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 Balls

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.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cake balls
Calories 62kcal
Author Joss D

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

Tools

Cake Pop Maker
Whisk
Frying pan

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.
Nutrition Facts
Cake Pop Maker Maple Bacon Cake Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 17mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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