Your kids will love making traditional cake pops

Have fun in the kitchen with your child with this easy cake pops recipe that even little ones can get involved in helping make.

 It’s important to add the sprinkles to your cake pops while the chocolate is still wet as it hardens quickly.

Getting busy in the kitchen is a great way to spend quality time with your child. Even at a young age, your tot can assist mom or dad with making easy and yummy recipes, such as these traditional cake pops.

Cake pops are a small round piece of cake coated with icing or chocolate and fixed on the end of a stick so as to resemble a lollipop.

We show you how to make cake pops with only a handful of ingredients and in under half an hour.


  • Prepared chocolate cake 
  • Chocolate frosting (amount depends on moistness of cake)
  • 500g milk chocolate
  • Sprinkles
  • Cake pop sticks


  • Make chocolate cake as per instructions on the box and allow it to cool. If you’re rushed for time, you can purchase an already-made cake.
  • Add cooled cake to a large bowl.
  • Crumble until it resembles fine crumbs.
  • Add the frosting a little at a time until the cake is moist and can hold a ball shape, but is still slightly crumbly.
  • Use your hands to incorporate the frosting into the cake crumbs.
  • Use a mini ice cream scoop and scoop out two balls of cake mixture.
  • Roll the mixture into a tight ball and place it on a plate.
  • Repeat until all the cake mixture has been rolled into balls.
  • Melt half the chocolate in the microwave.
  • Dip the tip of the cake pop sticks into the chocolate and insert them into the cake balls about half-way.
  • Freeze for about 20 minutes.

To decorate

  • Melt the remaining chocolate in a large cup, making sure the chocolate is deep enough to submerge the entire cake ball.
  • After removing the cake balls from the freezer, dip them carefully into the chocolate and allow any excess to drip off.
  • Add the sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet as it hardens quickly.
  • Stick the decorated cake pop into a Styrofoam block to allow it to set (you can place it in the freezer to speed up the setting time if necessary).
  • Store in a single layer, in an airtight container.

Top tip:  You can package your cake pops in clear treat bags tied with a ribbon if you plan on giving them as gifts.