Cake Pop Maker Maple Bacon Cake Balls

Cake pops are truly one of the best inventions of modern history. A portable form of cake that's so easy to dress up and customize to your liking is almost the ideal dessert. How could you possibly make it even better?

While it might seem impossible, there actually is a certain recipe we've cooked up that elevates the already amazing cake pop to new heights. Let's take a look at our take on some amazing maple bacon cake balls that break down the barrier between breakfast and dessert, now even easier to make with the invention of the convenient cake pop maker.

Cake Pop Maker Maple Bacon Cake Pops on a white plate with syrup in the background.
Cake Pop Maker Maple Bacon Cake Pops on a white plate.

Cake Pop Maker Maple Bacon Cake Balls

Joss D
Let's take a look at our take on some amazing maple bacon cake balls that break down the barrier between breakfast and dessert, now even easier to make with the invention of the convenient cake pop maker.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cake balls
Calories 62 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the cake balls:

  • 5 oz. vanilla cake mix - from a box
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ tbsp. vegetable oil
  • cup water

For the icing:

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup

Topping:

  • 3 bacon strips
  • ½ tbsp. maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Whisk the cake ball ingredients together to form a batter.
  • Plug in the cake pop maker to preheat it.
  • Working quickly, use a teaspoon to transfer the batter to the cake pop maker holes to just below the top (so that they don't overflow when baking). Close the lid and bake them for around 4 minutes, or until baked through. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Mix all icing ingredients until creamy.
  • Cook bacon strips in a skillet at medium temperature until golden brown on both sides. Remove excess grease and cut them into tiny squares. Add them to a bowl with ½ tbsp. maple syrup and mix well to coat.
  • Drizzle icing over cake balls and top with the glazed bacon bits. Serve.

Equipment

Cake Pop Maker
Whisk
Frying pan

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 10IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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Cake balls may be the perfect dessert in the same way bacon may be the perfect breakfast food. With thinking like that, it's a wonder more people haven't tried mixing them together.

The amazing mixture of sweet, salty, smoky, and savory in maple bacon cake balls is unlike what you get out of most foods. While it might be an overwhelming combination in a more substantial dessert, the bite-sized properties of the cake ball make it an ideal vehicle for this terrific treat for your taste buds.

Vanilla cake is probably your best option here for making a quick maple base but you could try to mix things up with another type of dessert. Chocolate cake for example, since who would ever pass up chocolate and bacon? Maybe even a marbled cake combining the vanilla maple and chocolate. If you're a little daring and just can't satisfy your sweet tooth, you could also try dipping the cake balls in icing instead of just drizzling it on.

What's your favorite type of cake pop? Any other unconventional combinations you think we should check out? Let us know and we might incorporate some of your ideas into our next recipe.

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