Kirby Cake Pops


Chocolate cake and ganache Kirby Cake Pops

Makes 40 cake pops


Things you'll need

Chocolate Cake
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • Pink coating chocolate
  • Coated chocolate candies (M&Ms)
  • Cake pop sticks
  • Red fondant
  • Royal icing: Black, dark purple, white, blue and red
  • Pink petal dust

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line an 8-inch pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the granulated sugar and the brown sugar and whisk to combine. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, water and vanilla. Add the sour cream and oil and whisk to combine. 
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture, whisk until fully combined. 
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  6. Make the Ganache: In a medium bowl, add the chocolate chips. In a small saucepan, heat the cream until it reaches 170F, then pour it over the chocolate. After 1 to 2 minutes, whisk until smooth. Let ganache cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  7. Once the cake and ganache have cooled, crumble the cake in a large bowl. Add the ganache and mix together with a hand mixer until combined, like a moist dough. 
  8. Using a tablespoon scooper, scoop dough onto a parchment lined half sheet pan. Roll the dough in your hands to make a round ball shape. Chill the cake balls in the fridge, 1 hour.


Time to Decorate!

  1. In a small bowl, melt a small amount of the pink coating chocolate. Dip the tip of the cake pop stick in the chocolate and insert into the cake ball. 
  2. Arms: Dip the tip of two coated chocolate candies into the melted chocolate, and insert them into each side of the cake ball. Repeat with the rest of the cake pops. 
  3. Melt the rest of the pink coating chocolate and pour into a tall and narrow container. Dip each cake pop into the chocolate until covered and place upright to let harden. 





Written By Rosanna Pansino

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