Cakepops or as I would call them: Edible pieces of art. How come everyone fancies these tiny cakes? It’s actually perfectly obvious. Not only do they look super dainty, they also taste amazing. There is no need for a guilty conscience about too many calories, since the “corpus delicti” is gone within two bites.
I’d like to share two of my favorite recipes.
I used two different types of dough for the cakepops: cheesecake and chocolate-rum. You can use any type of cheesecake, I used this recipe. For the chocolate dough I used hummingbird bakery recipe and also added some dark chocolate pieces for an ever richer chocolate taste. It is quite helpful to prepare both cakes a day in advance, so they have enough time to cool off and to infuse.
For the cheesecake(pops) just roll little balls of the baked cheesecake and put them in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. It is important to put the pops into the freezer, so that they can be covered evenly with chocolate later on. For the chocolate-cakepops cut the cake and crumble it into a bowl (make sure not to use the hard edges). Add some cream cheese and as much rum as you like until you get a sticky, moldable mixture. Form small balls and put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
For the chocolate coating you can either buy candymelts or just color the chocolate yourself using special candy colors (I bought the ones from Wilton and they work really well). For that, slowly melt white chocolate coating in a double boiler, add some drops of the candy color you want to use and stir it well.
When the pops are hard enough take them out of the freezer and dip the cakepop sticks about 2cm deep in the chocolate (that helps to keep the pops on the stick later on). Put a stick into a cakepop and wait for a couple of seconds before dipping it into the chocolate and covering it entirely. Let the remaining chocolate drip off by swiveling it a bit.
After that it’s all about sprinkles! Just make sure the chocolate has dried a bit, so that the decoration sticks. You can use literally everything as a decoration, from coconut-flakes and Smarties to brittle and sprinkles.