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Pumpkin Cake Pops/Balls. . .

I currently had cake balls for the first time at Melissa and Trevor’s wedding. It totally rocked my world so I asked for directions. They led me to Bakerella who is the master of cake pops/balls. She even has a book coming out next month!

Here is a rundown of how to make your own…

First acquire all necessary ingredients for a pumpkin cake (see my recipe at the end of this post). Natalie had to run to the neighbor to borrow an egg… apparently we were one short since we also made chocolate.

Next gather one super cute helper and mix up your cake and bake according to the directions.

Once your cake is done baking let it cool completely. Dump the cooled cake into a big bowl and mix with most of one tub of cream cheese icing. Some people do this with a spoon… I have to dig in and use my hands to get a good complete mix. Once your cake and icing is well combined, use a melon baller to create small uniform balls until all of the mix is gone. I put these in a the same 13×9 inch pan that I baked the cake in. I then put these in the fridge to cool for a few hours or the freezer for about 30 minutes.

While they are chilling I get the rest of my supplies ready for the fun part of decorating! For these pumpkin balls I used white almond bark. I microwave according to the directions and then place over a double boiler to keep warm while dipping.  I roll each into a ball and place on a lollipop stick. Dip in the almond bark and set in a styrofoam block to dry (kind of hard to get pictures of this part).

I used edible glitter dust to paint each before drizzling with almond bark.

Make sure you have a taste before you deliver!

Easy Pumpkin Cake recipe:

1 Box yellow cake mix, 2 1/2 cups pumpkin, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of each: ground cloves, nutmeg, ginger;         2 eggs.

Mix ingredients on low for 30 seconds then 2 minutes on medium high.

Pour into greased 13×9 inch pan. Bake 40 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).

Victoria Danielle - August 22, 2010 - 3:16 am

I LOVE pumpkin anything!! Thanks for sharing. These will make great holiday treats.

Candice - August 22, 2010 - 3:31 am

Omigosh, those look absolutely divine!!! I don’t totally believe you that they’re quite that easy, though. =) Thanks for sharing the secrets…and some scrumptious photos too. Love the ones of Natalie giving her thumbs-up and holding the box. =)

kasey justus - August 22, 2010 - 4:35 am

Amy-Rose– I love cake balls! i have made them with red velvet cake and they are awesome. Thanks for sharing I will be making these for the holidays too!!

Clare Taylor King - August 22, 2010 - 9:09 am

Super cute, thanks. I’m going to try these real soon. :)

Heather - August 23, 2010 - 2:54 pm

They look fabulous! And your daughter is too adorable!

Natalie - August 25, 2010 - 2:33 pm

You have the most creative way of capturing moments like these! I love Natalie’s pictures especially!

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LaKisha Smith - December 3, 2010 - 1:36 pm

These are really pretty! Thanks for sharing. I have a friend who absolutely loves pumpkin!

Emily Vollmeier - April 5, 2011 - 4:40 am

Can I ask what type of camera you use? These pics are amazing!

Oh also… how do you keep your almond bark from running when you drizzle it over them?

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Mary Ann - January 9, 2013 - 5:31 pm

When you paint the edible glitter dust on each, do you do so when they are hardened? If so, is it necessary to wet the chocolate first so the dust will adhere?
Thank you for the idea,, I am making them for a bridal shower and the bride to be loves pumpkin!

samantha - November 13, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Your instructions were a little unclear… so I assume I use all the ingredients for the yellow cake (water, veg oil, and 3 eggs) in addition to your ingredients? It looks awfully watery…

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