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Toffee cake pops

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Toffee cake pops
  • Makes: 12-16

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

 

Cake pops are the new craze in the baking world! And for good reason, these tasty little treats are easy to make and great for the kids to help with - they're perfect for parties too!

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 150g light muscovado sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 160ml milk

For the frosting:

  • 100g butter
  • 100g Dulce de Leche
  • 350g Golden icing sugar, such as Billington’s
  • 1tsp natural vanilla extract
  • 450g white chocolate flavour cake covering
  • sugar strands and sprinkles to decorate

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These cake pops are great to give as a gift, simply decorate with your favourite sprinkles to personalise them.

Method

For the sponge:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 10” round or square baking pan with non-stick baking spray.
  3. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (about 5 mins).
  4. Lower the speed to medium, add the eggs one at a time, keeping a one minute gap between each one. Throw in the vanilla extract. Sift the flour with the baking powder. On low speed add half the dry ingredients, then half the milk, repeat.
  5. Fill the pan to just over halfway and bake for 35-40 mins or until a cake tester comes out clean. Leave to cool.
To make the frosting:

  1. Beat the butter and dulce de leche together until well combined. Gradually add the icing sugar until smooth and then beat in the vanilla

Combining the cake and frosting:

  1. Once the cake is completely cool, crumble it using either your fingers or a food processor. Mix the cake crumbs with just enough frosting until you get a firm dough-like consistency you can easily mould into balls. You might not need to use all the frosting. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Remove cake pop mixture from fridge and begin rolling into small balls – they should just fit comfortably into the palm of your hand. Place balls onto the tray and once rolled place back in the fridge for another 10 mins or until balls are firm.
  3. Remove cake balls from fridge. Melt a small amount of chocolate as per instructions on the pack. Dip the end of each lollipop stick into the chocolate about 2 cm in. Insert a stick into the centre of each cake ball.
  4. Now you are ready to start dipping. Melt the remaining chocolate. Holding by the stick, gently dip each cake ball into the chocolate until completely coated. Gently tap off any excess. Decorate with sprinkles of your choice. Insert into a polystyrene block to dry.
Created by Molly Bakes for www.bakingmad.com

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hixxx

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Kamelia

hey - was just reading through the comments and seen that xxStephixx said her pop cakes were falling off the sticks. I have been making them this week and what i did was rolled them into the balls dipped the lolly sticks into melted chocolate and stuck it into the cake pops nd then i put them in the freeze over night. Which ment the next morning when it came to coat them in chocolate they were steady onnthe stick and they didnt fall off - hope this helps :) X

Sabby

Ohhhh can't wait to give these a go, I think my 8yr old daughter would love to help decorate and eat these xx

chez1979

These sound soo yummy xx

Hazel H

Cake Pops are the way forward, I have to admit i'm hooked on these & am just about to make some for my daugghters 9th birthday tomorrow....................poptastic!!!

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

We'd all like a little more baking power sometimes! But yes, that should read baking powDer - typo now amended, thanks for pointing it out.

Belinda in France

Roseleanor: I get MY baking POWER along with my other SuperMummy powers by drinking endless cups of tea. :D (Humorous typo, huh?)

Sheena76

No maybe u made them too big ?xx

Sheena76

lUSH THO VERY SWEET !XXX

JennyDavies

Thinking these would be perfect for my daughter's Movie Party, will have to have a trial run first! ;o)

Holly Recipes Assistant

Hi janeyd! Dulche de leche is a thick caramel sauce. You can make it easily from condensed milk. We have a Hairy Bikers recipe if you want to make it: http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/474430/Hairy-Bikers--dulce-de-leche

janeyd

what is dulche de leche ?

Jolene goodtoknow Editor

Roseleanor - you can get baking powder in the baking aisle of most supermarkets. It's a small round pot next to the baking soda

xxStephixx

Hey, Did anybody find that when you put the cakes on top of the sticks, that they were to heavy and either, the stick ended poking through and the hole got bigger and bigger and just ended up breaking. Also they kept swiverling round the stick. Taste very nice though lol, got a couple that are okay, but would really appreciate any tips or tell me what i'm doing wrong lol please:~/

Roseleanor

Thank you - I guessed that based on the other quantities it would be 2, but it's good to have it confirmed before I start. By the way, I love that the recipe now calls for 2 tsp baking power, lol. Where do I get some? :-D

xxStephixx

Yay lol, thanks very much, i'm off to make them

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi everyone - the recipe calls for 2 large eggs!

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Hi Stephi - we're checking with the author of the recipe and should have the amount in the next 20 mins! Thanks for your patience :)

xxStephixx

Lol, just have began to get all the ingrediants ready, put them all in a bowl and thought, opps thats funnys it says add eggs, but i didn't see them on the list of cake ingredients lol, would it be possible to tell me how many eggs. Many thanks, great recipe i so can't wait to make these and eat them hehehehehe.

Katy goodtoknow Recipes

Roseleanor - you're quite right - good spot! We'll get the typo amended and the correct no.of eggs up here asap.

Roseleanor

Would love to give these a go, but it looks like you forgot to state how many eggs?

Jolene goodtoknow Editor

would love to hear how you get on with making cake pops - send us a picture!

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