Basic Cake Pop Recipe - Cake Pops Recipe - Cake Pops Zoom

Basic Cake Pops Recipe

Makes: 48
Skill Level:

Product Actions

Additional Information

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)

Do you have everything you need to get started?
Supply List
Viewing Options
Detailed List Simple List



In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)


In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)

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




In Stock (ships in 1-2 business days)

How to Make Cake Pops
Watch: How to Make Cake Pops

Item(s) added to the shopping cart!

View Shopping Cart Continue Shopping

Item(s) added to your Favorites!

View Favorites Continue Shopping
Basic Cake Pops is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made a carved cake today, using this cake recipe. I had lots of scraps left and made fifty of these little gems for my husband and I to take to work. I had filled the cake with homemade raspberry filling and swirled the leftovers into the mixture, too. YUM! These are a great idea! My daughter was also making a cake a few weeks ago and called me frantic because she was supposed to take it as a desert to a church function, yet, when she was turning the cake out of the pan, part of it stuck and messed it up pretty bad. I told her to make these and gave her the directions. She called me the next day to say thanks because they were such a hit. They are so easy, her six year old helped her.
Date published: 2011-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Followed this recipe for the first time and it was great. Had great compliments. Used the candy melts and worked great. I melted them in the microwave and had to be careful not to leave to long, followed the directions on back of bag and worked. I also used the whole bag of candy melts. Going to make them for mothers day treats. I don't do much of baking and found the directions easy to follow. It was a little time consuming. But I'm sure I'll get the hang of it. I LOVE cake pops. Thanks Wilton!
Date published: 2011-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I rated it Medium because it takes some practice with the dipping. I only melted half of the bag thinking that I would have enough but I didn't so it was more difficult to get them completely covered. Also, even after you have melted the chocolate, it seems a bit thick to get a nice thin coat of chocolate on the cake balls or even a nice smooth thick coat. I will be maker more tomorrow since I have still cake left. Hopefully tomorrow they will come out a little better. But still, they came nice. Not as pretty as the Wilton's picture here but still nice! Taste: Delish!!
Date published: 2011-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i make mine slightly different (ingredient wise) however... they r fun and easy to make and a hit at any occassion!! and gone within minutes.. to spice them up a little with looks, add a little decoration w/ food gel or sprinkles one thing to remember is to let the cake/frosting mix cool for a while before handling it because it can become a sticky mess; sometimes your hands get warm and the mix gets sticky, i throw it back into the freezer for a couple minutes, then continue
Date published: 2011-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These are easy and fun to make. Love the new book and all the accessories that go with it. A favorite choice when I book children's classes. In response to the post about Bakerella, I love going on her blog, but I am 46 years old and I remember when I was around 6 or 7, I would sit with my grandmother at Easter time making them out of homemade carrot cake and homemade cream cheese frosting, molding them into eggs. my grandmother would dip them and I would help decorate them. My grandmother was always very creative in her baking and decorating, and she would bake without recipies or exact measuring, which now that shes gone, I regret not watching and writing. So the concept of cake pops or cake balls, I would have to say, have been around for 40+ years now.
Date published: 2011-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made these for a surprise for my co-workers at easter. Everyone loved them. I even made little eggs, had a small problem with the candy melts but wow did they taste good. I can't wait to make them for my great grandsons first birthday.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had such great fun making them for my girls classmates as a suprise, the recipe was straight forward / clear and easy to execute. The result was very delicious and it was nice and fresh to do it coating the folling day. We used a kitchen machine to crumble the cake to get a fine mixture instead of our hands, maybe a bit lazy but it worked out well, nice and fine to work with. Afterwards took it out to combine with the icing. Our aim was to make Ladybirds between flowers, to create this we did' - two seperate size balls - Dip the stick - Dip the bigger balls in chocolate - Chill these and dip the smaller ones - Chill them afterwards dip the bigger ones slightly attach a wire and push it all the way trough the smaller one to fasten - remove the wire after chilling and decorate
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've been wanting to make these for awhile and finally decided to take a crack at it. It wasn't too terribly difficult, but I would definitely suggest cutting off the edges of the cake. The harder edge pieces make the balls come apart very easily. Also, with the candy melts, 1 minute in the microwave makes them perfect. The first time I did a minute and a half, and it turned into a mushy, grainy mess. 1 minute is perfect, though. I will definitely try these again, just have to tweak the recipe a bit.
Date published: 2011-06-05
  • y_2017, m_6, d_25, h_15
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0-hotfix-1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_54
  • loc_en_US, sid_WLRECIP-376, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_wilton