Halloween is here and it's the perfect time for those deliciously spooky and cute treats. Starting us off this with this amazing cake pop recipe adapted from Kelly Bejelly. Happy Baking
- 2 cups Three Spades Cassava Flour
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cake Pop Tools:
- 12 white chocolate melting and dipping wafers
- 1 red gel natural food colouring paste
- 1 green gel natural food colouring paste
- 1 black gel natural food colouring paste
- Paint Brush
- Cake pop sticks
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a cupcake pan with 10 cupcake liners and set aside.
- In a medium bowl add the ingredients and mix with a spoon until completely combined. Starting with wet ingredients and combining with dry.
- Pour the batter in to the cupcake liners and place in oven.
- Let cook for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let cool.
- In mixing bowl add in the ingredients for the frosting and mix with a hand mixer. Set aside.
Making the Cake Pops:
- Crumble all the cupcakes into a large bowl, then start with ¼ cup of the frosting and mash everything together by hand. Form 20 x 2cm balls by rolling the mixture tightly between the hands. If the mixture is too crumbly, add more frosting a few tablespoons at a time. Too much frosting will create super sticky cake pops that are difficult to dip.
- Melt about ½ cup of white candy wafers according to their instructions. Dip a cake pop stick about one inch into the melted coating, then push it halfway through a cake pop. Repeat with each cake pop, then cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours.
- Melt enough candy wafers in a dish to a depth of at least a 1cm deeper than the cake pop’s size. In one motion, dip a cake pop until it’s completely covered and pull it back out, being careful not to stir the melted candy with the cake pop. Gently tap off any excess, and spin the cake pop if necessary to stop drips. After about 30 seconds, place a candy wafer on the cake pop to create the iris of the eyeball. Place in a cake pop stand or foam brick to harden, and repeat with remaining cake pops, keeping undipped cake pops covered at all times.
- Once cake pops are hard, mix the gel colours per the instructions. To get vibrant colours use less water - start with just a drop and mix with the powder thoroughly before adding more.
- Draw blood vessels using red gel with a paint brush, colour the iris with green, draw the iris using black, and use the remaining melted white candy wafers to create a reflection spot over each pupil.