Cake pops are amazing…we all know that. But if you want to take your dessert game to the next level, you’ll want to try our cakesicles recipe! These are cake pops in the oval-like shape of everyone’s favorite summer treat: popsicles. Combine your cakesicles with adorable sprinkles and edible glitter like we’ve done, and you have yourself a unique little snack!
There’s a saying that applies to many life situations, including baking and cooking: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
And normally, we fully agree. When you find a recipe that works, there’s no need to change perfection, right? Cake pops, for instance, are already wonderful bite-sized pieces of joy. Yet we still had the feeling we could push the cake pop envelope…
So we created this cakesicle recipe! These are just like cake pops—compacted cake under a candy melt shell—except in the shape of a popsicle. With cakesicles, there’s more to eat than in a cake pop and more room to decorate for a special occasion. Lots to love here!
As always, too, the recipe is simple (simpler than cake pops, even!) and the ingredients ordinary. This is a treat anyone can make at any time of the year. You’ll only need a few special tools, like a cakesicle mold, to shape your cakesicles…and, of course, your favorite sprinkles.
Let’s dig in!
- Baked cake/cupcake: Self-explanatory, we think! Grab your favorite flavor, so long as it pairs well with chocolate.
- Buttercream frosting: This will hold your crumbled cake together.
- Candy melts/almond bark: These form the outside of your cakesicles. For this recipe, we’ll be using white chocolate melts or bark for the outside layer, and colored candy melts to drizzle on top for decoration.
- Sprinkles: Today we’re using our gloriously colorful Sunset Strip Sprinkles mix. Of course, we have alternatives for special occasions in our Variations section down below.
- Glitter: Edible glitter? Don’t mind if we do! We’re using Pink Edible Glitter to make sparkly, shiny cakesicles in this recipe.
- Cakesicle mold: For the cakesicle shape! Our mold is super easy to use.
- Acrylic sticks: Popsicles aren’t popsicles without the sticks, after all, and cakesicles are no different. These pretty yellow sticks will tie your cakesicles together.
- Fall Crispies with Tangerine Orange glitter for the fall or Halloween,
- North Pole Mix with Cherry Red glitter for winter or Christmas,
- Valentine Nonpareils with Light Pink glitter for a sweet Valentine’s Day,
- or use every glitter in our Patriotic Set for a sparkly 4th of July!
Feel free to use other kinds of chocolate besides white chocolate, too! Milk or dark chocolate would taste wonderful, for instance. You could even experiment with orange chocolate or mint chocolate if you’re feeling adventurous…
Here are some answers to a few questions we’ve gotten about this recipe…
How many cakesicles does this yield?
About 24. Perfect for a party or any other get-together!
How long does this recipe take to put together?
You’ll need 45 minutes max for prep, and then another 60-90 minutes for the cake pops to chill the cake mixture. This is not a quick recipe, we’ll admit, so it’s not great for last-minute planning, but it’s still very easy to cook up the morning before you need it!
What kind of buttercream frosting do you recommend?
We have a great recipe right here! It’s a no-brainer. You can also use store-bought frosting, of course, but homemade always tastes better, don’t you think?
We always love sharing recipes that are variations on a well-known treat, and our cake popsicles are no exception. In the comments below, please let us know how you enjoyed your cakesicles! (Or if you had trouble making them because we can probably help.) We’d love to hear from you, as always.
It’s always a good time for cake, you know? Always. And so if you’re in the mood to make more cake, try these recipes of ours:
- Cake Pizza
- Rainbow Sprinkle Cake
- Tray Bake Cake
- How To Make Square Cupcakes With Round Cupcake Liners
- Fruit Kabobs, Banana Split Style
- ● Baked cake or cupcakes, crumbled
- ● ⅓ cup buttercream frosting
- ● 1 container (16 oz) white candy melts or white almond bark
- ● Colored candy melts
- ● Sprinkles
- ● Glitter
- ● Cakesicle mold
- ● Acrylic sticks
- Crumble cake and add to stand mixer
- Add frosting and mix well until mixture sticks together well when squeezed
- Add a spoonful of melted chocolate to the cakesicle mold and using the back of the spoon coat the sides of the mold. You can also
use a paintbrush to fill in any gaps and smooth the chocolate out
- Place in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes
- Repeat with another layer of chocolate and chill for
another 15-20 minutes
- Fill the mold with cake mixture, pushing into the mold
firmly. Leave about ⅛ inch space
- Add acrylic stick into the opening on the mold, then chill for 15-20 minutes
- Cover the cake with another layer of melted chocolate
and scrape off any excess with an offset spatula
- Chill for 20-30 minutes, longer is fine
- Carefully remove the cakesicle from the mold by gently
pushing the top first then remove the cakesicle
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Melt colored candy melts in a small microwave safe bowl for 1 minute, stir and continue heating for 20-30 seconds until chocolate is almost melted. Continue stirring until completely smooth
- Transfer chocolate to plastic squeeze bottle
- Tip: to keep chocolate warm while you melt additional
colors, add bottle to a container with very hot water
- Pour sprinkles into small dish to make it easier to use
- Dust cakesicle with glitter for extra shine
- Drizzle cakesicle with melted colored chocolate and
immediately add sprinkles
- Let set to harden about 15 minutes
- Store in airtight container