Friday, December 21, 2012

Skinny Cake Pops

I've never made cake pops before so when I stumbled onto this recipe I had to give it a whirl.

I got a Babycakes cake pop maker for Christmas last year and decided it was about time I used it.

It took a little trial and error to get the pops to look like pops instead of Jupiter

The trick is...don't fill the Babycake maker too much! A friend on facebook also told me to reuse an empty mustard or ketchup bottle next time and pour the batter using it instead- genius!

After a few rounds, I finally got the size right

The cake part is butter or oil! Just greek yogurt. Of course, after it's dipped in chocolate it's not quite as healthy but I like to just think of it as naughty and nice!

16.5 oz package yellow cake mix
6 oz plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 cup water
1/2 cup egg beaters
1 tsp vanilla extract
48 oz Baker's white chocolate
Tub of vanilla frosting

Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined.

Follow the directions on the Babycakes cupcake maker for cooking time.

Once they're cooked, refrigerate the cake balls for about 45 minutes. This helps the chocolate stick to the cake.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to package directions. Add the frosting to the chocolate and microwave for 1 minute.

Dip the cake pops in.

Throw some sprinkles on quickly before the chocolate hardens!

The original recipe just calls for white chocolate without the frosting and I may try that next time- mine came out a bit TOO frosted, if there is such a thing :)

If you have a good frosting recipe for cake pops- leave me a comment below!

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