Vanilla Cake Pops Recipe – Soft and easy vanilla cake pops are so easy to make in a cake pop maker! Indulge in one or four, or gift them to friends and family as a special treat.
Surprise your kids or treat-loving-friends with the best and easiest Vanilla Cake Pops ever! Made in the Babycakes Cake Pops Maker, this dessert is surprisingly easy to make and is just as delicious as your everyday vanilla cake (but with much less hassle).
When YOU make this Vanilla Cake Pops Recipe please tag my name @munchkintimeblog and hashtag #munchkinrecipes on Instagram, I would LOVE to see your creation.
The Babycakes Cake Pops Maker makes this recipe a breeze. Its small molds help to form the cake batter into perfectly round balls every time. This easy cake pop recipe is done baking in minutes, meaning you can spend more time preparing the fun and seasonal decorations.
Cake pops from scratch can be decorated to suit any taste bud, season, or holiday. I chose to decorate these pops with a pink chocolate glaze and white sprinkles for Valentine’s Day. Whip up a batch to celebrate pumpkin season, as a two-bite treat for Easter, or shape them into a snowman during winter!
What are cake pops?
Have you ever had a craving for cake but didn’t want to indulge in an entire slice? That’s what cake pops are for! Made with the same batter as your favorite cake, cake pops are baked into a small ball shape, pierced with a stick, then covered in a melted chocolate glaze or frosting.
Cake pops come in all flavors, shapes, and sizes. You can usually find cake pops at Starbucks, but I highly recommend making them at home for the freshest flavor.
What you need to make the best vanilla cake pop recipe
Just like your favorite vanilla cake recipe, these small cake treats are soft, sweet, and fluffy. The Babycakes Cake Pops Maker is necessary when you want to bake the best cake pops to perfection. Otherwise, all you need are simple ingredients:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Pink chocolate glaze
- White sprinkles
How to make vanilla cake pops with a cake pop maker
Step 1 – Whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
Step 2 – Use an electric mixer to whisk the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.
Step 3 – Add the vanilla and eggs into the bowl and whisk until fully combined.
Step 4 – Combine half of the dry ingredients and the milk into the wet ingredients. Whisk, and then add the rest of the flour. Continue whisking until fully combined.
Step 5 – Pour 1 tablespoon of batter into each of the cake pop maker molds. Close the top and bake until the green light comes on.
Step 6 – While the cake pops cool, make the glaze by melting the chocolate in the microwave.
Step 7 – Pierce with a cake pop stick. Dip each pop in the melted chocolate so the cake is fully coated. Add the sprinkles on top, and then place them in the fridge to fully cool and harden.
Tips and substitutions
- Put the cooled cake pops without the glaze into the freezer. Letting them freeze helps the texture of the cake and makes glazing really easy.
- The cake batter will be on the thicker side, similar to a pound cake.
- If spooning the batter into the molds is too messy, use small ice cream scoop or transfer batter to a piping bag and pipe it into the molds instead.
- You can use melted chocolate to coat the cake pops for a solid glaze or dip them in vanilla buttercream instead.
- Melting chocolate, like Wilton candy melts, are much easier to melt than chocolate chips.
- Dip the cake pop stick in a little glaze before topping it with the ball of cake. This helps the cake pop to stay in place.
- Instead of swirling the pop around in the glaze and potentially breaking the cake apart, dunk it straight down into the melted chocolate and slowly bring it back up.
How to store cake pops
Cake pops can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for a few days. Don’t keep them in the fridge or else unwelcome condensation will surround the cake pop and ruin the texture.
More two-bite dessert recipes
Easy Vanilla Cake Pops with Cake Pop Maker
- Baby Cake Pops Maker
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk (I used organic whole milk)
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips for glazing
- sprinkles for garnish
- pink food coloring optional
- Mix flour with salt and baking powder, and set aside. In a large mixing bowl wisk butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add vanilla and eggs. Wisk.
- Add 1/2 flour mixture into the egg mixture, wisk then add milk. Wisk. Add another 1/2 of flour mixture. Wisk.
- Using small ice cream scoop add 1 tbsp of batter into each cake pop maker molds. Close the top and bake for 5 minutes…or until green light turns ON.
- Pull them out and let them cool. After they are cooled put them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes. (This really helps to glaze cake pops)
- To glaze, melt white chocolate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, add pink food coloring to make pink chocolate glaze.
- Pierce cake pops with a cake pop stick. Dip each pop in the melted chocolate so the cake is fully coated, tap on the edge of the bowl to get rid of extra chocolate. Add the sprinkles on top, and then place them in the fridge to fully cool and harden. Enjoy!
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This recipe was updated with new images and video June 26, 2021. Same recipe but new images, plus video.
Could I make them chocolate ? (Using your recipe)
I am sure you can, Claudia! I haven’t tried it tho before, please let me know you if you do, I would love to know how they turned out.:D
Looks amazing. We are going to try and make them today. How many cake pops does your recipe make?
Thank you Megan!These cake pops are super delicious! I believe this recipe makes around 3 dozens, but I am not sure, I have never counted them before.
These look yummy! Mmm.
Thank you so much Anna! 😀
They turned out pretty good. Next time I will use a whisk.
I am glad they turned out good. 😀 I am pretty sure next time your cake pops will rise and be perfect 😀
My cakes would not rise up all the way into the ball shape.
Oh no! I am sorry to hear that, have you tried adding more batter to fill the bottom molds all the way to the top?
I filled to the top and they ran over. Dose it matter if you use beaters instead of a whisk?
I have never used beater when making this recipe, when using whisk the batter turns to creamy like texture. Maybe because you used beater it didn’t turned out right?!?
Could you make this recipe with a cake pop pan instead? What emo should the oven be?
Hi Baker! I would love to make this recipe in cake pop pan but first I need to get that pan. I will put this recipe in my to do list. As for the temperature I believe its 325F and you bake them for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the cake pop. I hope that helps.
hi. I am from south Africa and I do not have a cake pop maker. I just bought a cake pop pan though, and I am eager to try it out without using cake box stuff. would this recipe work in the oven in a cake pop pan?
Hi Ibtisam! I have never baked them in the cake pop pan, but I am sure it should work, make sure to follow instructions on how to fill the pan with dough(how many tablespoons per cake pop you need to fill the pan). I hope that answered your question.
Hi, have been doing pop cakes using your recipe but the batter gets very runny after i close the pop cake maker. It was basically running out of the wholes so I endeed up with just a half ball 🙁
I wonder what did I do wrong? Any tips? Thank you so much.
Hi Emilia! I apologize for such a late reply. I have never experienced runny batter when making this recipe, it is kinda hard to guess what you did wrong:( Was your butter a room temperature not hot and runny?
I have the Babycakes multi treat maker. Do you think your recipe will work for the mini cupcakes too?
Hi Robin! I have never tried making mini cupcakes with this recipe but I don’t see any reasons why not. I hope that answers your question. 🙂
Hi! I bought a pop cake maker some days ago and my first attempt was a mess! I followed the directions in the booklet and also visited their website and practiced with their recipes but it turned out horrible, the pops didn’t come out round and smooth as in all the wonderful pictures I had seen. Since I am more on the stubborn side, I decided to give it another try so I searched for recipes and I came across your site. Today I tried this recipe and it turned out great! Thank you so much for your directions. I just changed one thing from all I have read and heard: I spoon the batter into the holes without pre-heating the maker, so that the batter stays firm until I turn the maker on. I´ll be coming back to your site.
OMG Gloria, thank you so much for sharing this! I am so glad you found this recipe and it turned out great for you! Thank you so much for the cooking tip I am sure readers will find it useful!
Just made cake pops with your recipes, and they are very yummy. I would do less sugar next time for my self, but my kids love it the way it is. Thank you. Will never buy another box of cake mix.
Thank you so much Nataliya! I am glad you liked this recipe. Thank you for sharing, you are awesome!
Can I substitute the vanilla for coco powder instead?? I ran out of vanilla
Hi Megan! I have never substituted the vanilla for coco powder before, but I am sure coco powder will make cake pops taste chocolaty good! I hope that answers your question!
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These look delicious! I’ll be trying these with my son tomorrow!
Thank you Chanel! I am sure you will like them!=)
Hi, thank you for your receipt,if I need more than 3 dozens, do you recommand to make batter twice or double the ingredients?
Hi Mich! I would just double the ingredients, I already done it before and Cake Pops turned out perfect. Hope that helps! Happy baking!
Hi I was wondering how many this recipe makes
Hi Bella, I believe it makes between 2-3 dozens.
Double ingredients always work for me…btw cant wait to try this recipe tonight
Yes I always double ingredients when making these vanilla cake pops! Thank you for trying this recipe, please don’t forget to share your creation on Instagram by tagging @munchkintimeblog or using hashtag #munchkintimeblog! I would love to see your cake pops! Thank you for stopping by!
Hi! I am going to make these Thursday night for Halloween. I have two questions, can I freeze them overnight on their sticks and how much white chocolate did you need to melt for all of them?
Hi Stephanie! I have never froze them over night but Yes these cake pops are freezer friendly but I would make sure to cover them with plastic wrap. As for a white chocolate I believe I used 11 oz bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate from Walmart. I hope that helps!
I’m making them for my grandon’s 5th birthday party so I want to know whats the best way to make sure that the sticks don’t fall off or that they are secure in the cake pop. Should I dip them into the chocolate melt and then stick them in the cake ball? Also, can I use the Wilton candy melts?
Hi Chiquita! Hope you are having a good day!
Yes dipping them in the melted chocolate should help! dip sticks into melted chocolate and stick them into cakepop then place them in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes or until chocolate gets hard, before dipping cakepop into melted chocolate, so the chocolate will get hard inside the cakepop. Wilton chocolate melts are perfect for melting! Good luck! Happy 5th birthday to your grandson!
When you put them in fridge how do you do that?? So white chocolate dont come off . Upside down or in a bowl or what
I usually use foam block from craft store, or bowl filled with little rocks also from craft store that way the popcake doesnt touches the plate and it has perfect round shape!
Do you think that vanilla frosting would work just as well as white chocolate? I may try a little of both, but I’m trying to make some in my new cake pop maker for a friend’s birthday next week! I don’t have this same cake pop maker, but I have a similar one.
Hi Megan! I haven’t tried making cake pops with vanilla frosting. I hope it will work out, and I am pretty sure any cake pop maker will make perfect cake pops when using this recipe!=)
So.. for anyone thinking about trying these with your oven cake pop mould… My first attempt didnt work… they come apart… but still VERY yummy! Next time I make these… I’ll be getting a cakepop counter top maker… Lol. Guess I’ll be sticking to the tray’s recipe this time around. I’ll be asking for one of these for christmas..
Thank you so much Allie for sharing your baking experiment! I am sure this will be useful for those who has oven cake pop molds=)
Hi there! I am making these tonight for my daughter’s class bday celebration tomorrow. After I’ve dipped and cooled them, do you suggest storing them overnight in the fridge? Btw, the cakes on their own are delish! Had to keep my girls’ hands out of the mixing bowl. Thanks for a great vanilla cake recipe!
Thank you so much Vanessa! I usually don’t put them in the fridge and I make them one day before birthday party, they still taste amazing! I hope that helps! Happy Birthday to your Daughter!
Thanks. So I can use white chocolate chips or chocolate chips
Chocolate chips should be fine!
Did you use white chocolate chips? or white baking chocolate? did you have to add any oil.
Hi Shari! I always use white chocolate chips, and no I microwave chocolate without adding oil. It sounds like a good idea tho, to add a little butter.
How many cake pops does your recipe make?
I don’t remember exactly how many but I believe it was around 3 dozens.
Can you please tell me witch better you use for those. I’m trying to do this one but I can’t 🙁
Butter? I used regular unsalted butter. I hope that helps.