Cake Pops Cake in 10 Minutes

Cake pops are trendy. Cake pops are cute. Cake pops make a wonderful activity for kids of all ages. They neatly dispose of your cake leftovers, at the same time making your table elegant and exciting. Ever since Angie Dudley (AKA Bakerella) invented them in 2008, they spread like wildfire. And they are so ridiculously easy to make that I’ve always wondered why people weren’t making them all the time! Finally, I found the answer: laziness! Yes, Auntie Laziness from Russian folk tales who travels all over the world and visits us when least expected.

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Look, I had this piece of a leikach (for recipe, please click here), some peanut butter, and chocolate frosting – a perfect combination for delicious cake pops, the way I’ve made them with kids so many times, rolled in cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles, chopped walnuts, and coconut shreds. But Auntie Laziness picked this day to stop by. “Why bother making those balls? – she whispered in my ear,- why spend time rolling them and sticking them on those pesky sticks? It’s going to be eaten anyway, whether you roll, cut, or just dive into it with a big spoon!”

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“Oh, take a hike, Auntie, – I said, – go bug someone else. We are not even related!” And I went on crumbling the cake, getting it ready to be made into those cute pops.

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But she wouldn’t leave! She kept on buzzing, louder and louder, “Everyone is related to me, some closer, some not as much, but listen to me, just this once! Why do you need sprinkles-shminkles, walnuts and stuff? Choose one topping and make it stick!”

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To my shame, I listened to Auntie Laziness! I mixed cake crumbs with peanut butter and chocolate frosting, but instead of making balls, I used a cake tin to form a round cake. Then I stuck it in the fridge, just in case she got some other weird ideas.

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Meanwhile, despite her whining, I did roast a handful of coconut shreds. I had to make it pretty, after all!

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And it did look pretty when I sprinkled roasted coconut shreds on top of my Cake Pops Cake.

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It was delicious, too, just like cake pops, only cut, instead of rolled. And my Auntie Laziness finally left with a parting pearl of wisdom: “Laziness is an art of resting before getting tired.”

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of crumbled leftover cake (any cake will do)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate frosting
  • Optional vanilla extract (I had vanilla in the cake already)

PROCEDURE

  • Crumble cake very fine, add peanut butter and chocolate frosting, mix thoroughly.
  • Fill cake form, even the top, refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread shredded coconut on flat baking pan, roast for 5 minutes, stir, roast for 3 more minutes. Remove and let cool.
  • Sprinkle coconut shreds on top of the cake.

Enjoy!

 

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61 Comments Add yours

  1. Lol-great recipe, pleased you didn’t really listen to Auntie Laziness 🙂

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    1. Thank you, but I did! Although if I did have the little ones around, we would’ve rolled…

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  2. Nice read! The problem is in our household we NEVER have cake leftovers!

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    1. I sometimes hide them specifically for the purpose of making pops with grandkids.

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    1. Thank you, glad you like it!

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  3. Oh dear, Aunt Laziness and I are WAY too closely related!

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    1. As she says, everybody is related to her! And BTW, where is my e-mail with cat meme?

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      1. I just now have had time to breathe! Sick kids overnite makes for a busy Omie!!

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      2. I am sorry to hear that! Are they getting better now?

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      3. Not yet, Dolly, it seems like they’ve been sick for an eternity now. Only 2 weeks ,really. But, they had just been sick a month ago! Please pray for their health!

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      4. Oh the poor babies! I will pray for their speedy recovery!

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  4. cookingflip says:

    Being lazy helps us strategise how to do things quicker with the same [quality] result 🙂

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    1. Agreed! It develops ingenuity, and sometimes the results are even better.

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  5. What a great idea and so quick. Saves you a lot of rolling haha.

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  6. leebakers says:

    Now this really does look good. I want it!!!!!!!! I’m making it this week!

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    1. Thank you so much! Enjoy! Oh, and a little tip: if you are not planning to serve it to kids, a tablespoon of rum, brandy, or liqueur will enhance the flavor.

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  7. Lol! Great parting words!

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    1. Thank you! I related to them myself.

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  8. Aquileana says:

    Wow.. I´ll have to try this recipe! 😉 Happy holidays to you😀

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    1. Thank you dear! Let me know how it comes out, please. Happy holidays with many blessings to you and yours!

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  9. randyjw says:

    So much yum in one…

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    1. Thank you! And totally versatile: take any leftover cake, mix it with any frosting you like, add chopped nuts or chocolate chips if you want, add a few drops of rum or liqueur, if no kids are around, mix and enjoy.

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      1. randyjw says:

        And the coconut is the “icing on the cake”, so to speak. I love that!

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      2. It’s “the tropical touch”!

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      3. I am planning a big cake pops rolling event with grandkids for next Sunday. All it takes is several different toppings (cocoa powder, crushed walnuts, sprinkles, shredded coconut, etc.) and a bunch of lolly sticks. If you undertake this, you have to refrigerate them for a while, otherwise they fall off the sticks. Tried and proven!

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      4. Any flavor of pareve frosting the girls like. Pillsbury frostings are pareve, or you could make your own – any kind.

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      5. Enjoy, and I hope you post it!

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  10. I find it okay to do things differently sometimes and in this case, you didn’t even have any kids around you anyway 🙂
    It looks very easy to go to.

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    1. I was just tired, to be honest,and yes, it is really easy and quick.

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  11. Sumith says:

    Loved this cake Dolly. Great recipe and a great idea!!

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    1. Thank you, Sumith, but there is really no recipe. Take leftovers or whatever cake you have left, mix it with whatever you like and top it with whatever you have on hand – I wouldn’t call it a recipe!

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      1. Sumith says:

        Brilliant! Love these kids of dishe’s.

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  12. renedith says:

    I had not heard of Cake Pops before. Thank you again, for your wonderful presentation. You put so much of your heart into your creations, I know that ”all your dishes are delicious.”
    Hugz, ren

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    1. Dear Ren, I am so glad to hear from you! I’ve been following your journey, and I am very happy for you. As to cake pops, take my recipe (which is really no recipe, just some crumbled cake leftovers mixed with frosting and topped with anything you like!), roll little balls and put them on sticks. That’s cake pops for you! Many blessings and best holiday wishes for you and your son!

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      1. renedith says:

        Thank you so much and bless you! Enjoy your holidays also. 😀 Hugz!

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  13. This would be a great thing to do with my dried out carrot cake. I have never made them, but the girls are interested. Hmmmm.

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    1. Absolutely! Use any frosting you like and any topping or a combination of toppings the girls want. Tip: if it’s really very dry, add some orange juice to soften the crumbs before you mix in frosting.

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      1. Too bad I didn’t know about this before. Raizel really wants to make this. Good project.

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      2. Great – I am sure Raizel will have lots of fun, and Yaffa will take pictures.

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  14. portapatetcormagis says:

    This sounds really nice! There is one thing that I don’t understand though: What is leftover cake? Never heard of that 😉

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    1. Thank you for your comment! When you have a little of any food left, it’s called leftover. The same way, a piece of cake that is left from a cake is leftover cake.

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  15. 76sanfermo says:

    Oh my! Must be wonderful …And I love EASY recipes!
    Happy New Year !

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    1. Happy New Year, with many blessings and best wishes!

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  16. Oooh I love this blog!! 😍

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    1. Thank you so much dear! 🙂

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  17. Tabi Bee says:

    This looks like such a good recipe! I love cake pops! 😉 ❤

    https://busybeeblogweb.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/baking-yummy-cake-pops/

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    1. Thank you, dear Tabi! And I love your cake pops!

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  18. I haven’t iived on your planet very long so I will require a bit of assistance: where might I find this “leftover cake” of which you speak? Where I am from, home made sweets of any type barely make it out of the oven before they are gone. (teehee)

    I LOVED Auntie Laziness’s parting pearl of wisdom: “Laziness is an art of resting before getting tired.” She might be from my home planet – lol.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. This is a way to doctor up your brownies: crumble them up and go from there. Make whatever you like best: “potato” pastries or Cake Pop Cake.

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      1. lol – I knew that. I froze the brownies in the hopes I’d find something to do with them – and now I have TWO suggestions, thanks to you. Decisions, decisions! 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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