Cassava Flour Cake Pops GF

Cassava Flour Cake Pops GF

A combination of cake and lollypop in one cute bite sized treat.


ingredients for gluten free cake

250 grams Three Spades Cassava Flour
250 grams Caster sugar
3 teaspoons Baking powder. Always be sure to check the label for GF brands.
 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
250 grams Butter Room temperature
4 large Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Buttercream frosting

120 grams Butter soft at room temperature
200 grams Powdered sugar Sieved
2 tablespoons double cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Cake pop coating

200 grams Candy melts (melted chocolate will also work well)


How to make gluten free cake pops

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C Prepare baking tin with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and xanthan gum.
  • Add eggs, soft butter, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined and lump-free.
  • Transfer the cake batter into your pre-prepared baking tin. Bake in the oven for approx 25-30 minutes. Check with a skewer and if it comes out clean then move the baking tin onto a cooling rack. 
  • Once fully cooled you can move on to make the buttercream.

How to make the Buttercream frosting

  • Beat butter until almost white and fluffy. I recommend using an electric beater or stand mixer.
  • Add the sieved powdered sugar gradually until combined. Then add the cream and vanilla extract. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Be sure to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl throughout beating the buttercream mixture as some of the ingredients will stick to the sides and not fully combine.

Making the gluten free cake balls

  • Once the cake has fully cooled in a large bowl break up the cake until it resembles a crumble.
    • Add the buttercream into the cake crumble and mix until the buttercream is fully combined with the cake crumble.
    • Make individual cake balls and place them on a lined baking sheet. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon to form the balls and then rolling with your hands will make this easier. Try to make the balls on the smaller side as they will be too heavy for the stick if made larger.
    • Place the cake balls in the fridge to set for approx 2-3 hours.

    Assembling the cake pops

    • Once the cake balls have chilled. Place the candy melts in a jug and melt in the microwave. (Check the melting instructions on the candy melts packaging)
    • Removing one cake ball out of the fridge at a time. Dip the tip of the lollypop stick into the melted candy and then into the center of the cake ball until it is halfway through.
    • Dip the cake pop into the jug of melted candy until the ball is fully coated. Gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl for any excess candy coating to drip back into the jug.
    • Secure the cake pop into the styrofoam block and top with sprinkles before the candy sets.
    • Continue to assemble each cake pop and then store in the fridge. The cake pops will keep for up to 4 days when stored in the fridge.


    Storage: The cake pops can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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