This recipe for homemade cake pop frosting and coating is simple and straightforward. It uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. It teaches you how to create frosting and coating options, without candy melts, that are deliciously smooth.
Mix the cream cheese, icing sugar, butter and vanilla extract with an electric hand mixer until smooth.
Add the lime zest and mix well. This frosting will be mixed with a crumbled cake to form the cake pop balls.
For the Cake Pop Icing:
Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. This icing/glaze is to be used as the cake pop coating. If you would like it to be thicker, simply mix in more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. If you'd like a thinner coating, add some more milk, little by little.
After dipping the cake pops in the coating, you can dry them at room temperature or in the fridge if you are in a rush. It will take about 30 minutes or more.
Nutrition information is for the frosting/coating combined, per serving.
This recipe makes about 2 cups frosting and 1 cup icing, which should be enough for approximately 18 cake pops.
It is best to use clear vanilla extract so that it doesn't affect the color of the icing.
Use as much frosting as your cake pop recipe calls for. If there is left-over frosting, it can be frozen for later use.