Memorial Day, Flag Day, & Fourth of July – a trifecta of patriotic holidays right around the corner, that is the perfect reason to whip up some delicious red, white, and blue cake pops!
Cake pops are a great dessert option for the summer – not only are they a crowd pleaser, they don’t require serving utensils – or even a plate – making them a no-fuss treat for picnics or parades.
How to make 4th of July Cake Pops
Red, White, and Blue Cake Pop Flavor Variations
So, I get it. Sometimes you just may not want to go through the trouble of baking a cake from scratch. I understand, (mom of 3 here…) I have used a cake mix from time to time, especially in times like then, when I’m adding other products in with the cake like jar cakes, cake pops, or even cakesicles.
How to Make Red, White, and Blue Cake Pops: Cake Suggestions
But, if you would like the flavor of the cake to stand out, then my friend; you will WANT a scratch cake. Any flavor cake can be made for this project, even gluten-free. Here are a few suggestions: Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe; Original Moist Banana Cake Recipe; or Easy As 1-2-3-4 Cake Recipe.
How to Make Red, White, and Blue Cake Pops: Buttercream Suggestions
Any buttercream or store-bought frosting can be used here as well. For a homemade version, here are a few suggestions: Easy Peanut Butter Buttercream; High Humidity Buttercream Frosting; or Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Frosting.
Either way, the flavor combinations are endless and I’m sure that the finished product will be phenomenal.
Allow the cake to cool completely after baking according to box directions.
Using a fork, crumble the entire cake.
Add frosting to the crumbled cake.
Mix well (I use my hands) until dough is able to be formed into balls.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Melt a small amount of white chocolate chips on low heat in the microwave stirring between each cycle for 10 seconds each until melted.
Dip the skewers into melted chocolate and then push them into the cake pops.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Melt remaining white chocolate chips using the same method as previous.
Roll each cake pop in melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drip oﬀ.
Add sprinkles quickly before chocolate hardens.
Chill before serving.
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