This lightened up recipe for Candy Cane Cake Pops is infused with candy cane goodness and will be sure to leave your guests begging for the recipe! These little guys have a way of flying off the table at Christmas parties! This is not a recipe for the faint of heart though… You’re going to want to flex your crafty muscles on this project!
Once you finish this sweet dessert be sure to post a picture on Social Media and tag #Movepraylove so that I can see your creation! Go ahead girl, get your bake on!
Candy Cane Cake Pops
- 1- 16.5 oz white cake mix, dry mix only
- 6 oz Choboni plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 3 egg whites
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- red food coloring
- cooking spray
- 36 oz of Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers OR 42 oz of Wilton Candy Melts
- red sprinkles (optional)
- 12 miniature candy canes or peppermint sticks, crushed
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the top and bottom of the cake pop pan with baking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, yogurt, water, egg whites, baking powder and vanilla in a bowl. Beat until well
mixed and no lumps. Optional: Pour half of the batter into a separate bowl and stir in red food coloring. This creates a little
surprise when biting into the white chocolate covered pops!
3. Place the batter into a pastry bag or just use a large ziplock bag with a corner cut off.
4. Pipe the batter into the prepared cake pop pan, lling each to the rim. Cover with top cake pop pan and lock them into
place. Bake for 18 minutes rotating it after 10 minutes. Let it rest for 5 minutes in the pan before opening.
5. Gently remove the cake pops from the pan to the cooling rack. Repeat with remaining batter. Keep raw batter in
refrigerator when not in use.
6. Using scissors or a sharp knife, cut the middle seam off each ball. Freeze the cake balls for about 45 minutes or overnight
(if you plan to decorate the next day), this helps the chocolate stick better to the cake.
7. For this next step be sure to have your lollipop sticks and cake balls handy. In small microwave safe mug or bowl,
microwave about 12 chocolate wafers according to package directions, don’t burn the chocolate!
8. Insert one end of the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate, then halfway into the cake ball. This anchors the stick for
when it is dipping time. Do this to all of your cake balls. Allow chocolate to harden, about 5 minutes.
9. If you haven’t already, crush your candy canes. I keep each one in their individual wrapper and use the back of a spoon to
crush them. This way, they are easier to sprinkle.
10. In batches, melt remaining chocolate wafers.
For the white cake pops
: Dip the cake pops into the chocolate, gently spin it around in the mug until the excess drips
off. Place on pop stand or styrofoam block. Then sprinkle on crushed candy canes before the chocolate dries.
For the red cake pops
: Set aside 40 white chocolate wafers or 3.8 oz for “snow”. When your half way or have as many
white pops as you want, add red food coloring to each batch of melted chocolate. Dip the cake pops into the chocolate,
gently spin it around in the mug until the excess drips off. If your chocolate has thicken slightly due to the food coloring,
use a knife to spread on a thin layer like icing. Cover with red sprinkles and allow chocolate to set, about 15 minutes. To
make the “snow,” simply melt the white chocolate wafers (that were set aside) and spoon a small dollop on top. Use a
knife and spread down gently to form drips. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.
- pastry bag or large ziplock bag
- 48-50 lollipop sticks
- Nordicware Cake Pops Baking Pan
- Nordicware Pop Stand OR styrofoam block
If you are only baking with one cake pop pan, this recipe can take about 2-3 hours to complete. The good news is, it can be made ahead of time. You can even split up the recipe by baking the cake balls in the evening, freezing them overnight and decorating in the morning!