Insanely Fudgy Chocolate Cake Pops

2 Apr

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Cake pops are definitely going to be the new cupcake soon, especially if they all turn out anything like these ones. The only word to describe these is AMAZING! They are really fun to make and decorate and would be ideal to give kids the brownie and ganache mixtures and just let them run amuck! Not only are they ridiculously fun to make but they also taste like a combination on the best truffle you have ever had along with the best chocolate fudge cake you have ever had and then dip it all in melted chocolate and sprinkles! 🙂 I know, just go check now if you have all the ingredients!

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Insanely Fudgy Chocolate Cake Pops (Makes about 30 pops)

1 cup butter

2 1/4 cups caster sugar

1 1/4 cup good quality cocoa powder

1/2tsp salt

1tsp baking powder

1tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups plain flour

  • Preheat the oven to 175ºc/350ºf and grease and line a 9″ x 13″ tin.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan or a bowl in the microwave. Once melted, stir in the sugar and either return to the heat or the microwave and heat until the sugar is more dissolved and the mixture comes away from the sides when you stir it.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time until they are all incorporated and you have a smooth glossy mixture.
  • Fold in the flour then pour into the prepared tin and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35mins or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out with only a few moist crumbs on it.
  • Let cool completely then crumble into a large bowl and set aside to make the ganache.

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Ganache:

200g dark chocolate

250ml fresh pouring cream

2tbsp caster sugar

  • Break the chocolate into a glass bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the cream and sugar in a small pot over a medium heat until just under the boil.
  • Pour onto the chocolate pieces and whisk until all the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Leave to set in the fridge for 30mins-1hr or until it is quite a thick consistency.

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To Prepare the Cake Pops:

about 30 lolly pop sticks or skewers cut in half

200g milk/white chocolate

an upside down box with holes big enough to fit the lolly pop sticks in them

sprinkles and cocoa powder to decorate

  • Mix the ganache and crumbled brownie mixture together in a large bowl. Use your hands to smoosh the ganache and brownie together until it starts to stick together and form lumps.
  • Then pick up pieces of the mixture and shape them into balls roughly the same size as a golf ball and place on a plate.
  • Once all the mixture has been shaped into balls, stick a lolly pop stick into each one and chill in the fridge for about 1hr.
  • Melt and chocolate in 30sec bursts in the microwave stirring between each interval until fully melted and smooth.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the melted chocolate onto the chilled cake pops then dust them with sprinkles or cocoa powder.
  • Stick them in the upside down box and leave to set.
  • Then gobble them all up as fast as you can because they won’t stay long!

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