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Red, White and Blue Cake Pops

 3 Ratings
  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 40

Use Styrofoam tucked into a basket as a base, and these patriotic treats can double as a colorful centerpiece at your Independence Day celebration.

Arlene Cummings Recipe by Arlene Cummings
December 16, 2011


box Betty Crocker™ cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
container (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped frosting (any flavor)
bag (14 oz) candy melts (any flavor)
teaspoon shortening
Craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
Betty Crocker™ assorted candy sprinkles
Block of white plastic foam


  • 1 Line several cookie sheets with waxed paper. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan, using water, oil and eggs. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 With fingers, crumble cake into large bowl. Add frosting; mix well with fingers until dough forms. Shape into quarter-size balls; place on cookie sheets. Freeze about 15 minutes.
  • 3 When ready to assemble, in small microwavable bowl, microwave candy melts uncovered as directed on bag. Stir in shortening until smooth and mixture runs off spoon.
  • 4 Remove cake pop balls from freezer. Dip tip of each craft stick into melted candy, then halfway into 1 cake ball; place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • 5 When all cake balls have sticks, gently swirl 1 cake ball in melted candy to coat well; allow candy to drip back into bowl. Dip ball into candy sprinkles to decorate; place in plastic foam to allow candy to harden. Repeat with remaining cake balls and melted candy.

Expert Tips

A mini ice cream scoop makes it easy to get an even amount of dough before rolling into balls.

If candy melts are still very thick, add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of shortening until mixture is smooth.

If you want to make colored cake like red, blue or green, add a few drops of food color of your choice to the cake batter and mix well before baking.

Cake pops do not need to be refrigerated.

For added decoration, dip cake into candy only, allow them to dry completely and decorate with Betty Crocker® decorating icing.

Nutrition Information

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