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Chocolate and Mocha Cake Pops and My Babycakes Cake Pop Maker

It was in early 2010 when I first heard of cake pops - the bite-sized cake ball on a stick that was brought to fame by Bakerella. I've always wanted to try making cake pops since then, much more when I started recipe blogging...but I really didn't like the thought of having to crumble a freshly baked cake, mix it with frosting and then shape into a ball using my hands. I've seen pictures of how messy it could be, and that kept me from trying it. When I saw the Bake Pop Kit on TV, I got so amazed with how easy cake pop baking could be. The kit includes a bake pop pan, a decorating idea guide, 18 sticks, 18 wraps, 18 ties and a decorating squeeze bottle. It was a good deal, so I ordered it online around first week of November. I was thinking that I will receive it just in time for the holidays. But I had a problem with my order and had to cancel it. I promised myself that I'll just buy the cake pop maker available at Kohl's (which is the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker) after the holidays. But to my surprise, my good friend, Carmi gave me one last Christmas! I was so happy! :)
For the first time, I made cake pops last Wednesday. Simple ones though. I adapted the recipe for Chocolate Cake Pops from the manual that goes with the cake pop maker. I just made some adjustments based on the availability of ingredients in my pantry...and VOILA!!!
Making it was so simple and quick! Not messy as I always imagined it would be. I made another batch using the same recipe but substituted the dark chocolate with cocoa and instant coffee to make it taste like mocha. The cake pops made my girls happy...and that made me even happier! Thanks Carmi Remmers for this awesome baking gadget! :-*
This Babycakes Cake Pop Maker is available online at Amazon and You can also get it at Kohl's and Bed Bath & Beyond. For the price of $19.99-24.99, I can say that this is such a good buy. Cake Pops are sold for $2-$7 each in bake shops depending on the flavor and coating. Imagine how much money you could save if you can make it in your own kitchen! 12 cake pops in 4 minutes - I think that's good enough! I made 6 dozen cake pops with simple glaze/coating in less than one hour! 

The Babycakes Cake Pop Maker bakes cake pops directly from batter which is much cleaner and quicker compared to the traditional way of making cake pops. And let me tell you that the cake pops aren't dry at all. They are moist and soft as long as you don't over bake them. The manual says to bake for 4-5 minutes. 4 minutes is just right. Baking it for more than 4 minutes will make your cake pops dry. 

I will try to incorporate frosting into the batter next time so it will be more like the traditional cake pops and will surely let you know if it will work! :)

Happy Friday everyone!

*adapted from Babycakes Cake Pop Maker Manual
For the cake pops:
(Chocolate) Makes about 3 dozen cake pops
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp melted Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

 (Mocha) Makes about 3 dozen cake pops
  •  same as above except for the 3 Tbsp melted Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate which I replaced with 1 Tbsp cocoa and 1 Tbsp instant coffee
For the vanilla glaze: Makes about 1 1/2 cups of glaze
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp hot water
For the chocolate coating with sprinkles/cashews
  • 2 cups melted semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashew nuts
  • sprinkles
For the chocolate cake pops:
1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
2. Add melted chocolate, buttermilk, olive oil, egg and vanilla. Using a mixer, blend until smooth. Add brewed coffee and continue mixing until coffee is evenly incorporated into mixture. 
3. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 Tbsp of batter.
4. Bake for 4 minutes.
5. Allow to cool and glaze/coat as desired.
For the mocha cake pops:
1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, instant coffee, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
2. Add buttermilk, olive oil, egg and vanilla. Using a mixer, blend until smooth. Add brewed coffee and continue mixing until coffee is evenly incorporated  into mixture. 
3. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 Tbsp of batter.
4. Bake for 4 minutes.
5. Allow to cool and glaze/coat as desired.

For the vanilla glaze:
1. Combine melted butter with confectioners sugar, stirring until well blended.
2. Stir in vanilla.
3. Blend in hot water and stir until smooth.


  1. coongrats! I bought the tray version I hope it works as well. I promised Johnny to make them for Elvis Presley's Birthday!

  2. Hi Tina, I love your new gadget and the cake pop looks so cute. Happy new year to you and wishing you all the best in 2012.
    Have a nice day.

  3. Looks yummy and fun I bet kids will love those cake pop :)
    thanks for checking out my blog !!

  4. Tina, I like your new kitchen toy. They looks cute.

  5. Simple gorgeous cake pops you have made and yes, I think the gadget makes its easier to mould and come up with the pops. I am sure your lovely girls must have enjoyed the pops very much. Its sure a great product but you know for me, the 2 adults who don't like anything sweet and with my daughter all grown up and living on her own, I am not sure whether I want to get the gadget.

  6. gosh i always wanted to try that. it looks so good.... thanks a lot for sharing.

  7. That is one cool gadget ! The cake pops look so good with different icing ;)

  8. Tina, these turned out really good! It looks like so much fun, I'll bet the kids love them!

  9. Fun new toy...and your cake pops look perfect! I know my family would love these, Tina :)

  10. Oh my goodness, I've never seen a cake pop maker! COOL! And lovely flavors! :D

  11. My son would love to have couple of those. You did an excellent job! Your girls look really happy!

  12. Very cool. I have never eaten or made this but am dying to try. Looks so good!

  13. Cake Pop maker? I didn't even know that there is such a thing. I will tell my daughters about this gadget as they like making cake pops. Thank you, Tina!

    ~ ray ~

  14. These looks lovely and beautiful. I've made cake pops before, but from scratch because I didn't have a machine (don't think this machine exists back then). Seems like a much easier process with the help of this. I'm sure the texture of the cake part is more tender and fluffy than the traditional method. Hm...I'm very tempted to get a machine now. :)

  15. it....nicely decorated too...

  16. So fun! I have the Babycakes mini muffin maker and I LOVE it! I noticed this cake pop maker this year around the holidays and I was wondering if it was a good deal. Your pops turned out so pretty!

  17. wow that is sooo cool! i made cake pops a few times already and it was definitely a hard work (and messy!). i have to have one!! Thanks tina for sharing! xx

  18. where can i buy babycakes products here in the philippines?

    1. I honestly don't know if it's available in stores there...but you can buy it online thru this link.