With the weather getting colder, there is nothing better than a warm sweet treat to end a long day. We find weekends are the best time to experiment with new cooking and baking recipes. I saw this cake pop kit at Target and knew we had to give it a go. Now that I’ve made them, I see how obviously you can make them sans kit. However, if you are looking for a quick fix this is not your project. These are pretty time consuming but come out great.
1. Bake the cake. We chose apple-cinnamon since that is what the cake pops will end up looking like.
2. Make the caramel frosting (You can find a good recipe here). Break up the cake after cooling for about 15 minutes and mix in half the frosting so the mix is a thick crumbly substance.
3. Ball the cake substance into about 1 inch balls. Place in freezer until you melt the red chocolate in the next step.
4. Melt red chocolate chips (which you can usually purchase at your local grocery store). You can do this on a stove in a pan or in the microwave which is how I chose to do it. Be careful though, you don’t want the frosting to burn.
5. Dip stick in frosting, then place stick in the middle of the cake pop.
6. Then roll cake pop in the red frosting. You have to move fast through this process because the frosting starts to harden.
7. Place in pan so that frosting can harden.
8. Then dip lower half of the cake pop in in caramel frosting (the half batch you have left from step 2).
9. Top off the cake pop with a little squeeze of green frosting (which you can make like the red frosting, however you don’t need much).
Voila! You’ve got some adorable cake pops sure to fuel any persons sugar drive.
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I love to bake. Ask Chelsea, sometimes I bring a tupperware full of freshly baked cupcakes to the office and before I have even sat down she is standing behind me demanding to know what that delicious smell is. And the tupperware is air tight! I’m a little worried about her actually, she can eat her weight in cupcakes- I mean it isn’t pretty about 15 minutes later but she keeps doing it. I digress! My mom has always been a baker so she has shared her recipes and kitchen with me since I was a little girl. Fall is my favorite time of the year for baking because the best spices start to appear in all kinds of delicious dishes. With that being said, I thought I’d share one of my favorite recipes for pumpkin muffins and what I do to make them seasonally perfect! Using this recipe, you’re sure to make lots of friends by bringing them these sweet treats- just don’t tell Chelsea because she doesn’t like to share or save any for others.
(I always bring all of the ingredients out first and put them away as I add them to the mixing bowl. That way I remember what I’ve already added.)
(I usually add things to my liking so for this recipe I added about a teaspoon of Ginger spice, a bunch of raisins, and coconut. Once you get comfortable baking, it’s fun to throw in flavors that will add that extra bit of delicious-ness.)
(I’ve started sprinkling coconut on my baked goods instead of frosting for a healthier alternative. I love coconut and it adds the perfect texture and taste. I like to use cute paper cups to share with friends but you can also bake without any of the cups in the pan just make sure to grease the pan first.)
(They come out golden and crisp but still soft in the center after 20 minutes. They also fill your house with an amazing Fall aroma.)
Make these this weekend and share them with your friends! Thank you for a great second week, see you on Monday!
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