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A baby blue pail filled with cake pops, sprinkles in the background.

How to Make Cake Pops with Cake Mix

It’s really easy to learn how to make cake pops with cake mix. Just pick up a tasty box of mix from the baking aisle, grab a few extra ingredients if you don’t already have them on hand and you’re all set to begin!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 40 cake pops (approximately)
Calories 61kcal
Author Joss D


  • Cake Pop Maker
  • Cake pop stand
  • Lollipop sticks


  • 1 box cake mix
  • Ingredients indicated on the cake mix package

For the Coating:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Sprinkles


  • Lightly oil the inside of the cake pop maker and then preheat. Pour the cake mix into a bowl.
    Cake mix in a bowl, spatula and pastry brush on the side.
  • Add the ingredients according to the cake mix package (in our case: butter, egg and milk). Mix well.
    Cake mix and a whisk in a bowl.
  • Pour the batter into the cake pop maker cavities (fill them about 1 mm from the top so that they don’t spill over or come out flat). Bake them for 4-5 minutes (if a toothpick comes out dry they are ready). Repeat for remaining batter. Unplug the device and let it cool before cleaning.
    Cake pop maker getting filled with cake batter, spatula and pastry brush on the side.
  • Mix the powdered sugar with the lemon juice to make the icing. For a thicker coating, add more icing sugar.
    Bowl of icing sugar and lemon juice on blue background.
  • Insert the treat sticks first in the icing, and then in the cake pops (about half-way into the cake pop). Place them on a tray or plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    Cake pop stick dipped into coating, blue plate of cake balls on the side.
  • Cover with the icing and sprinkles, place in a cake pop stand and let sit until coating has hardened.
    Hand holding a cake pop that has been dipped into sugar coating.
  • Serve & enjoy!
    A baby blue pail filled with cake pops, sprinkles in the background.



The nutrition information is not provided for this recipe, as it will vary depending on the cake mix you choose.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.3mg