Basic Cake Pops Recipe

This tasty cake pop recipe is great for making cake pops in all shapes and sizes. A fun edible party favor for a birthday party or special occassion, these cake pops can be customized to suit your occasion with our wide variety of Candy Melts candy and colorful sprinkles. Package them in a gift bag to hand out as gifts or display them in a glass or on a cake tray for a fun bite-sized snack that everyone will love. Use your favorite vanilla cake mix recipe, then have fun decorating to your heart’s content!
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray pan with nonstick 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 35 to 40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling grid. Cool completely. Divide cake in half. Freeze one half for future use.

Step 4
Step 4

Using hands, crumble cake until no large chunks remain. Add icing, mixing with fingers until well combined. Form mixture into medium cake balls. Chill until set, about 2 hours.

  • Small cake pops – 1 tablespoon sized cake ball pop (each about 1¼ in. diameter) – makes 48
  • Medium cake pops – 2 tablespoon sized cake ball pop (each about 1½ in. diameter) – makes 24
  • Large cake pops - 3 tablespoon sized cake ball pop (each about 1¾ in. diameter) – makes 16
Step 5
Step 5

Meanwhile, melt Bright White candy according to package instructions. Dip tip of lollipop stick into melted candy, then into cake ball. Let set, about 10 minutes. Repeat with all cake pops.

Step 6
Step 6

Dip cake pops, one at a time, into melted bright white candy. Tap lightly to remove excess. Immediately cover with spring medley sprinkles. Set in craft block. Repeat with all cake pops. Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

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Blooming Colors Sprinkles Mix, 3.6 oz. (pictured, or decoration of choice)


Favorite cake mix

Favorite cake mix (4-1/2 cups batter needed)

instant pudding and pie filling mix

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


4 eggs


1 cup water

vegetable oil

1/3 cup vegetable oil




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Craft Foam

Craft Foam

How to Make Cake Pops
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