How can a dessert get any better than this? Ice cream and cake in one dessert, well actually there isn’t any real ice cream in the dessert, but there’s a cone so that counts for something! This is an easy dessert to make, in fact we made it in our creative treats class with 4 year old kids. Follow these easy steps to make your very own delicious cake pops:
- Vanilla Cake (we made ours from scratch but you can also just buy the ones that come in a box and save yourself a lot of time). If you’re looking for a good Vanilla Cake recipe try this one.
- Buttercream Frosting (we made ours from scratch, here’s a recipe for it. You can also just buy the frosting in a jar though, makes life so much easier, those nifty little premade goods).
- White Chocolate Melts (amount varies depending on how many cake pops you’re making) for one whole cake you’ll need approximately 1 lb of chocolate melts.
- Package of Mini Ice Cream Cones
- Red Icing Gel (just a couple drops) to turn your white ice cream pink (if you so desire)
- Styrofoam block wrapped in tin foil (we covered these ones in felt just to make them look extra fancy)
- Crumble the cake into crumbs (kids love this step)!
- Add about 3/4 of the jar of frosting or if you’re using homemade buttercream about 1 cup. You’re going to roll the cake into balls and want them to stick together with the frosting.
- Placed rolled cake balls on parchment paper and then put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes or until they are hard.
- In the mean time, melt the chocolate (we don’t have a microwave at Seasons so we used a double boiler) if you’re using a microwave, do 20 second intervals as you really don’t want the chocolate to burn.
- When the chocolate is melted you can pour it into a glass bowl (here’s a little trick to keep the chocolate from hardening: fill a larger bowl with boiled water and then place the smaller bowl with the chocolate inside it. This will keep the chocolate from hardening).
- If you would like to colour your chocolate, you can do so at this point, just add a couple drops of the red icing gel (or a different colour if you choose).
- Using a soup spoon, dunk one of the cake balls into the chocolate and cover it completely. You can then plop it on top of the mini cones and don’t worry if it drips down the side of the cone, just adds a more realistic flair to your creation!
- We added lots of sprinkles to make it look even more realistic! You can also add a cherry (a cinnamon heart) for the full effect.
- For presentation, you can use a styrofoam block that has been wrapped in tin foil. Simply use a knife to cut holes in then push the cones into the block. You can wrap the final product in cellophane and tie with a ribbon. This is the perfect gift for someone’s birthday or just for your own tummy!