I made a post about these a year ago and i have to say that i am not impressed with it at all. Needless to say that my photographic skills were horrendous, and also being taken with my blackberry as i did not have a proper camera to use at the time. My husband bought us a lovely camera at the beginning of this year and it is just a wonder. It make life easier and photographs more beautiful without even doing that much. So now these morsels of heaven get their deserved moment in the lime light.
I was going to dedicate these to a vampire by the name of Eric Northman from True Blood (Alexander Skarsgard), but my husband would probably get annoyed. The colour of the deep magenta and the dark chocolate are very eery and dark and thought they would suit perfectly. Also the depth of the flavour would represent his character. I'm sure he would love a BITE of these. But lets leave him out of it for now.Ill just say that it represents me! Which i think it does in some way....
So these cake pops are pretty easy. I have made them for the last year for clients and friends and they are just a treat. I made them for a friends birthday that i was catering for last weekend and the age group was 30-50 and they were enjoyed by all.
The recipe is simple to follow and is basically found here.
All you have to do is follow the method and continue to form the cake pops here.
Once you have followed the recipe, and bakes the cake, made the cream cheese icing, begin the prep.
300-500g Dark chocolate, melted
- When the cake has been cooked, and the icing made, crumble the cake with your hands and then add some icing one handful at a time. This will help the cake keep its circular form.
- Once you think you have enough icing mixed with the cake, begin by rolling the cakes into small golf sized balls and set them on baking parchment.
- When you have rolled them all place them in the freezer.
- While they are hardening melt your chocolate.
- Take them out of the freezer and place your sticks 90% through each one.
- Take each cake pop and dip into the melted chocolate and them swirl and shake off any excess chocolate and then place them in a tall glass to set.
- Repeat with the rest and continue.
- I added some sprinkles as they were still wet and you can do the same.
- They will harden within a couple of minutes.
PS: I have also been away from blogging this last week because i have been super busy setting up and working on a a restaurant that i am opening in London, so i am sooooooooooooooo excited and cant wait to show you the progress of that as it happens. 6 weeks and counting.