How To Bake Cake Pops

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

  • Servings: 36 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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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.




10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheryl says:

    This sounds like a really fun activity to do with your granddaughter.


  2. I am going to makes these with my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. M.B. Henry says:

    I’ve always wanted to try making these! 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks for your comment.

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  4. No pop trays here to buy .Can try but need a cover to stop expanding I suspect. Looks ever so good. Thank you for reading my weekly blogs but please subscribe and not have to look for them you will be informed each time one is published.

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  5. thank you for your time reading my blogs .

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  6. I did subscribe long time ago it tells me now as is try subscrbing

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I had trouble this week also with subscribing to some posts like you did. I have not posted for over 6 months because of family issues. When I started to post again, there were blogs I could give a like to and there was others that the like would not show after I clicked on like. I finally figured out it was because I had to change my pass word to my email in December and I needed to match it up with wordpress. I had forgotten about that. I have had this blog for 10 years so you probably subscribed some time ago. I do this as a hobby and take breaks, then come back when I have time.

      These cake pop pans were an item sold about 15 years ago and promoted on television. They are now showing up in resale thrift shops with out instruction at a very cheap price. I spent time researching how to use them and decided others might need recipes and baking instructions. As it turns out I was right, I get views on this post almost everyday. My stats on this post shows that the traffic is coming from internet searches and the Pinterest Board.

      I subscribed to you a year or two ago because I like reading history. I get a notice in my email when you post a new article. I will go back and find some of the ones I missed this past year.

      Thanks for your comments.


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