Heart Shaped Cake-Pops

Fabulous February …the month of love .

This month is my favorite. Its my birthday month, and valentines month .I am crazy about heart shape and expression of love, so all my friends and family say that this is my month.

Heart Shaped Cake Pops are an easy and simple to prepare cake pop recipe which doesn’t require icing or frosting.  The crumbs of basic vanilla or chocolate sponge cake is used to prepare this cute looking cake pops. Try this easy dessert for the coming Valentine’s Day and impress your loved ones.

INGREDIENTS:
1 basic vanilla cake (baked cake )
1/4 cup whipped cream (we will use as required)
color sprinkles, for decoration
Dark chocolate 1/2 cup
small heart shaped cookie cutter
6″ lollipop sticks

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Crumble your cake using a food processor or stand mixer for at least 3 minutes. If your cake is very moist, the cake may begin to make a play-doh like consistency without the addition of whipped cream  frosting.
  2. Once the cake is fully crumbled, add your whipped cream  1 Tablespoon at a time, fully mixing for 1 full minute after each addition. Continue until the consistency resembles Play-Doh. It should easily be rolled into a ball without cracking or falling apart. If it does, add more buttercream.
  3. Knead the dough a few times, and roll it out to a 1/2″ thickness. Cut out your heart shapes using the cookie cutter, carefully pushing the shape out of the cutter. Place the hearts in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. This can be done the night before and left in the refrigerator overnight. Let the hearts sit out at room temperature for 5 minutes before dipping. You want them cool to the touch, but not very cold.
  5. Place dark chocolate  into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir until the bowl is no longer hot. Repeat until the chocolates are melted.
  6. Dip and decorate your cake pops. Dip the end of your stick into the melted chocolates, then insert into the bottom of the heart using a slight spinning motion. Dip into the chocolate, fully submerging. If the heart falls off the stick at this point, the stick may have not been inserted far enough into the heart. You can also let the melt set and act as a glue before dipping the heart.
  7. Gently tap off any excess chocolate and drizzle heart sprinkles. Place into a stand (styrofoam blocks or thermacol work well) and let set.

Yippee. Hearts are ready to eat.

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