Saturday, 23 February 2013
How to make Chocolate Cake Pops!
For the chocolate sponge:
100g plain white flour
20g Cocoa Powder
140g caster sugar
1.5 tsp of Baking Powder
40g unsalted butter (margarine worksjust as well)
0.25tsp Vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 170c
Combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the egg and beat until mixed. Sift in all the dry ingredients and mix until combined. In a jug mix the milk, egg and vanilla extract together (tip: add the milk first so you can measure it in the jug.) Spoon mixture into a cake tray and bake for approximately 2 minutes.
When your cake is baked leave it to coll and then brake it into crumbs using a fork or a mixer, I find a mixer works best as it gives you very fine crumbs. To make the little balls of cake you need a type of fondant or butter cream. I like to use the Betty Crocker fudge icing, but making your own butter cream from icing sugar and butter works just as well! In a bowl add the fudge icing to the crumbs, use as much or little as you like, I find that about half the tub works well. When the mixture is fairly sticky roll into small balls in your hands and place them on a baking tray. Now comes the best bit...
Melt 300g of Dark chocolate into a bowl, you can use any type of chocolate depending on what you want your cake pops ot look/taste like but I like the dark chocolate because it makes them look shiny and is easier to melt than milk chocolate. You can either put the balls on lolly sticks and then dip them in or dip them in the chocolate on a spoon and them put the sticks in, I find this easier because sometimes they fall off the sticks with the weight of the chocolate at first. Place them back on the baking try and leave in the fridge till set!
I hope my instructions weren't too confusing and let me know if you make the cake pops and how they turn out. Oh and odes the gif work at the top, when I look at it, it works and then stops which is strange?