This week I am sharing recipes that I made for son’s first birthday party. His party was a puppy themed. I already shared Biscoff Puppy Chow and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark. I also made these Chocolate Mocha Cake Pops.
These cake pops were so delicious. For the frosting I used the Mocha flavor of the Duncan Hines frosting creations. This frosting is so cool, you can stir a frosting packet into the frosting to create different flavors. These cake pops were really moist. These would be great for any celebration.
In honor of my son having a puppy party, I turned some of these cake pops into puppy cake pops or Cake Pups. I used directions from Bakerella and from Seven Year Cottage and combined the two. Mine came out okay but they did not keep well in the packaging that I put them in, the pieces kept coming off. So, if you make these, do not put them in any packaging. They are so cute and perfect for a puppy party!
Chocolate Mocha Cake Pops
(makes about 45 cake pops)
1 box devil’s food cake mix (bake as directed on the package for a 13×9 cake)
1 can of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations with Mocha flavor packet
3 cups Semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1. After the cake is baked, cool completely. Once cooled crumble into a bowl.
2. Mix together with the mocha frosting, using your hands to mix.
3. Roll the mixture into balls and then freeze for about 20 minutes or refrigerate for a couple of hours to set up.
4. Roll the balls into the melted chocolate and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Use a little bit of vegetable oil stirred into the chocolate chips before melting to get smoother chocolate. Only melt about 1 cup of the chocolate chips at a time because it will cool and harden.
5. Refrigerate or freeze until the chocolate is set.
6. Then slide the lollipop sticks into the cake pops. You can also do this before dipping in the chocolate, but I found it easier to do at this point.
Chocolate candy melts
Edible ink pen
1. Cut the chocolate candy melts in half and glue onto the cake pops with a dab of left over frosting from making the cake pops.
2. Cut the Mini M&M’s in half to make the nose and glue on with a dab of leftover frosting.
3. Draw the eyes and mouth with a black edible ink pen.
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