Football Cake Pops

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Football Cake Pops 

Football Cake Pops

The Super Bowl is just around the corner so it’s time for football cake pops.  {Or you can forego the lollipop sticks and make football cake bites.}  These cake pops would also be the perfect treat for a football-themed birthday bash or a football team party. 

Shaping the cake pops is easy.  Simply roll them into balls and then form them into the football shape with your fingers.  I typically use a basic white cake or chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting but you can use the cake/frosting combo of your choice.  Dark, semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips are all great options for the chocolate coating.

Football Cake Pops
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8+
Football cake pops are the perfect treat for the Super Bowl, football-themed birthday bashes and football team parties.
  • Cake, crumbled
  • Frosting, to taste
  • Chocolate chips or Wilton’s milk chocolate candy melts
  • White chocolate or Wilton's white chocolate candy melts
  • Lollipop sticks
  1. Once your cake has cooled, crumble it into pea-sized or smaller pieces.
  2. Mix in the frosting a spoonful or two at a time, adding just enough so that when rolled the cake mixture stays in balls without crumbling apart.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and then form them into football shapes.
  4. Place them on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
  5. Refrigerate them for 15-30 minutes.
  6. Melt a small portion of chocolate chips in a double-boiler. {If you don't have a double-boiler fill a medium-sized saucepan halfway with water and heat it over medium heat. Place the chocolate chips in a small saucepan and rest it inside the medium pan. As the water boils, stir the chocolate occasionally until it melts and is smooth.}
  7. Dip the ends of each lollipop stick into the chocolate.
  8. Immediately insert a chocolate-dipped lollipop stick into each football cake so that it is inserted about half way through the football.
  9. Place the football cake pops back onto the waxed paper and freeze them for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  10. Melt the remaining chocolate in the double boiler and pour it into a deep glass or bowl.
  11. Working with one cake pop at a time, dunk it in the chocolate and swirl it around until the chocolate covers the cake pop up past the point where the chocolate-dipped stick is inserted into the cake.
  12. Swirl it and tap off any excess chocolate.
  13. Place it in a short glass or in styrofoam with holes poked in it to allow the chocolate to harden.
  14. Melt the white chocolate in a double-boiler or the Wilton's white candy melts in the microwave.
  15. Transfer the melted white chocolate to a cake decorating bag fitted with a small, round tip.
  16. Once the chocolate on the footballs has hardened, pipe the football marks on each football cake pop.
  17. Place them in a short glass or in styrofoam with holes poked in it to allow them to dry completely.

Football Cake Pops

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