Cake Pops

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.

I was in a complicated baking mood. So as I was going through my giant folder of recipes and happened upon chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. Instead of that since I wasn’t in the mood to make cookie dough, I made cake pops.

Cake pops are interesting. It’s cake and icing all in one, it’s surprisingly tasty. I mean I wouldn’t think that cake mushed with icing would taste good; when you describe it, it just sounds kinda nasty. But have no fear, they’re really good.

Song of the Day – Tayyib Ali – Ride With Us

Double-Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

In a medium bowl, mix together salt, baking powder and flour. Stir to combine then set aside.

Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl, then add in egg. Add vanilla extract and the seeds of half a vanilla bean. Beat until well combined.

Alternately add the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the butter/sugar mixture. Start with flour, end with flour.

If you’re adding food coloring to your batter, evenly separate the batter into as many bowls as you need- one for each color. Add food color to the desired color and mix well. Repeat until all the colors are well mixed.

Spoon or pipe your batter into the muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes for regular cupcakes and about 15 minutes for mini cupcakes.

Makes 10 cupcakes.

Vanilla Icing

1/2 cup butter

2 cups icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup milk

1. Mix butter with sugar

2. Add in milk and vanilla

Crumble the cake in a bowl

Add icing and mix

Roll into balls, and dip sticks in chocolate then stick into balls.

All the best,