How to Make Cake Pops with a Cake Pop Maker

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Cake pops make it easy to serve a little bite of delicious cake in a portable and easy to eat fashion. Whether you are planning a bake sale, birthday party, or baby shower, cake pops make the perfect treat. They are cute, sweet and….not always easy to make from scratch, especially if you’re a beginner! Making them can be a little labor-intensive, but there’s an easier way.

In the following recipe, we’ll teach you how to make cake pops with a cake pop maker.

Glazed cake pop on a serving dish, closeup.

These cake pops are less messy and a lot simpler to make because you make them without frosting inside. They are less dense than homemade cake pops, which means easier to coat and seal to lollipop sticks. Just follow the instructions below for tasty cake pops without the hassle.

Gather Items & Ingredients

Cake pop ingredients in bowls on wooden background., as well as a whisk.

Orange glaze:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Lightly oil the cooking plates and plug the cake pop maker in to heat it up. There should be an indicator light that notifies you when the device is ready.

Step #1. Mix Sugar & Butter

Cake batter ingredients in a bowl.

Mix sugar with melted butter until smooth.

Step #2. Add Eggs

Adding eggs to bowl.

Add the eggs and mix until smooth.

Step #3. Add the Flour & Powders

Flour in bowl.

Add the flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Step #4. Add Milk

Mixing batter in a bowl with a whisk.

Add the milk and mix until smooth.

Step #5. Pipe the Batter into the Cake Pop Maker

Piping batter into cake pop maker cavities.

Pour the batter into a piping bag and fill each cake pop cavity in the cake pop maker to just below the top (careful not to overfill).

Step #6. Bake for 4 to 5 Minutes

Baked cake balls in cake pop maker, wood background.

Bake for 4 to 5 minutes (you can use a toothpick to check if it’s ready). Remove the cake balls to a tray carefully, as the cake pop maker can become very hot to handle. I like to use a heat glove or spatula. When finished, unplug the unit and let it cool before wiping clean.

COOKING TIP: If there is excess cake on the cake balls (which is common), simply remove it with a small knife, once the cake pops have cooled.

Step #7. Make the Glaze

Icing sugar in a bowl on wood background.

Mix the powdered sugar and the orange juice until smooth.

Adding orange juice to icing sugar in a bowl.
Mixing icing sugar with orange juice in white bowl, using a spatula.

Step #8. Cool & Roll in Glaze

Baked cake pops and coating in bowls.

Let the cake pops cool and roll them in the orange glaze to cover the top. Let them dry before inserting the treat sticks or serving them directly.

Baked cake pops and coating in bowls.
Glazing cake pops and adding to serving tray on wood background.

Step #9. Serve & Enjoy!

Finished, glazed cake pops in jar on wooden background.
Glazed cake pop on a serving dish.
Glazed cake pops in a glass jar, wood background.
Glazed cake pops in a glass jar, wood background.

You might have been wondering how to use a cake pop maker. Now you know how easy it can be! Want to make things even simpler? Try using a cake mix next time to cut the total time down.

If you want to add a little pop of fun to your cake pops, sprinkle some colored sugar or cute sprinkles onto the wet glaze, or dip them into chocolate. This will make them look extra festive for a holiday party, birthday celebration, or any other type of gathering!

To store your pops, place them in an airtight container. You can keep them at room temperature for about a week, about 2 weeks in the fridge, or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Are you eager to try out this fun kitchen tool? Why not switch it up and try some savory cake pop maker egg bites?

Cake pops in a glass jar, top view.

How to Make Cake Pops with a Cake Pop Maker

Joss D
Cake pops make it easy to serve a little bite of delicious cake in a portable and easy to eat fashion. We will show you how to make them in the convenient cake pop maker!
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 40 cake pops (approximately)
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • ½ cup buttermelted
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

Orange Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Lightly oil the cooking plates and plug the cake pop maker in to heat it up. There should be an indicator light that notifies you when the device is ready. Mix sugar with melted butter until smooth.
    Cake batter ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add the eggs and mix until smooth.
    Adding eggs to bowl.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
    Flour in bowl.
  • Add the milk and mix until smooth.
    Mixing batter in a bowl with a whisk.
  • Pour the batter into a piping bag and fill each cake pop cavity in the cake pop maker to just below the top (careful not to overfill).
    Piping batter into cake pop maker cavities.
  • Bake for 4 to 5 minutes (you can use a toothpick to check if it's ready). When finished, unplug the unit and let it cool before wiping clean. If there is excess cake on the cake balls (which is common), simply remove it with a small knife.
    Baked cake balls in cake pop maker, wood background.
  • Mix the powdered sugar and the orange juice until smooth.
    Mixing icing sugar with orange juice in white bowl, using a spatula.
  • Let the cake pops cool and roll them in the orange glaze to cover the top. Let them dry before inserting the treat sticks or serving them directly.
    Glazing cake pops and adding to serving tray on wood background.
  • Serve & enjoy!
    Glazed cake pop on a serving dish, closeup.

Equipment

Cake Pop Maker
Treat sticks

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 25mgSugar: 5gVitamin A: 90IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 0.3mg

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

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