Valentine’s Day Cake Pops, super easy to make and so much fun! These are a great treat for a party or to gives as gifts!
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I love cake pops. They are so easy to make and so versatile.
I’ve shared in the past my easy chocolate cake pops and now I wanted to share these fun Valentine’s Day Cake Pops!
Some are heart shaped and some are the normal round shape! So fun!
If you are looking for more Valentine’s Treats don’t miss:
- Heart Shaped Cake
- Best Valentine Sugar Cookies
- Heart Chocolate Chip Cookies
- White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
What you need:
Cake Pop Stand or a Block of Styrofoam
Box of Cake Mix- I used vanilla then added pink food coloring to half to get white and pink
Extra Ingredients for Cake Mix- Water, Vegetable Oil, Egg Whites
Frosting- Store-bought or homemade both work fine!
Candy Melts- I used white, pink, and red
How to make cake pops cake?
- Grease cake pans
- Mix up your cake mix according to the direction on the box
- Bake cake then allow to cool
- Once cool crumble the cake and stir in frosting
How to shape cake pops?
Scoop spoonfuls of cake pop mix onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for 10 minutes. This allows the batter to be less sticky.
Remove from freezer and roll each spoonful into balls or press into a heart shape.
Gently press a cake pop stick into the bottom of each ball or heart.
How to decorate cake pops?
Melt candy melts in a microwave safe bowl, in the microwave, stirring every 30 second at 50% power (this prevents candy melts from burning and getting hard).
Dip each cake pop into the melted candy melts, then add sprinkles right away, or allow to harden and drizzle or draw a heart with a different colored candy melt.
How to store cake pops?
Store cake pops in the fridge in an airtight container or ziplock baggie until ready to be eaten. Best eaten within a week.
What is your favorite way to decorate cake pops? Let me know in the comments below!
Watch how to make this recipe!
Valentine’s Day Cake Pops
- Cake Pop sticks*
- Styrofoam Block or a cake pop holder
- 1 box Vanilla Cake Mix
- 1 Cup Water
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 egg whites
- Pink Food Coloring- optional
- 16 oz vanilla frosting store bought, or homemade
- 12 oz candy melts* at minimum
- Sprinkles or Other Candy Melts for decorating- optional
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease two 9 in cake pans.*
- Combine the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl.1 box Vanilla Cake Mix, 1 Cup Water, ½ cup vegetable oil, 3 egg whites
- Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides when needed.
- Pour half of the batter in a prepared baking pan, add pink or red food coloring to the remaining, stir until completely mixed in, then pour that batter into the second cake pan.Pink Food Coloring- optional
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Allow cakes to cool, then crumble* and place each color in a large bowl.
- Add 1 cup of vanilla frosting to each bowl and stir until well combined.16 oz vanilla frosting
- Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet, then freeze for 10 minutes. This will allow the batter to set up enough to roll into balls or hearts without being super sticky.
- Once set, roll each spoonful into a nice ball or shape into a heart (see post above on how to do that), stick a cake pop stick in each one, then return to freezer.
- Melt candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Melt on 50% power stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.12 oz candy melts*
- Dip your cake pops in the melted candy melts and then press the cake pop stick into the Styrofoam. * If you are wanting to add sprinkles, I recommend adding them pretty soon after dipping, otherwise the candy melts will set up and the sprinkles won’t stick.Sprinkles or Other Candy Melts for decorating- optional
- Once all are dipped and the shells are hardened you can add a second color as strips, or drawing a heart by melting more candy melts of a different color, placing in a Ziploc bag/piping bag, cutting the tip off, then drizzling on.
- *I used white, red, and pink candy melts to dip the cake pops into, and then used leftover to decorate.
- I made 24 cake pops, but depending on how big you make them you may get a few more or a few less.
- If you aren’t dyeing the batter, you can bake everything in a 9x13 pan.