Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sweetness on a Stick

Watching Food Network and Cooking Channel is really dangerous.  There are so many things I want to make since I can't just go buy them.  Today I am taking a successful cake recipe and combining it with a new fudge-y icing recipe to make cake pops!  It will be messy, fun, and (hopefully) delicious.

Top these in a variety of ways for a colorful, smile inducing effect.

Speedy Yellow Cake

1/2  cup margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups GF baking mix
3/4  cup sugar
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg replacer mix
3/4  cup Silk Very Vanilla Soymilk

Combine everything except the soymilk and "eggs" in a mixer. Then, add half the soymilk and the egg replacer.  Mix well. Add the rest of the soymilk and mix until smooth.

Bake at 375 in greased and floured 8" square pan or one round cake pan 25-30 minutes.     Allow to cool enough to be able to touch it.  Now get in there with your hands and wreck it!  Break it into little pieces.  

While your cake is baking, in a small saucepan combine the following:

Icing
1/2 granulated cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa 
2 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons Very Vanilla Soymilk

Gently melt the above ingredients over medium heating stirring it.  Increase heat to high and bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Cool slightly and beat with electric mixer for 3 minutes.    Add the cake pieces to this and mix until combined.

Prepare a place to rest your cake balls (foiled counter top, cookie sheet).  Form the dough into firm balls the size of a good lollipop...  like a Tootsie Pop size, not a Dum Dum size.  Line them up as you go.  

To make the glue that holds the stick in place and the shell of the pop that is also the vehicle for toppings, melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips.

Dip the pop sticks in the melted chocolate and stick the lollipop sticks into the cake balls.

Refrigerate for an hour.

Reheat the melted chocolate until runny again and dip your cake pops into the shell, helping cover the cake with a spoon or small off-set spatula.  Sprinkle or roll in colored sugars, chopped nuts, cocoa nibs, sprinkles, non-perils, crushed candy bars, toasted coconut, or really whatever you like immediately after coating them!

When topping is firm eat and enjoy!


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