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 I 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.
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!