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How to Make Cakesicles

Want to make your own cakesicles for any special occasion? Learn how in this easy recipe and step by step guide.

The Cakesicles trend is all the rage right now. With a chocolate coating on top of your favorite cake, these pops are sure to make you gooey inside and out!

If you’ve been looking for some new fun desserts that will have your family and friends begging for more, this is the perfect recipe. 

Think of these as popsicle cake pops!

You can use any cake flavor you’d like, from vanilla to red velvet to chocolate cake.

This cakesicles recipe is an easy dessert for kids or adults alike. They also make great party favors and you can make themed cakesicles for any occasion.

Give them a try tonight or get started now by following our simple instructions below.

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Ingredients to make these Delicious Cakesicles

  • Cake pop dough
  • Colored or White Candy Melts: Almond bark, melting chocolate bars or Ghirardelli melting wafers
  • Parchment paper lined baking sheets
  • Piping bags
  • Microwave safe bowls
  • silicone cakesicles mold
  • Cakesicle Sticks
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A note about the silicone mold for making Cakesicles

Think of these as cake popsicles. You are using popsicle molds as a cakesicle mould.

Step by Step Tutorial

First thing is to make your cake pop dough. You can read my instructions on how to make a traditional cake pop with my easy cake pop recipe.

But, the gist of it is this:

Using your hands, make fine crumbs out of cooled cake. Mix the cake crumbs with ½ cup of buttercream frosting or chocolate ganache in a large bowl.

Start with a small amount of frosting and add more tablespoons of frosting if needed. I prefer to use homemade frosting.

You can use cake scraps, fresh cake or leftover cake. Set your cake mixture aside.

Not just any regular chocolates will do. My personal preference is to use good quality chocolate. It’s the best way to keep your chocolate from cracking. So, use real chocolate for your candy shell. You can use any kind of chocolate you enjoy – milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate chips, or melted candy melts. You can find all of these at grocery stores.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt your candy coating in 30 second intervals until it’s fully melted.

Note: If you are using candy melts you will need to add 1 tsp of vegetable oil, coconut oil or palm oil.

Press an ice cream stick through the inside of the mold.

Different Ways to Add Your Layer of Chocolate

The Dipping Method

Use this method after you have removed your cakesicle from the mold. Hold the cakesicle stick and dip your cakesicle in the chocolate for an even layer of chocolate. Set cakesicles flat on a cookie sheet and then decorate.

Using the Back of Your Spoon

Add about a spoonful of melted chocolate into the mold. You can use a spoon, small offset spatula, a pastry brush or food safe paint brushes to coat the mold. You do not need too much chocolate, but be sure to get the sides of the mold and coat completely to create a chocolate shell.

Give your mold a few taps on the countertop to get rid of any air bubbles.

Wipe off any excess chocolate on your mold and freeze for about 15 minutes.

Paying extra care not to break your chocolate, press your cake filling into the mold cavity. Cover the top of the cake mixture with additional chocolate and freeze for an additional 10 minutes until the chocolate sets.

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How to Remove Your Cakesicles From the Molds 

Carefully loosen one of the corners of your silicone cakesicle mold and then peel the mold from the top to remove the entire pop. Carefully push the sticks out of the mold. If any extra chocolate is on the outer rim of your cakesicle, use a pair of clean scissors or a paring knife to carefully trim the chocolate off. 

Let your cakesicles rest on a parchment lined baking sheet. 

How to Decorate the Tops of Your Cakesicles 

This is the real fun part! In a separate bowl, melt chocolate chips or more colored candy melts in bowls or directly inside of a piping bag in 30 second increments. Add gel food coloring for an easy way to achieve different colors.

Cut a small opening at the bottom of your piping bag and create swirls and designs, immediately adding sprinkles. Let your cakesicles dry for about 15 min.

Cake pop popsicles are so much fun to celebrate any occasion or holiday: For a halloween celebration everyone will love Halloween Cakesicles, you can make unicorn cakesicles or even Valentine Cakesicles.

How to Store Cakesicles

After your cakesicles have fully dried, you can display them as you wish or bag them up with plastic wrap. Then, store at room temperature in an airtight container for about a week. I do not recommend freezing your cakesicles because the chocolate shell can break easily due to the temperature change.

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Common Troubleshooting Answers

My popsicle stick won’t stay inside of the cakesicle dough

If the stick won’t stay inside the dough, remove it from the mold, dip in melted chocolate and insert into pop. Let set for 10-15 mins.

What do I do if my chocolate cracks when I remove the cakesicle?

If the chocolate cracks when removing peel the chocolate off, if no cake is in your chocolate, remelt it and start over.
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What do I do if the sides of my cakesicles are not fully covered after I remove them from the mold?

If the sides are not fully covered dab a bit of the melted chocolate into the exposed areas and let dry. 
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How to Make Cakesicles

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Want to make your own cakesicles for any special occasion? Learn how in this easy recipe and step by step guide.

Ingredients

  • Cake pop dough
  • Colored or White Candy Melts: Almond bark, melting chocolate bars or Ghirardelli melting wafers
  • Parchment paper lined baking sheets
  • Piping bags
  • Microwave safe bowls
  • silicone moulds

Instructions

    1. Make your cake pop dough: using your hands, make fine crumbs out of cooled cake. Mix the cake crumbs with ½ cup of buttercream frosting or chocolate ganache in a large bowl.
    2. Set your cake mixture aside.
    3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt your almond bark or melting wafers in 30 second intervals until it’s fully melted. Note: If you are using candy melts you will need to add 1 tsp of vegetable oil or palm oil.
    4. Press an ice cream stick through your silicone cakesicle mold.
    5. Add about a spoonful of melted chocolate into the mold. You can use a spoon, small offset spatula, a pastry brush or food safe paint brushes to coat the mold.
    6. Wipe off any excess chocolate on your mold and freeze for about 15 minutes.
    7. Paying extra care not to break your chocolate, press your cake filling into the cavities of the mold.
    8. Cover the top of the mold with additional chocolate and freeze for an additional 10 minutes until the chocolate sets.
    9. Carefully loosen one of the corners of your mold and then peel the mold from the top to remove the entire pop.
    10. Carefully push the sticks out of the mold. If any extra chocolate is on the outer rim of your cakesicle, use a pair of clean scissors or a paring knife to carefully trim the chocolate off. 
    11. Let your cakesicles rest on a parchment lined baking sheet. 
    12. To decorate: In a separate bowl, melt chocolate chips or more colored candy melts in bowls or directly inside of a piping bag in 30 second increments. Cut a small opening at the bottom of your piping bag and create swirls and designs, immediately adding sprinkles.
    13. Let your cakesicles dry for about 15 min.

Notes

Different Ways to Add Your Layer of Chocolate

The Dipping Method

Use this method after you have removed your cakesicle from the mold. Hold the cakesicle stick and dip your cakesicle in the chocolate for an even layer of chocolate. Set cakesicles flat on a cookie sheet and then decorate.

Using the Back of Your Spoon

Add about a spoonful of melted chocolate into the mold. You can use a spoon, small offset spatula, a pastry brush or food safe paint brushes to coat the mold. You do not need too much chocolate, but be sure to get the sides of the mold and coat completely to create a chocolate shell.

Give your mold a few taps on the countertop to get rid of any air bubbles.

Wipe off any excess chocolate on your mold and freeze for about 15 minutes.

Paying extra care not to break your chocolate, press your cake filling into the mold cavity. Cover the top of the cake mixture with additional chocolate and freeze for an additional 10 minutes until the chocolate sets.

How to Remove Your Cakesicles From the Molds 

Carefully loosen one of the corners of your silicone cakesicle mold and then peel the mold from the top to remove the entire pop. Carefully push the sticks out of the mold. If any extra chocolate is on the outer rim of your cakesicle, use a pair of clean scissors or a paring knife to carefully trim the chocolate off. 

Let your cakesicles rest on a parchment lined baking sheet. How to Store Your Cakesicles

After your cakesicles have fully dried, you can display them as you wish or bag them up with plastic wrap. Then, store at room temperature in an airtight container for about a week. I do not recommend freezing your cakesicles because the chocolate shell can break easily due to the temperature change.

Common Troubleshooting Answers

My popsicle stick won’t stay inside of the cakesicle dough

If the stick won’t stay inside the dough, remove it from the mold, dip in melted chocolate and insert into pop. Let set for 10-15 mins.

What do I do if my chocolate cracks when I remove the cakesicle?

If the chocolate cracks when removing peel the chocolate off, if no cake is in your chocolate, remelt it and start over.

What do I do if the sides of my cakesicles are not fully covered after I remove them from the mold?

If the sides are not fully covered dab a bit of the melted chocolate into the exposed areas and let dry. 

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