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Bunny Cake Poppers

An Easter must, our strawberry cake is transformed into sweet and tasty bunny pops courtesy of strawberry frosting, pink candy melts and candy sprinkles.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ strawberry cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
container (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped strawberry frosting
3
cups pink candy melts
15
to 20 pink chewy candies, unwrapped
Paper lollipop sticks
Blue and pink confetti candy sprinkles
Block of white plastic foam
Blue food-safe marker

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  • 1 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box in 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 With fingers, crumble cake into fine crumbs into large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the frosting; with fork, work frosting into cake crumbs. Continue to add frosting by tablespoonfuls as needed, adding just enough frosting to create a thick, clay-like mixture.
  • 3 Shape mixture into 1- to 1 1/2-inch balls; place on sheet of parchment paper.
  • 4 Place candy melts in small deep bowl. Microwave uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, stirring melted candy until smooth.
  • 5 Dip end of each lollipop stick into melted candy, then insert stick firmly into center of 1 cake ball; place on parchment paper. Let stand until candy is hard.
  • 6 Meanwhile, microwave chewy candies, one by one, on High 4 to 6 seconds. Roll each candy until flat with rolling pin. When cool, use kitchen scissors to cut candy into 2 small teardrop shapes; pinch ends to create ears.
  • 7 For each popper, gently dip 1 cake ball into melted candy; quickly lift and allow candy to drip back into bowl. Turn cake popper right side up, gently press 2 candy ears into top of popper. Carefully attach 2 blue candy sprinkles for eyes and 1 pink candy sprinkle for nose. Gently press cake popper into plastic foam to allow candy to harden.
  • 8 Use food-safe marker to draw whiskers and bunny mouths.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

If you’re cake poppers keep falling from the stick before being fully dipped into the candy coating, you may have added too much frosting to your mixture. Try adding 2 to 3 tablespoons flour to the cake mixture to create a more firm texture.

Be careful not to over melt the candy coating! If you overcook the candy in the microwave, it will become grainy and will dry with nasty little splotches. To avoid this, melt the candy coating for 30 seconds, then remove it and stir before melting again.

Store uneaten cake poppers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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