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Green Cake Pops
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Assembly Time
30 mins
These cake pops are easy to make, taste delicious, and perfect for St. Patricks Day!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green cake pops, homemade cake pops
Author: Jackie
  • ½ cup salted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon green food coloring
  • ¼ cup salted butter softened
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream may substitute whole milk
  • 3 cups of almond bark or white chocolate chips melted
  • Cake pop sticks
  • Green and gold sprinkles
  1. Prepare a 9x9 inch baking pan by lightly spraying it with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter.
  3. Gradually add the sugar and beat it until this mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture then mix in the green food coloring.
  7. Stir after each addition and scrape the bottom and sides often. Beat this mixture until smooth.
  8. Pour into the greased 9x9 inch baking pan.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
  10. Allow the cake to cool thoroughly.
  11. Next, prepare the frosting: Cream the butter until fluffy.
  12. Gradually add 1 cup of sifted icing sugar and cream this thoroughly.
  13. Add vanilla and heavy cream and beat thoroughly.
  14. Add remaining sugar a little at a time, and continue to beat on high speed until smooth (about 3 minutes).
  15. Once the cake is completely cooled, place it in a large bowl and use your hands to crumble it up well.
  16. Add the frosting to the crumbs by heaping Tablespoon and mix it in. You want to add just enough frosting so that the crumbs will stick together (you will have about a tablespoon left unused). If you add too much frosting the cake pops will seem greasy and not hold together well.
  17. Use a 1 inch cookie scoop to measure out a consistent amount of cake crumbs for each cake ball.
  18. Roll the crumb mixture into smooth balls and place them on a large cookie tray.
  19. Melt a cup of the white chocolate chips/almond bark in a large microwave-safe measuring cup.
  20. Prepare the cake pop sticks by dipping them (about 1 inch) into the melted chocolate.
  21. Press a cake pop stick about ½ way into a cake ball.
  22. Once you have put sticks in each of the cake pops, place the tray in the freezer. Allow these to chill for 1 hour.
  23. Remove just a few of the cake balls from the freezer at a time for dipping, as they must be very cold to hold together well.
  24. Dip the ball into the melted chocolate until completely covered. Let the excess drip off and decorate with sprinkles quickly before the chocolate hardens.
  25. Stand the stick up in something that will hold it up straight. Make tiny holes in a spare cardboard box and poke the ends of each cake pop stick into the holes or use a sturdy block of styrofoam to allow them stand upright and fully harden.
  26. The cake pops should set up in about an hour and are ready to enjoy!