Basic Cake Pops Recipe

Makes: 48
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray one 13 x 9 x 2 in. sheet pan or two 8 in. or 9 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; beat at medium speed with electric mixer 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

Step 3

Bake 30-35 minutes for round pans; 35-40 minutes for sheet pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling grid and cool completely. Divide cake in half; freeze one half for future use.

Step 4

In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain. Add icing; mix with fingers until well combined. Form mixture into cake balls. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip sticks into melted Candy Melts and insert into cake balls; let set. Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts.

Step 5

Makes 48 - 1 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-1/4 in. diameter)
Makes 24 - 2 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-1/2 in. diameter)
Makes 16 - 3 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-3/4 in. diameter)

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Favorite cake mix

1 box (about 18 ounces) Favorite cake mix

instant pudding and pie filling mix

1 box (3.4 ounces) instant pudding and pie filling mix


4 eggs


1 cup water

vegetable oil

1/3 cup vegetable oil




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Basic Cake Pops is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bad this did not taste as good as the one from the box
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantastic! Been doing it for years. A little secret I also came up with to mimic Starbucks peppermint cake pops but mine are better. Lol. Is to add a little peppermint extract and crushed candy cane into the cake balls and after dipping the cake balls into the candy melts, to quickly coat it with the crushed candy canes. And voila!
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the best cake pop recipe I made this 1 week ago and all my family had a blast eating them we love them they are so delicious
Date published: 2017-09-10
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