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Halloween Cake Pops Recipe

It’s that time of year again where we all get to dress up in crazy costumes and scare each other. But what would Halloween be without delicious treats to enjoy? In this blog post, I’ll be sharing a Halloween Cake Pops Recipe in the shape of candy corn. These are sure to be a hit at your next party!

Cake pops in shape of candy corn

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Halloween Cake Pops Recipe Ingredients:

How To Make This Halloween Cake Pops Recipe

  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 one hour. 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.
  8. When the cakesicles are about to come out of the freezer, add ½  cup of orange Candy Melts, and ½ cup cup of yellow Candy Melts, and ½ a cup of white candy melts to three separate small bowls. 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.
  9. After the candy has melted, let it sit for 3-5 minutes to slightly cool. It will stay melted in this time frame.
  10. Taking one or two cakesicles out of the freezer at a time. Begin decorating by spooning the orange over the bottom of the cakesicle. Set it aside and let it harden. Next, add the yellow in the center of the cakesicle. Allow it to harden as well. Finally add the white chocolate at the top. If a lot of time passes throughout the adding of chocolate colors, feel free to move the cakesicle back to the freezer for 5-10 minutes as needed.
  11. Shake to even out the chocolate. Set the cakesicle on parchment paper to allow the chocolate to harden for 5-10 minutes. Repeat with the other cakesicles. 
  12. If at any point the melting chocolates are not smooth and of liquid consistency, you can add them back to the microwave on defrost to return to a more workable consistency.  
  13. Store cakesicles in the fridge in a ziploc or covered container until ready to serve.

Halloween is a great time to get creative in the kitchen and come up with spooky, festive treats. One popular option is to make Halloween cake pops shaped like candy corn. While this may sound like a daunting task, it’s actually quite easy to do! Here are a few questions that you may have about making Halloween cake pops:

What Type of Cake Should I Use?

Any type of cake will work for this recipe, so feel free to use your favorite. If you’re looking for a traditional candy corn flavor, yellow cake is a good option. Otherwise, chocolate or pumpkin spice cake would also be delicious.

What Kind of Frosting Should I Use?

Again, you can really use any type of frosting that you like. A simple vanilla buttercream or cream cheese frosting would be delicious.

How Do I Shape The Cake Pops?

Once your cake and frosting are mixed together, simply spoon the mixture into the molds.

Things You Might Need To Make This Recipe:

Stand Mixer, 4.7QT Stainless Steel Bowl & 8-Speed Tilt-Head Electric Food Mixer with Dough Hook, Wire Whip & Beater, Pouring Shield, RedStand Mixer, 4.7QT Stainless Steel Bowl & 8-Speed Tilt-Head Electric Food Mixer with Dough Hook, Wire Whip & Beater, Pouring Shield, RedStand Mixer, 4.7QT Stainless Steel Bowl & 8-Speed Tilt-Head Electric Food Mixer with Dough Hook, Wire Whip & Beater, Pouring Shield, Red[12 x 16 Inch - 200 Count]Precut Baking Parchment Paper Sheets Unbleached Non-Stick Sheets for Baking & Cooking - Kraft[12 x 16 Inch – 200 Count]Precut Baking Parchment Paper Sheets Unbleached Non-Stick Sheets for Baking & Cooking – Kraft[12 x 16 Inch - 200 Count]Precut Baking Parchment Paper Sheets Unbleached Non-Stick Sheets for Baking & Cooking - KraftMedium Cookie Scoop, Cookie Dough Scoop, 2 Tablespoons/ 30 ml/ 1 oz, Spring-Loaded Scoop, 18/8 Stainless Steel, Comfortable GripMedium Cookie Scoop, Cookie Dough Scoop, 2 Tablespoons/ 30 ml/ 1 oz, Spring-Loaded Scoop, 18/8 Stainless Steel, Comfortable GripMedium Cookie Scoop, Cookie Dough Scoop, 2 Tablespoons/ 30 ml/ 1 oz, Spring-Loaded Scoop, 18/8 Stainless Steel, Comfortable GripIMISUTD Cakesicle Mold, 4 Cavities Large Popsicle Molds Silicone Cake Pop Mold for Homemade Ice Pop Molds with Popsicle Sticks (mini white)IMISUTD Cakesicle Mold, 4 Cavities Large Popsicle Molds Silicone Cake Pop Mold for Homemade Ice Pop Molds with Popsicle Sticks (mini white)IMISUTD Cakesicle Mold, 4 Cavities Large Popsicle Molds Silicone Cake Pop Mold for Homemade Ice Pop Molds with Popsicle Sticks (mini white)Wilton Industries 2104-9006 Chocolate Pro Melting Pot - Quantity 2Wilton Industries 2104-9006 Chocolate Pro Melting Pot – Quantity 2Wilton Industries 2104-9006 Chocolate Pro Melting Pot - Quantity 2

 

These cake pops are so adorable and perfect for a Halloween party! I love the idea of using candy corn as the inspiration for the shape. The orange, yellow, and white colors look great together and really capture the essence of Halloween. 

Other Great Halloween Treat Ideas:

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

Cake pops that are shaped like candy corn

Halloween Cake Pops Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Candy Corn shaped cake pops!

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, orange
  • 1 12 oz bag Wilton Candy Melts, yellow
  • 1 12 oz bag Wilton Candy Melts, white
  • 1-2 tablespoons frosting, optional

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 one hour. 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.
  8. When the cakesicles are about to come out of the freezer, add ½  cup of orange Candy Melts, and ½ cup cup of yellow Candy Melts, and ½ a cup of white candy melts to three separate small bowls. 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.
  9. After the candy has melted, let it sit for 3-5 minutes to slightly cool. It will stay melted in this time frame.
  10. Taking one or two cakesicles out of the freezer at a time. Begin decorating by spooning the orange over the bottom of the cakesicle. Set it aside and let it harden. Next, add the yellow in the center of the cakesicle. Allow it to harden as well. Finally add the white chocolate at the top. If a lot of time passes throughout the adding of chocolate colors, feel free to move the cakesicle back to the freezer for 5-10 minutes as needed.
  11. Shake to even out the chocolate. Set the cakesicle on parchment paper to allow the chocolate to harden for 5-10 minutes. Repeat with the other cakesicles. 
  12. If at any point the melting chocolates are not smooth and of liquid consistency, you can add them back to the microwave on defrost to return to a more workable consistency.  
  13. 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 231Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 23mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 44gFiber 0gSugar 29gProtein 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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