How to bake cake pops using cake mix and cake pop pans. These pans are now showing up in thrift stores and yard sales without instructions and clips. Or you were just given a set from a relative or friend that no longer wanted them.
I found a set of cake pop pans this fall at the thrift store. The set was missing it’s clips so I purchased some large bullfrog document clips from the office supply store. These were strong enough to hold the two pans together. The pan set was offered several years ago as a “seen on TV” promotions. To find the instructions and recipe to make these pops I searched you tube and found a video that gave the recipe. I have a rule not to turn down an unusual pan because I have no idea what to bake in it or no instructions and recipe.
I watched all the videos on making these and picked the recipe that gave the best results. There is many ways of finishing off your cake pops. Just research how to do that on the internet and pick what suits your needs.
I haven’t finished the pops because my grand daughter and I are going to have Nerdy Nummie Day later this week after she starts Christmas vacation. She has been watching Nerdy Nummie youtube videos for the last few years and talks about the goodies that get created. Cake pops is on the menu of treats we will be decorating.
Baked Cake Pops
To make the cake you need a cake mix and instant pudding mix. So if you are making chocolate cake pops you would choose both chocolate mixes. You need to add a extra egg so if your mix says 2 eggs you would actually use 3 or if it says 3 eggs you would use 4. You should use only half the liquid that is required for the mix. Substitute milk for water.
- 1 cake mix (any flavor)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 box instant pudding (3.5 oz.)
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray pans with baking spray. The spray must contain flour. The top pan with the holes have to be sprayed on both sides, because the batter will come out of the top and this makes it easy to remove the escaped batter.
Mix all ingredients with electric mixer except pudding on slow speed to moisten. Then add pudding mix and beat for 2 minutes. The batter will be very thick to make a dense pop. To make it easy to fill cavities, use a piping bag or baggie with a tip cut out.
Start in the center of the bottom pan and fill each cavity with batter. You will need to pile it up some so there is enough to fill up the cavity in the top pan. Other wise you will not get a round pop but one with half of cone shape. The batter will come out of the top regardless if you are generous or not. It is better to be generous so you have a round pop. When pan is full place the top pan on top and secure with clips. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 28 minutes. Pick over flowed cake off the top of pan. Remove top by inserting a butter knife under the lid and lift up so you can grab it. Pop should come right out. Cool and decorate by dipping in melted candy melts.