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What are cake pops?

Easy Vanilla Cake Pops with Cake Pop Maker (Video)

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.

Easy Vanilla Cake Pops with Cake Pop Maker

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!

vanilla cake pops recipe

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
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk
  • Pink chocolate glaze
  • White sprinkles

How to make cake pops with a cake pop maker

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.

How to make cake pops with a cake pop maker

Step 2 – Use an electric mixer to whisk the butter and sugar together until light and creamy.

Cake pop batter

Step 3 – Add the vanilla and eggs into the bowl and whisk until fully combined.

How to make cake pops with a cake pop makerAdd flour to the batter 1 cup at a time.

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. 

Adding batter into each of the cake pop maker molds

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.

Cake pops baking in cake pop maker

Step 6 – While the cake pops cool, make the glaze by melting the chocolate in the microwave.

Dip each pop in the melted chocolate

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.

Easy Vanilla Cake Pops with Cake Pop Maker

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. 

Cake pops

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

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Peanut Brittle With Chocolate

Almond Butter Cookies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls

Hazelnut Cookies

Oreo Ice Cream Cake Pops

Easy Vanilla Cake Pops with Cake Pop Maker

Easy Vanilla Cake Pops with Cake Pop Maker

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Easy Vanilla Cake Pops – Soft and sweet vanilla cake pops are so easy to make in a cake pop maker!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 cake pops
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • Baby Cake Pops Maker

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 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.
    Cake pop batter
  • Add 1/2 flour mixture into the egg mixture, wisk then add milk. Wisk.  Add another 1/2 of flour mixture. Wisk.
    How to make cake pops with a cake pop maker
  • 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.
    Adding batter into each of the cake pop maker molds
  •  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)
    Cake pops baking in cake pop maker
  • To glaze, melt white chocolate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, add pink food coloring to make pink chocolate glaze.
    Dip each pop in the melted chocolate
  • 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!
    What are cake pops?

Video

Notes

When YOU make this Cake Pops Recipe please tag my name @munchkintimeblog and hashtag #munchkinrecipes on Instagram, I would LOVE to see your creation.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 112IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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This recipe was updated with new images and video June 26, 2021. Same recipe but new images, plus video.

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