Friday, May 4, 2012

Strawberry Lemon Cake Pops on a Cloudy Day



Fridays shouldn't be cloudy, especially not in May.  Instead of puffy cotton ball clouds drifting through an electric blue sky, my view of the heavens looks much more like the backside of an elephant.  Don't get me wrong.  I like elephants, just not staring at their behinds.

So, how to insert cheer into a grey day?  The mall?  Overdone.  I could do something productive, but that would need to be laundry which doesn't sound overly cheerful.  How about some delightful little cake pops?  I've got that leftover lemon pound cake, so let's give it a go.  Sunshine on a stick!

Cake Pops

Ingredients:



1/2 leftover pound cake
1/2 pound of hulled (cut the tops off) strawberries
1/2 C of cream
1 box of strawberry flavored (sweetened) gelatin


1 bag white chocolate chips divided into 2 halves
2 tbs of vegetable oil divided in 1/2
Sprinkles

Directions:



Crumble cake into large mixing bowl

Puree strawberries (should equal about 1 C of puree).



Heat cream to a boil in pan.

Add gelatin to cream and stir.



Remove from heat and add strawberry puree.



Stir into crumbled cake and refrigerate for an hour.



Remove from fridge.

Take heaping tablespoons of mixture and roll into a ball.  Put them on a silpat or wax paper lined cookie sheet.



Put the cake balls back in the refrigerator for another 1- 1 1/2 hours.

After cake mixture has firmed up, prepare the white chocolate glaze.

Add 1/2 white chocolate to a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 20 seconds, stir, microwave for 20 seconds, stir, add oil & stir.



Dip cake in chocolate add sprinkles (chocolate dries quick so don't dillydally with the sprinkles) and let them set.  When you run out of chocolate, melt the other 1/2 of the bag the way you did the first.



Refrigerate until ready to serve.  If you don't mind cake pops with flat tops, you can stick them back on a silpat or wax paper lined baking sheet to set. If you don't want them like that, you can stick the sticks in a well anchored and well balanced block of foam from the craft store.  Of course, really you don't need sticks at all and you can call them truffles.  I'm gonna use decorative toothpicks.  Chef's prerogative, right?  And there you have it.  Sunshine on a stick (or no stick)!


8 comments:

  1. It was overcast earlier this week, gloom and doom. Creating in the kitchen does brighten things up a little. I love the blend of flavors here, I am sure these taste amazing! Yes I am still in the stone age and have never made cake pops, even though I do like to eat them. I like how you decorated these with the colored sugar and the butterfly toothpicks-very creative! Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. What nice things to say! It was my first time making them; it was fun. I let my kiddo do the sprinkles and the toothpicks :) You have a terrific weekend, too! And, thanks for visiting.

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  2. It is overcast here today and seems like it's just wrong on a Friday, like you said. But these ... sunshine on a stick ... I love it :-)

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    1. Well, here's to a sunny Saturday for us all! I think I'm ready for some real sun, now. :)

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  3. haha I never will look at grey sky the same. These cake pops look delicious and a lot of fun to make. strawberry and Lemon, perfection.

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    1. Ha! Thanks!! I just hope that elephant doesn't... Oh, never mind :D

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  4. I'm not waiting for a cloudy day to try these out! Look fun & yummy!

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    1. Thanks! Just don't give any to your diabetic friends.

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