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.

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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. After all, according to https://foodimentary.com, February 1 is a National Cake Pops Day!

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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!

36 Comments Add yours

  1. spearfruit says:

    Great idea and a lot easier to make! Thanks Dolly

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Gary!

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    1. Thank you so much, beautiful young ladies!

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  2. purpleslob says:

    Auntie Laziness is closer to me than my mother! (Almost.) Sage advice!

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    1. Keep her by your own side, my purple friend; I don’t want her here! 😻

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      1. purpleslob says:

        Lol, I don’t think she’s leaving anytime soon!

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      2. But you are doing an excellent job telling her to shut up when you’re cleaning the house!
        BTW, I am still not getting your posts! What’s with WP?

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      3. purpleslob says:

        IDK, I sure wish I could figure it out. I’m so sorry!

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      4. Together, you and I should form a committee of techno-idiots and pressure WP to get its act together!

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      5. purpleslob says:

        Right??!! They need to have a phone number, or at least an email, where you can ask questions!

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      6. In English! And get answers in English!

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  3. lifelessons says:

    But the actual cake looks so good! I’m with Auntie. But the pops do look cute, I agree.

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    1. Thank you, Judy! The cake looked good because my husband decorated it, I think. But rolling those pops with grandkids is always fun!

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  4. I’d hardly call that laziness

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    1. Thank you, Derrick, but in my book it is.

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  5. Next time i have leftover cake, which is not often, i will try this. Auntie Laziness is sometimes smart and the mother of inventing easier ways to get things done.

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    1. You’re so right, dear Mimi! Thank you for your lovely comment!

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  6. Aunt Laziness and I are closely related (LOL). ❤

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    1. Aha, so it was you who sent her to visit me! Thank you for stopping by, dear Anna!

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  7. Thank you very much, Dolly! Invented in 2008? Great, it was only last year that we got to know. Its seems to me here in Germany we are a little bit “behind the moon”. LoL Thanks for the great recipe, and the fantastic historical research. Have a beautiful week. Michael

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael! You too, have a great week!

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  8. That sounds and looks so delicious. I’m sure I’m gonna try that out. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Kerin – enjoy!

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  9. debz3163 says:

    I’m with Aunty Laziness, I find cake pops incredibly fiddly and messy to make, this looks much easier!

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    1. I find cake pops a great activity for younger grandkids, and the mess on their cute faces just makes them all the cuter! For adults – yes, this is much easier and produces the same result. Thank you for your kind comment, dear Deb!

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      1. debz3163 says:

        I think it’s because I once had an order during a heatwave! Trying to temper the chocolate was a nightmare! I haven’t yet been blessed with grandchildren, my two are far too busy enjoying themselves…I can’t blame them, I know all too well that life can change in an instant. They are making the most of every opportunity. They’re happy, healthy and successful. I’m a very proud Mummy 😍

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      2. Many blessings to you, proud Mummy, and to your children as well!

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    1. Thank you, and happy belated Love Day, dear purple person!

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  10. susieshy45 says:

    Good you sent her packing, Dolly. I have never eaten cake pops though I think I might have seen them in shops.
    Susie

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    1. LOL Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear Susie!

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