Valentine’s day cake pops
These easy heart-shaped cake pops are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Made with pound cake and a heart-shaped cold they are also more simple to make than a traditional cake pop.
Cover the pops in some candy melts and add a few sprinkles and you have a fun Valentine’s Day treat. Get the full recipe below to learn how to make your own.
They are great to give to your spouse, as office treats, or for your kids to pair with Valentine’s Day cards for their classroom friends.
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What you’ll need to make heart-shaped cake pops
- Heart shaped mold
- Candy melts (12 oz bags in red, white, or pink)
- Lollipop sticks
- Optional: Heart shaped sprinkles
- Small silicone spatula (a knife can be used instead but may not work as well)
- Pound cake made with the recipe below or one of your own
These pops are made using pound cake instead of the more traditional cake pop that uses cake mixed with frosting. The pound cake is sturdy enough to hold up to the candy coating and isn’t very sweet. This creates a nice balance with the candy melts.
If you don’t want to use a mold you could also make the cake in a flat pan and then use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create the cake pieces.
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1.5 cups flour
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 bags red or pink candy melts
- 12 lollipop sticks
- Preheat oven to 325
- Cream together the butter and sugar
- Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time mixing well
- Add the flour in parts until everything is combined
- Spoon the dough into heart-shaped mold. Fill each heart 1/2 - 2/3 of the way full. Set the silicone mold on a baking sheet before placing in the oven
- Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. You may see a lot of liquid around the edge still. Once you remove them from the oven it should quickly reabsorb.
- Place mold onto a cooling rack and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before popping them out of the mold to continue cooling. Allow to cool completely before moving on to the coating.
- Optional: Gently cut off rounded portion so that heart cake is flat on both sides.
- Push a lollipop stick into each cake piece
- Melt candy melts according to instructions on the bag
- Use a small spatula to thinly coat each piece of cake. (You can use a butter knife if you don't have a spatula). Once coated place on parchment paper to harden. Optional: Add some heart shaped sprinkles to the top while they are still gooey.
- Allow the candy to harden completely before removing from the parchment paper. You can place them in the fridge to speed up the hardening process. They should be hard in 30 minutes or less.
- Place in individual cellophane bags or display on a plate. Be sure to store them in a cool dry place as the candy coating will melt if they get too warm.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g
Tips for making your cake pops:
- This is made with a classic pound cake recipe but you can use your favorite recipe.
- The cakes may try to spin on the stick so go slowly and it’s ok to stick the cake in the melts while you do most of the coating
- Be sure to shape the top or you will lose the heart shape
- The candy melts can easily be remelted if they harden before you complete your pops
- These do make quite large pops so buy a smaller mold if you prefer smaller pops
I hope you enjoy these fun Valentine’s Day cake pops!