking melts red, pink and white
- 5 oz chocolate bark
- Preheat oven to 325°. Prepare yellow cake mix as directed on the box. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake for 28 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow for cake to completely cool.
- Once cake has cooled, split the cake in half and break in up into crumbs. Add in ½ of the chocolate frosting to crumbs and mix well together with your hands. Set aside until ready to assemble.
Assembly of the cake popsicles
- Melt desired color of chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until all melted. Pour chocolate into the cavity of your silicon popsicle mold. Put in freezer for 5-10 minutes.
- Remove from freezer and add the cake mixture to each mold. Stick in popsicle stick through the bottom. Layer the top with chocolate. Put in freezer for 20 minutes.
- Remove from freezer once again, pop out cake popsicles with your hand. Set down, drizzle with desired color of chocolate and sprinkle. Serve and enjoy!
fun fact of the day!
If your area is below 32 degrees this winter, go outside and blow bubbles! They instantly turn to ice! Should try this one!