Geode Cake Pops

Geode Cake Pops

Recipes
Geode Cake Pops

A chocolate cake and ganache recipe coated with dark chocolate and decorated with Sugar Gems from the Rosanna Pansino Baking Line to look like a geode!

Makes 2 to 4 dozen cake pops

Things you’ll need

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup chopped chocolate
  • Dark chocolate coating chocolate
  • White & gold sanding sugar
  • Ro’s Sugar Gems

Equipment

  • Stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ice cream scoop
  • 9 by 13-inch cake pan lined with parchment paper
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Brown & white royal icing in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Baking spray
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add sugars and whisk together until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, water, vanilla, sour cream and oil. Mix together until well combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk together until well incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and lined pan and then tap the pan on the counter to remove air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Remove cake and allow it to cool completely. Cut cake into portions and then mix portions in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment for 3 minutes.
  8. Microwave cream for one minute and then pour over chopped chocolate. Whisk until well combined.
  9. Pour ganache over the cake crumbs and then mix with paddle attachment on low speed for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Roll cake balls smooth and then use your fingers to press a cavity in the center (PICTURE at 4:34).
  11. Place cake balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment and refrigerate for an hour.

Time to decorate!

  1. Dip a lollipop stick into dark coating chocolate and then insert into a cake ball (PICTURE at 5:07). Do this for the rest of your cake pops and then refrigerate them for 30 minutes.
  2. Dip the cake balls into dark coating chocolate and then allow them to dry.
  3. Use brown royal icing to attach sugar gems to the inside of each cake ball (PICTURE at 5:57). Allow to dry completely.
  4. Pipe a thin line of white royal icing around the edge of each geode and then coat in white and gold sanding sugar (PICTURE at 6:29).
  5. TaDa! Rock the party with these amazing Geode Cake Pops!

Rosanna Pansino Makes Geode Cake Pops on Nerdy Nummies