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Cute Halloween Cake Pops

Halloween is a time for treats, no matter how old you are! These Cute Halloween Cake Pops are the perfect way to celebrate the spooky holiday. They’re easy to make and tons of fun to eat. Plus, they’ll definitely impress your friends and family. 

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Cake Pops That Look Like Ghosts

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Halloween Themed Cake Pops Ingredients

Recipe For Halloween Cake Pops

  1. Begin by preparing cake per the instructions on the box. Be sure to include the standard ½ cup of oil in your cake as this will ensure the cake is moist and will bind together as a cakesicle. 
  2. When the cake is finished, immediately scoop it out of the pan with a spatula or other utensils. Place the cake in a  stand mixer bowl while it is hot. Be careful to not get burned by the hot cake!
  3. Mix the cake on low speed until it has binded into a ball in the center of the bowl. The cake being both moist and hot will help it stick together. If it is not binding together, you can add in 1-2 tablespoons of frosting to assist. The dough should be the consistency of cookie dough.
  4. Once your cakesicle dough is ready, take a heaping single scoop with a small ice cream scoop. 
  5. Place the scoop of cakesicle dough into the center of the mold. Press the dough into the mold and make it even with the top of the sides of the mold. You can use a knife to level out the top if you have used too much cakesicle dough.
  6.  Insert the sticks into the cakesicle mold and through the dough. The dough may rise a little in the mold once a stick is inserted. Gently press the dough back down. 
  7. Freeze the cakesicles in their molds for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the cakesicles from their molds and place on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. 
  8. Using your fingers, shape the bottoms of the cakesicles. The overall shape should look similar to a bell. This step is to give the ghosts their shape.
  9. Return the cakesicles to the freezer for another 30 minutes. The frozen cakesicles will keep the cakesicles from falling apart in the melted chocolate. For this reason, do not take the cakesicles out of the freezer until you are ready to decorate.
  10. When the cakesicles are about to come out of the freezer, add 2 cups of white Candy Melts in a small bowl. Follow directions on the package to melt. Most candy melts will advise you to melt by defrosting in the microwave until melted. Be sure to never add any liquids to your melting candy. If the candy is not smooth enough after melting, add a teaspoon of oil at a time and stir.
  11. After the candy has melted, let it sit for 3-5 minutes to slightly cool. It will stay melted in this time frame.
  12. Taking one or two cakesicles out of the freezer at a time, begin decorating by either dunking or spooning the white melted chocolate over the cakesicle. Shake to even out the white chocolate. Immediately place the candied eyeballs candies where desired while the chocolate is still wet. Set the cakesicle on parchment paper to allow the chocolate to harden for 5-10 minutes. Repeat with the other cakesicles. 
  13. If at any point the melting chocolate is not smooth and of liquid consistency, you can add them back to the microwave on defrost to return to a more workable consistency.  
  14. Store cakesicles in the fridge in a ziploc or covered container until ready to serve.

Why Are Cake My Pops Falling Off Stick?

With this recipe, You don’t need to be icing-happy! Going too far could result in your cake pops falling off the sticks. The amount of icing needed depends on how quick you get the cake into the mixer and combine the cake and icing.  You can alway add more icing if needed but not the other way around.

Different Halloween Cake Pop Flavors

This recipe uses a boxed cake mix.  Therefore, you could use any type of flavor cake mix your heart desires.  Or simply add a teaspoon of flavoring extract!

Cake Pops That Look Like Ghosts

Halloween Cake Pops Holder Ideas:

I love looking for cake pop holder ideas all over the internet.  I have found a few of my favorites and linked them for you!

Things You Might Need To Make This Recipe:

KitchenAid Renewed RKSM6573ER 6-Qt. Professional Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Empire RedKitchenAid Renewed RKSM6573ER 6-Qt. Professional Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer – Empire RedKitchenAid Renewed RKSM6573ER 6-Qt. Professional Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer - Empire RedVITEVER Parchment Paper Sheets, Unbleached Parchment Baking Sheets, Precut Parchment Paper 12 x 16 IN, Non-Stick Parchment Paper for Baking Grilling Air Fryer Steaming Bread Cake Cookie - 50 CountVITEVER Parchment Paper Sheets, Unbleached Parchment Baking Sheets, Precut Parchment Paper 12 x 16 IN, Non-Stick Parchment Paper for Baking Grilling Air Fryer Steaming Bread Cake Cookie – 50 CountVITEVER Parchment Paper Sheets, Unbleached Parchment Baking Sheets, Precut Parchment Paper 12 x 16 IN, Non-Stick Parchment Paper for Baking Grilling Air Fryer Steaming Bread Cake Cookie - 50 CountJUNADAEL J Cookie Scoop, Cookie Dough Scoop, Spring-Loaded Cookie Scooper, 18/8 Stainless Steel, Comfortable Handle (#50/1.5 Tbsp, Black)JUNADAEL J Cookie Scoop, Cookie Dough Scoop, Spring-Loaded Cookie Scooper, 18/8 Stainless Steel, Comfortable Handle (#50/1.5 Tbsp, Black)JUNADAEL J Cookie Scoop, Cookie Dough Scoop, Spring-Loaded Cookie Scooper, 18/8 Stainless Steel, Comfortable Handle (#50/1.5 Tbsp, Black)2 Pack Cakesicles Silicone Mold, EAONE Large Size Ice Pop Popsicle Mold DIY Chocolate Food Grade Heat Resistant Oval with 100 Wood Craft Sticks, 100 Pack Popsicle Bags2 Pack Cakesicles Silicone Mold, EAONE Large Size Ice Pop Popsicle Mold DIY Chocolate Food Grade Heat Resistant Oval with 100 Wood Craft Sticks, 100 Pack Popsicle Bags2 Pack Cakesicles Silicone Mold, EAONE Large Size Ice Pop Popsicle Mold DIY Chocolate Food Grade Heat Resistant Oval with 100 Wood Craft Sticks, 100 Pack Popsicle Bags200 Pcs Craft Sticks Ice Cream Sticks Natural Wood Popsicle Craft Sticks 4.5 inch Length Treat Sticks Ice Pop Sticks for DIY Crafts200 Pcs Craft Sticks Ice Cream Sticks Natural Wood Popsicle Craft Sticks 4.5 inch Length Treat Sticks Ice Pop Sticks for DIY Crafts200 Pcs Craft Sticks Ice Cream Sticks Natural Wood Popsicle Craft Sticks 4.5 inch Length Treat Sticks Ice Pop Sticks for DIY Crafts

 

Other Halloween Cake Pop Recipes to Try:

Not sure what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy?  Try our Halloween Candy Granola Bars

Cake Pops That Look Like Ghosts

Cute Halloween Cake Pops

Yield: 24
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Decorating TimeTime: 35 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Cake pops that are so good they are spooky!5

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz box Duncan Hines Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 12 oz bag Wilton Candy Melts, white
  • 1-2 tablespoons frosting, optional
  • .26 oz candy eyeballs

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing cake per the instructions on the box. Be sure to include the standard ½ cup of oil in your cake as this will ensure the cake is moist and will bind together as a cakesicle. 
  2. When the cake is finished, immediately scoop it out of the pan with a spatula or other utensils. Place the cake in a  stand mixer bowl while it is hot. Be careful to not get burned by the hot cake!
  3. Mix the cake on low speed until it has binded into a ball in the center of the bowl. The cake being both moist and hot will help it stick together. If it is not binding together, you can add in 1-2 tablespoons of frosting to assist. The dough should be the consistency of cookie dough.
  4. Once your cakesicle dough is ready, take a heaping single scoop with a small ice cream scoop. 
  5. Place the scoop of cakesicle dough into the center of the mold. Press the dough into the mold and make it even with the top of the sides of the mold. You can use a knife to level out the top if you have used too much cakesicle dough.
  6.  Insert the sticks into the cakesicle mold and through the dough. The dough may rise a little in the mold once a stick is inserted. Gently press the dough back down. 
  7. Freeze the cakesicles in their molds for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the cakesicles from their molds and place on a sheet pan covered in parchment paper. 
  8. Using your fingers, shape the bottoms of the cakesicles. The overall shape should look similar to a bell. This step is to give the ghosts their shape.
  9. Return the cakesicles to the freezer for another 30 minutes. The frozen cakesicles will keep the cakesicles from falling apart in the melted chocolate. For this reason, do not take the cakesicles out of the freezer until you are ready to decorate.
  10. When the cakesicles are about to come out of the freezer, add 2 cups of white Candy Melts in a small bowl. Follow directions on the package to melt. Most candy melts will advise you to melt by defrosting in the microwave until melted. Be sure to never add any liquids to your melting candy. If the candy is not smooth enough after melting, add a teaspoon of oil at a time and stir.
  11. After the candy has melted, let it sit for 3-5 minutes to slightly cool. It will stay melted in this time frame.
  12. Taking one or two cakesicles out of the freezer at a time, begin decorating by either dunking or spooning the white melted chocolate over the cakesicle. Shake to even out the white chocolate. Immediately place the candied eyeballs candies where desired while the chocolate is still wet. Set the cakesicle on parchment paper to allow the chocolate to harden for 5-10 minutes. Repeat with the other cakesicles. 
  13. If at any point the melting chocolate is not smooth and of liquid consistency, you can add them back to the microwave on defrost to return to a more workable consistency.  
  14. Store cakesicles in the fridge in a ziploc or covered container until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 118Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 23mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 1g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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