Homemade Cake Pops Recipe

Create your own delightful cake pops at home with this simple recipe that’s perfect for parties, celebrations, or a fun baking project with the kids. Using just a few ingredients like a box cake mix, store-bought frosting, and melting chocolate, these cake pops are as easy to make as they are fun to decorate and eat!


  • 1 box Cake Mix (any flavor)
  • Ingredients required on the cake mix box (usually eggs, oil, water)
  • 1 carton (about 2 cups) Frosting (store-bought or homemade)
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • 2 1/4 cups Melting Chocolate or Almond Bark
  • Sprinkles or Nonpareils (for decoration)


  1. Prepare the Cake: Bake the cake as directed on the box. Allow to cool completely.
  2. Mix Cake and Frosting: Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl. Gradually add frosting and mix until moist and easily formable.
  3. Form Balls: Roll the mixture into ping-pong sized balls using a small cookie scoop for even sizes.
  4. Insert Sticks: Melt about 1/4 cup of the almond bark or chocolate. Dip the tip of each stick into the melted chocolate and insert into the cake balls. This helps the stick stay in place.
  5. Freeze: Place the cake balls on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 1 hour to firm up. This prevents them from breaking when dipped in chocolate.
  6. Dip in Chocolate: Melt the remaining 2 cups of chocolate or almond bark. Dip each frozen cake ball into the chocolate, gently shake off excess, and sprinkle with nonpareils.
  7. Dry: Place the dipped cake pops in a styrofoam block or a box with holes to dry upright.


  • Ensure the cake balls are firm and cold before dipping to maintain their shape.
  • Customize the cake and frosting flavors to suit the occasion or personal taste.
  • Decorate with colored sprinkles to match party themes.

Prep Time

2 hours (including freezing time)

Cook Time

According to cake mix box

Total Time

Approximately 3 hours (depending on the cake mix)


Approximately 20-24 cake pops










Q: Can I use any flavor of cake mix? A: Yes, any flavor works! Choose your favorite or try new combinations.

Q: What if my cake pops fall off the sticks while dipping? A: Make sure they are completely frozen and dip the sticks in chocolate before inserting them into the balls, which acts as a glue.

Q: How long can I store these cake pops? A: They can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or refrigerated for longer freshness.


Making cake pops at home is a fun and easy way to enjoy a customizable, tasty treat. Whether you’re planning a special event or just want to make something sweet, these cake pops offer a creative and delicious way to express your culinary creativity. Enjoy the process and the delightful results!

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