Monday, February 6, 2012

Ready for some sugar?? .....Cake Pops!

I know!
Crazy huh?
  Am I really putting cake pops on this blog?? ya- the real cake pops are sorta against my religion. :) But February is a big birthday month. We have two in our family, so the sweets come out. I'm always attempting a new way to make something better for us. I hope I've found it!

I still used white  flour and white sugar (gasp! - I know) but at least its not these:
These are the two ingredients that make up typical cake pops.
Cream cheese frosting and Cake mix!

Do you see those ingredients? tons of stuff you can't even pronounce AND partially hydrogenated oils - 

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake Pops (FROM SCRATCH!!)
Adapted From HERE

Birthday Party Football pops :)


One Yellow Cake Mix (recipe below)
1/2 C water
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 Egg white (or egg replacer)
1 C Mashed Ripe Bananas
1 C Mini Chocolate Chips

Yellow Cake Mix:

2 C All Purpose Flour (feel free to try white whole wheat)
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 Tbl Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 C non fat Dry milk powder

Blend well. Place in 9x13 pan and bake for 35-40 minutes. Let the cake totally and completely cool. (maybe even over night)

Take cake and break into bowl with fingers. Using a fork Stir in about 1/4-1/2 C of Cream Cheese frosting:
Recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting:
5 oz of Neufchatel cheese or Low Fat Cream Cheese
1/4 C of Honey or agave to taste.

Roll mixture into balls. I shaped mine into little footballs for a birthday. Melt Dark chocolate in microwave. Dip cake pop sticks in chocolate and push into cake balls - go pretty far. They should stick straight up. Do this to all balls and then freeze for about an hour.

Melt Dark chocolate chips in microwave with a little coconut oil. Or buy the prepared chips at a craft store that are made for melting (this will insure a positive result - but won't be as good for you). Dip each cake ball in chocolate until fully covered, tap on side of glass to let excess drip off. Poke sticks into a styrofoam block while the chocolate sets up. Once hard, decorate as desired and ENJOY!!!!

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