For those of you who haven’t read my past blog about my kitchen equipment, i tend to name my equipment after Beach Boys songs. Barbara Ann is my babycakes cake pop maker; she is pink! 😀
Over February break I made a surprise visit to Plattsburgh to see my sister, Victoria. My sister is SUPER PICKY about the things I bake so I figured if i’m going to bake her something its got to be chocolate! Hence the chocolate cake pops!! This is a picture of my sister, mom, and me at Christmas.
The recipe I found in the booklet that came with the babycakes machine; therefore, this recipe can only be used if you have the machine. Don’t panic now and think “ooh geez, now I have to go out and buy a stinkin’ cake pop machine!” Don’t worry, you can make cake pops without a machine too! I just bought this machine because it is faster and usually when I bake, I tend to bake for large quantities of people.
Here’s a little warning if any of you readers share the same character trait as me, where you think you can do 348349238 things at one time… While I was filling each reservoir with the cake pop batter, I was also on the phone with my friend Christina. I can’t recall what we were talking about but I can tell you that I became SUPER distracted and had a CHOCOLATE EXPLOSION. There was chocolate all over my hands, all over the counter, and all over the cake pop machine… I couldn’t even hang up the phone because of the chocolate on my hands and because of how hysterically I was laughing.
This is a picture of the girl who helped cause the chocolate explosion 😉
Hopefully after my warning you’ll stay away from taking phone calls while making these delectable morsels of chocolate!
Chocolate Cake Pops
Makes about 3 dozen
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
Package of Chocolate candy melts (I used Wilton brand, you can pick these up at Michael’s)
1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, vegetable oiil, egg and vanilla. Using a mixer, blend until smooth.
2. Add coffee and continue mixing until coffee is evenly incorporated into mixture.
3. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 tablespoon of batter.
4. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cake pop comes out clean.
5. Allow to cool and glaze or coat, as desired.
I put parchment paper inside one of tins I had lying around the house to transport the cake pops. They lasted in that tin for a whole 7 hour bus ride!
“Don’t wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.” ~Lora Brody