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Red, White and Blue Cake Pops

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  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 40
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Use Styrofoam tucked into a basket as a base, and these patriotic treats can double as a colorful centerpiece at your Independence Day celebration.
By Arlene Cummings
Updated May 24, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ White Cake Mix (or your favorite flavor)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Fluffy White Frosting (or your favorite flavor)
  • 1 bag (14 oz) candy melts (any flavor)
  • 1 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    A mini ice cream scoop makes it easy to get an even amount of dough before rolling into balls.
  • tip 2
    If candy melts are still very thick, add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of shortening until mixture is smooth.
  • tip 3
    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.
  • tip 4
    Cake pops do not need to be refrigerated.
  • tip 5
    For added decoration, dip cake into candy only, allow them to dry completely and decorate with Betty Crocker® decorating icing.


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