Welcome to SpaaLife! My name is Tina, and I live in Sunny Florida! Just moved to Fort Myers to peruse my dreams in becoming a successful doctor. Since this blog isn’t about me and about the SpaaLifee, I will just stop there.
For the first blog post, I will dish out a yummy recipe that will make you celebrate with joy!
Strawberry Lemonade Cake Pops
- 1 Betty Crocker Strawberry Cake, mixed according to package directions
- 2 lemons
- 1 can Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3 cups pink candy melts
- 1/4 cup bright pink sprinkling sugar
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white sprinkling sugar
- 1Once cake is mixed according to package directions, add the zest of two lemons. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a microwave-safe 9×9 baking dish and microwave for 2-4 minutes, just until the cake springs back to the touch. Crumble the cake into a large microwave-safe bowl, and continue to microwave until the cake is fully cooked. Crumble and cool fully. Cook the remaining cake batter in like manner.
- 2Add a few spoonfuls of the frosting into the crumbled cake. Stir. Continue to add frosting, just until the mixture resembles the texture of Play-Doh.
- 3Roll the cake mixture into five 3″ balls. Slice each ball in half with a sharp knife, then slice each half into three “lemon slices”. Use your fingers to form each slice into nice shapes before dipping.
- 4Microwave the candy melts in a medium, deep-sided microwave-safe bowl just until melted. Stir until smooth. Dip the top 1/2″ of a sucker stick into the candy melts, then gently press it into the large end of a cake “lemon slice.” Repeat with remaining cake slices.
- 5Allow candy melts to harden completely around the sucker sticks. Then dip each cake slice into the candy melts, one slanted side at a time. (You’ll do the bottom next a different way so just do the top slanted sides for now.) Gently press a 1″ mini straw (i.e., coffee stir stick) into the top side of each slice, then press the bottom of the sucker stick into a piece of floral foam so the cake pop stands upright until the candy melts are hardened.
- 6When the sides are hardened, re-melt candy melts if necessary, and use a knife to spread candy melts on the bottom of each slice. Then sprinkle with the colored sugar. Return to the floral foam and allow to harden completely.
- 7Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and stir until smooth. Transfer to a zip-top bag, snip a small corner from the bag, then pipe triangles onto the straw-side of each pop to resemble a fruit slice. Sprinkle with white or clear sparkling sugar.
- 8Store cake pops upright by pressing sticks into floral foam. When completely hardened, they can be served or wrapped in cello candy bags for gift giving.