30 October 2014

Eyeball Cake Pops

31st October is all about the treats and these cake pops will certainly hit the spot. With a soft sponge centre combined with delicious frosting and a white chocolate coating they are frightfully delightful. 

We were sent some of the ingredients and a recipe from Rangemaster for National Chocolate Week but as they arrived a little later we transformed a standard cake pop into something suitable for the next big event on our calendar; Halloween!





Ingredients

For the cake
110g caster sugar
110g butter
2 large eggs
75g self raising flour
35g cocoa powder

For the frosting
125g butter, softened
1tsp vanilla extract
300g icing sugar
2tsp milk

For the coating
150g chocolate 
Sprinkles (We used Renshaw Melts and edible eyes instead)


Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases
  • Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix until light and creamy
  • Beat in the eggs a little at a time
  • Fold in the flour and cocoa
  • Put even amounts of the mixture into the cases
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until you can insert a skewer and it comes out clean
  • Take out of the tines and leave to completely cool. Leave the cakes overnight in the fridge before adding the frosting
  • For the frosting put the softened butter in a bowl and whisk, slowly add the icing sugar
  • Add the milk and vanilla extract then whisk until light and fluffy
  • Remove the cakes from the fridge and crumble into a bowl so it has the appearance of bread crumbs then mix in some of the frosting until the mixture can be formed into small balls
  • Make balls of the mixture by rolling between your hands and place onto a baking tray. These need to be placed in a fridge to set for about 30 minutes
  • While the cake pops are setting, melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of just simmering water
  • Once the cake pops have set, dip a pop stick into the chocolate and insert into the cake pop
  • Once all the sticks are in, dip each of the cake pops into the melted chocolate, decorate and leave to set (this is where instead of sprinkles we added Renshaw Melts and an eyeball to each)
If you stand each in polystyrene it will prevent the decoration from getting ruined.



Have you made any Halloween treats yet?


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25 comments :

  1. They look fab! I'll be making these! x

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  2. I love these, they are so original and fun for the kids! :)

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  3. Those look great! I enjoyed making cake pops but cannot find free from melts which are by far the easiest thing to coat them in.

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  4. Love the look of those little cakes!
    Really cute and perfect for the season.

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  5. Gosh! They looks superb a bit gross but hey! it's Halloween :)

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  6. These look ace. I still can not get the hang of making cake pops!

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  7. They look way cool could try some of these .x

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  8. Oh they are fantastic and really spooky - could they see inside you ;) x

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  9. They look fab. No matter how many times I try I can not make cake pops

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  10. These look very effective and I bet they taste nice too!

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  11. That's look great, I want to try to do it by myself.
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  12. These look amazing - the kids would love them

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  13. A kid's shall we do these for halloween

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  14. very spooky - will definitely make these

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  15. These look great my boys would love them :D

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  16. Really going to try these next weekend, they are awesome!

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  17. These look great! cant wait to try them next halloween

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