Mother’s Day Treat ~ Mini Donut Cake PopsINGREDIENTS
• 1/2 vanilla cake, cut in chunks
• 2-3 tbsp vanilla frosting
• 1/2 bag of light brown candy melts*
• 5-10 pieces of orange candy melts*
• 1 tbsp vegetable oil
• 12 Lollipop sticks or Icy pole/Popsicle sticks
• 1 cup powdered sugar/confectioners sugar
• 1 tsp milk
• Pink food gel
• Sprinkles, for decoration (Any colour)
• Desiccated Coconut, for decoration Thin ribbon, for decoration
* (Candy melts can be found in most baking aisles at the supermarket and cake stores)
Place the cake in a food processor to get fine crumbs. Add 2-3 tbsps of vanilla frosting and pulse until it resembles dough. If you don’t have a food processor that’s fine. Just use your hands to mix and squeeze the cake and frosting until it looks like the dough.
With a cookie scoop, scoop out cake dough and shape the cake into 12 balls. Flatten each ball into a donut disk shape.
Use the handle of a wooden spoon to carefully make a hole in the middle so that it looks like a donut. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Place both colours of candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Add oil. Microwave for 60 seconds. The candy/chocolate will not look melted, but it is. If you keep microwaving it, it will burn. Stir candy/chocolate with a spoon until it’s smooth.
Take a lollipop/Icy pole stick, dip it into the candy/chocolate, then insert it in the bottom of the donut. Place in a cake pop holder, a piece of styrofoam or a glass of rice to let it dry. Repeat with remaining cake pops.
Then, take each cake pop and dip them fully into the candy/chocolate. Tap the stick on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Then put each back into the holder. Let them fully dry. It can take 10-15 minutes.
In the meantime, mix powdered sugar with milk. Add a few drops of pink food gel.
Take each donut cake pop and with a spoon, drizzle icing on top. Add some with sprinkles and some with desiccated coconut. Let them dry.
Cut a small piece of the ribbon and tie on the donut cake pop stick to decorate. Happy Mother’s Day!