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Boo-tiful (almost) Paleo Cake Pops

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A little bit of Halloween whimsy struck this morning. Plus, I woke up ridiculously early, so maybe I was just delirious. Either way, the result was these adorable cake pops. I’m testing out birthday cake recipes for my daughter’s upcoming birthday and decided to have a little fun.

If you are a paleo purist, you can stop reading right now. If you have a little wiggle room in your paleosphere, then read on. I’ve done all I can to make this cake pop recipe simple. So simple the kids can help. Whether they will or not is another story.

When my kids saw my fingers covered in chocolate, they offered to help, begged to help, actually. Then they decided they would rather just lick my fingers! Instead of, “Hey mom, can we have a fun, bonding time with you making these cake pops?” It was, “Hey, how about you do all the work and we’ll lick the chocolate off your fingers?” Forget about it buster!

So had fun making these cake pops. I do have a little cake pop making machine that makes this a total snap. I bought mine at a discount store years ago, but you can find a similar one here and here. I highly recommend these waffle iron type machines over the silicone molds. They are inexpensive, work really well, bake quickly and clean up easily. It’s not something you’re going to use everyday, but I’ve used mine at least once a year since I bought it. The convenience is worth the cost.

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This cake recipe is totally paleo and holds up really well as a cake pop. If you use a good quality chocolate to coat your little cake balls, such as Enjoy Life or Altar Eco, you can keep these totally paleo. I don’t know why, but I just prefer these little guys robed in white chocolate. I have not found a white chocolate that doesn’t contain soy so we take a little detour from the paleo trail and use Nestles White Chocolate Chips. They work well and taste great.

Have fun with these. See if you can convince your little goblins to get in the kitchen with you and make a mess (and some fun memories). Licking the chocolate off your fingers is the best part!

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Boo-tiful (almost) Paleo Cake Pops
Print Recipe
Fun and festive little bites of yumminess!
Servings Prep Time
30 cake pops 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
30 cake pops 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Boo-tiful (almost) Paleo Cake Pops
Print Recipe
Fun and festive little bites of yumminess!
Servings Prep Time
30 cake pops 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
30 cake pops 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: cake pops
Instructions
  1. Make cake batter by combining in a medium-sized mixing bowl: coconut flour, arrowroot, almond flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, maple syrup, honey and vanilla.
  3. Add wet mixture to dry and combine well.
  4. Preheat your cake pop maker according to manufacturers instructions. Once hot, spray lightly with cooking oil spray. Use a small cookie scoop or a teaspoon to spoon in just enough batter to fill the bottom molds. Close the lid. Read the instructions that come with your maker, but mine takes about 3 minutes to cook fully.
  5. I usually remove the baked cakes with my fingers, but you can use toothpicks as well. Just be careful not to squish them. Lay on a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. They're little so it won't take long.
  6. Meanwhile, melt your chocolate: place in a glass bowl (one bowl for chocolate, one bowl for white chocolate) and begin microwaving on half power in 30 second increments. Stir after each 30 second increment. Once fully melted, set aside and wait for your cake pops to be ready.
  7. Now the fun (and messy) part starts. Stir your chocolate again to make sure it is smooth and fully melted with no lumps. Sometimes, white chocolate can be difficult to melt. If yours is not melting smoothly, add a teaspoon of palm shortening at a time and stir that around. You cannot use butter. The water in the butter will cause the chocolate to seize.
  8. I work with one kind of chocolate at a time. So do all the white ones first or do all the brown ones first. Skewer each pop with your lollipop stick, coat in chocolate, then drizzle on your mummy stripes. If you are adding sprinkles or candy eyeballs, allow the chocolate to set for just a minute, then add your adornments.
  9. Now place your finished cake pops in the styrofoam and allow to set. You can speed up the setting process by placing them in the refrigerator. That's in case someone in your house is anxious to taste.
  10. That's it. Just coat with chocolate and decorate to your heart's content. These would be cute with white chocolate tinted orange to look like pumpkins. The skies the limit. Be creative. Be a kid again!
Recipe Notes

Extra tools to have on hand:

a block of styrofoam - You will need this to prop up your cake pops once dipped in chocolate. Or you can just lay them down on a piece of parchment. They will end up with a flat side, but it's just cake, so really, who cares?

Cooking Oil Spray - to coat the cake pop maker so your cake pops don't stick

Lollipop sticks - such as these

Additional decorations like colored sugar sprinkles or these fun sugar eyes (They are totally paleo. Ok, maybe not.)

 

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