Sparkle cake pops

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Sparkle cake pops
Sparkle cake pops
  • Makes: 12-14

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

    plus chilling time
  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Add a little sparkle to your party, afternoon tea or just a normal day with these cute little cake pops. These bite-sized treats will go down a storm with all ages


  • 185g butter, softened
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs, beaten
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Lemon or orange extract
  • Sparkle sugar (like Dr. Oetker Shimmer Sugar)
  • 6 level tbsp of vanilla buttercream
  • 3 x 150g bars of white chocolate
  • Pack of 15 20cm lolly sticks

You can use ready-made cakes as the base for your cake pops to save time


  1. Preheat oven to 160C/Gas Mark 3.
  2. Line an 11cm x 22cm loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time with a spoon of flour and mix well.
  4. Add rest of flour and baking powder and mix until all incorporated. Add a few drops of lemon/orange extract to taste.
  5. Bake in oven for 75-90 mins until firm to the touch. Remove from tin, place on a cooling rack, cool completely and remove the paper.
  6. Remove all the golden outer surfaces of the cake to leave just the pale coloured sponge and break into crumbs.
  7. Mix the crumbs and the buttercream together to form balls - if they are a little crumbly add a little more buttercream.
  8. Roll into 14 balls and place on a tray, cover with cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  9. Melt the bars of chocolate and dip a lolly stick into the melted chocolate to coat about 2cm of stick. Gently push a stick into the centre of each cake ball.
  10. Dip the ball into the melted chocolate, coat all over and roll in the shimmer sugar.
  11. Secure the sticks into a block of polystyrene or florists oasis and allow the cake pops to set before eating.

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these cake pops are awwwwwwwwwwwwwesome too bad everyone didn't get to eat cake pops. honest people;)


i need these in my life. pretty things taste sooooooooooooooo much better. honest ;)


These would help cheer up my overworked work colleagues!!


Love these, great for parties. of all ages, shall be giving these a try.

Jo Hannah

These look greatr - I love a bit of Sparkle - will have a go at these for sure!

Miss Dotty

These look amazing, my daughter would love these for her birthday party


They look absolutely fantastic! Definitely gonna give these a try some time soon :)


These look delicious - and just the thing to help cheer up three ill grandchildren this week.


Use a palette knife to skim around the bottom of the pop as you twist it between your fingers when coating with chocolate to get a clean finish. This receipe is brilliant, little pieces of happiness for any age and good for the dieting girls in the office, got to be better than a massive danish or eclair mid afternoon!


ive got a friend coming out of hospital today and shes quite down so im going to make her these as i no she likes them and no they will cheer her up


Just what I need to return my sparkliness after losing my phone last night whilst celebrating a friend's birthday :( They look yummy and you can't beat a bit of sparkle!!

Hazel H

Fab, fab, fab, who would NOT like these??? I want 1 now!!!!

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