Get the kids in the kitchen and make these Hocus Pocus Cake Popsicles! They’re fun to make and fun to eat.
This recipe and the giveaway included in this post is sponsored by Wilton and Sweets & Treats Boutique as part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures possible.
I’m venturing into the world of cake popsicles today. No not cake pops. Those are different. And no these aren’t just cake pop dough in the shape of popsicle. Some people may go that route, but I did not. And for good reason.
I do not like typical cake pops!
Seriously. I don’t. The first time I tried them after all the hype I was sorely disappointed. I thought they would be like cake in the form of a popsicle. For those that haven’t tried them yet, that’s not what cake pops are. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Typical cake pops are cake that’s been crumbled and combined with icing to form a, for lack of a better word, paste. Not really a dough. It’s a paste to me. You can see why I’m not a huge fan of cake pops. Nothing screams delicious and eat me about some cake made into a paste dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.
Now they have the cake pop pan? I’m hoping that it’s actual cake batter baked in there like I always hop cake pops will be. Actually, there’s someone a friend at my old job ordered them from where it was like actual cake baked in a sphere and dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. I could those all day.
And one of my new co-workers from my old job made some killer cake pops that were like a combination of both. She eve brought me one during the holiday party so I could taste them. Those were DIVINE! And full of alcohol which made them even better.
But regular cake pops? Nope. Just can’t get past the paste feel in my mouth when I’m eating them. I hope I’m not wrong in all this cake pop nonsense. And I’m sure you’re asking what I did to make these cake popsicles.
So, I baked the cake and crumbled half of it into a bowl. I didn’t see a point in ruining a whole cake if I didn’t have to. And I wasn’t going to turn the whole cake into cake popsicles. I thought just a few would be sufficient for this exercise in #HalloweenTreatsWeek. There is only two of us in the house remember?
Yes yes, I know I can bake and take, but sometimes it’s a bit much to take all this stuff in to work. I have to schlep down the hill to the train station, then on the train, then on the bus, then walk the rest of the way to work. It’s a bit much for me in the mornings sometimes. And there is no way in he….that I’m going to drive in. That would take too much time out of my day just to take some treats in to work. Some people do drive in, but I can’t.
So, I crumbled half the cake into the bowl. And then I filled the popsicle molds with a little chocolate to coat the outside. Then I took a small handful of cake crumbs and just pressed them into the mold. Yup. No moisture. No icing or liquid of any kind. Just pressed the cake in there.
It tastes like cake. And not paste. Imagine that!
Now these are some cake popsicles I could devour on my own. And I did. One maybe two? But who’s counting! I’m not! And the funny thing is that while I was making these, Hocus Pocus was on TV. And when I came home from work yesterday, the hubs was watching it, too! How funny is that?
Granted it’s pretty much running day and day out on one of the cable channels. Not sure witch, I mean which. And I don’t think I could honestly get tired of watching those three epic actresses in that movie. Of course, my favorite part is where Sarah Jessica Parker(-Broderick?) says, “AMOK AMOK AMOK!” I think I might have to buy that shirt. It’s the first thing that comes to mind when I think of that movie.
Now I KNOW I’m not alone in THAT!
And it wasn’t until the end of the movie that I remember a very young McGee from NCIS plays the boy/cat part. He looks so young you can almost not recognize him in it. But I watched one of those shows where they highlight who’s played what parts and how they started their careers and that’s how I found out.
My intent was to make these look like the book. Which is why I double stacked the popsicles. I made one half with the stick and one half without the stick and “glued” them together with more chocolate. Because more chocolate never hurt anything. Unless you’re a dog. It could hurt a dog. But I don’t think any of you are dogs.
I tried to do the whole scar thing with the eyeball. Not quite sure I captured the theme, but I at least had fun making these Hocus Pocus cake popsicles. And since the potion at the end of the movie is green, I colored the cake batter green. Though, if I had thought about it, the inside probably should have been orange? Because that’s the color of the beacon the book makes when you open it.
Either way, they super fun to get the kiddos involved with making and even more fun to eat. But I’m a fat kid and I love cake. And I’m sure you’re going to love what the rest of the coven is serving up today. And while you’re down there, be sure to enter the giveaway! There’s some great prize packages from our excellent sponsors.
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup water
- 8 ounces melting wafers
- Popsicle sticks
- Wilton candy eyeballs
- Wilton black sparkle gel
- Wilton cake popsicle mold
- Sweets & Treats Halloween sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Prepare cake according to package directions. Cool completely.
- Cut the edges and top off the cake and crumble into a bowl.
- Melt the chocolate wafers according to the package directions. Using a spoon, carefully spread about a tablespoon of the chocolate in each of the 6 wells of the candy lollipop mold. Place the freezer to cool for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the mold from the freezer and press the crumbled cake into the mold and freeze again for 30 minutes.
- Carefully remove the cake popsicles from the mold and place on a freezer safe plate.
- Repeat the process again making sure to place a popsicle stick in this batch of cake popsicles. Place the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Carefully remove the cake popsicles from the mold.
- Place the remaining chocolate wafers in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir until completely melted.
- Spread a thin layer of chocolate over one cake popsicle piece. Place a matching half on top pressing until the chocolate cools slightly and the two pieces stick together. If necessary, pipe some chocolate around the edges to seal them together.
- Place the refrigerator 10 minutes or until the chocolate is cooled.
Decorate with the candy eyeballs, sparkle gel, and sprinkles.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 340 Total Fat 12g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 9g Cholesterol 4mg Sodium 424mg Carbohydrates 55g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 29g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 3g
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