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Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

| June 26, 2015 | 25 Comments

Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops

 

Cake Pops are really time consuming in the kitchen, but are they well worth the time and effort! These Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops will surely have your family and friends asking you for the recipe. Get your kids to help you make them! Enjoy!

Happy Canada Day!

Cake Pops Recipe

Ingredients:

2½ cups flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder 
1½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp
¼ cup softened shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp Red Velvet extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp red gel food colouring
*Chocolate Frosting
Package of cake pop sticks

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Spray a large deep cookie sheet with Pam spray.
-Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
-Mix with a wire whisk.

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-In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
-Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract, and red gel food colouring.
-Mix well.
-Add flour and buttermilk, 1/2 of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
– Pour or scoop the batter unto the cookie sheet.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Completely cool the baked cake.
-Using a metal spatula remove the cooled cake from the cookie sheet and begin to break into pieces.
– Put these cake pieces in a large bowl.
-Add 1 C chocolate frosting* (either homemade or purchased) and using your hands mix cake pieces and frosting together forming a round ball. (About the size of a large gum ball.). Check to see if cake balls will hold and keep the ball shape.
-If so, make as many cake balls as batter will allow.
-Now using the cake balls sticks and melted white chocolate**.Dip one end of the stick into the* melted white chocolate.
-Put the cake balls into the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours.

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*Chocolate Frosting Recipe:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup cocoa powder
3 cup powder sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream

Choc. frosting D-2 (Small)

Frosting Directions:

-Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
-Add cocoa and powder sugar alternately with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
-If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar.

**White Chocolate Coating:

Ingredients:

340 grams of  White Melting Wafers

 

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Directions:

-Using a double boiler, or a microwave melt the white melting wafers. Stir frequently if you use a double boiler.
-Allow to cool completely.
-Dip the entire cake ball into the melted white chocolate and coat the entire cake ball by rolling the cake pop on it’s side to make sure that the cake pop is fully covered in the white chocolate. Try not to have spoon the melted chocolate on the cake pops as it will not give a smooth look.
-Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place each coated cake ball on it until dried.
-You can add additional decoration to each cake pop by adding sprinkles, coloured sugars, or the stripes with red icing***.
-Put in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes or until the white chocolate is hard.

 

Canada Day Cake Pop

 

*** Royal Icing Drizzle:

Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tatar
1 tsp almond extract
2 + cup powdered sugar
Red gel food colouring

Directions:

-Combine in a mixing bowl on medium speed for 4 minutes.
-Blend in the red gel food colouring and stir to mix colour.
-Scoop into a frosting bag with a small tip.
-Squeeze the icing out of the bag onto each cake pop, make decorations or lines like I did.

Optional Pop Rocks Strawberry Candy to decorate, so its like fireworks in your mouth!

 

Canada Day Cake Pops recipe

 

Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe
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Cake Pops Recipe
  1. 2½ cups flour
  2. 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  3. 1½ tsp baking soda
  4. ½ tsp salt
  5. ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp
  6. ¼ cup softened shortening
  7. 1 cup sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 tsp vanilla
  10. 1 tbsp Red Velvet extract
  11. 1 cup buttermilk
  12. 1 tbsp red gel food colouring
  13. *Chocolate Frosting
  14. Package of cake pop sticks
Chocolate Frosting Recipe
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  3. 3 cup powder sugar
  4. 3/4 cup heavy cream
White Chocolate Coating
  1. 340 grams of White Melting Wafers
Royal Icing Drizzle
  1. 2 egg whites
  2. 1/4 tsp cream of tatar
  3. 1 tsp almond extract
  4. 2 + cup powdered sugar
  5. Red gel food colouring
  6. Optional Pop Rocks Strawberry Candy to decorate, so its like fireworks in your mouth!
Cake Pop
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a large deep cookie sheet with Pam spray.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Mix with a wire whisk.
  5. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  6. Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract, and red gel food colouring.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add flour and buttermilk, 1/2 of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
  9. Pour or scoop the batter unto the cookie sheet.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Completely cool the baked cake.
  12. Using a metal spatula remove the cooled cake from the cookie sheet and begin to break into pieces.
  13. Put these cake pieces in a large bowl.
  14. Add 1 C chocolate frosting* (either homemade or purchased) and using your hands mix cake pieces and frosting together forming a round ball. (About the size of a large gum ball.). Check to see if cake balls will hold and keep the ball shape.
  15. If so, make as many cake balls as batter will allow.
  16. Now using the cake balls sticks and melted white chocolate, dip one end of the stick into the melted white chocolate **
  17. Put the cake balls into the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours.
White Chocolate
  1. Using a double boiler, or a microwave melt the white melting wafers. Stir frequently if you use a double boiler.
  2. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Dip the entire cake ball into the melted white chocolate and coat the entire cake ball by rolling the cake pop on it’s side to make sure that the cake pop is fully covered in the white chocolate. Try not to have spoon the melted chocolate on the cake pops as it will not give a smooth look.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place each coated cake ball on it until dried.
  5. You can add additional decoration to each cake pop by adding sprinkles, coloured sugars, or the stripes with red icing***.
  6. Put in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes or until the white chocolate is hard.
Royal Icing
  1. Combine in a mixing bowl on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  2. Blend in the red gel food colouring and stir to mix colour.
  3. Scoop into a frosting bag with a small tip.
  4. Squeeze the icing out of the bag onto each cake pop, make decorations or lines like I did.
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  1. CL Chin says:

    these look great but a bit time consuming. wonder if a cake pop kit would cut down on time.

    • Lyne says:

      I have a Cake Pop machine, but not sure the batter for these cake pops would work in the machine. You would have to try it out. You might also have to omit the chocolate frosting. Cake pops are time consuming even with a machine, but well worth the effort!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    these are bound to be a great hit on Canada Day with the little ones and with grown ups too 🙂

  3. Anne Taylor says:

    These look amazing and so festive! I wouldn’t want to eat them though because they look too perfect! Thanks for the recipe. They sound like a bit of work but the end result would be so worth it!

  4. kathy downey says:

    These look delicious it seems anything that looks this good is a lot of work!

  5. Lynda says:

    These look really good and very festive, but I’m not sure I have enough patience to make them though..lol

  6. mrdisco says:

    this looks absolutely heavenly

  7. kristen visser says:

    omg i am seriously drooling right now!! ahhh cake pops are one of my favs! I have such a sweet tooth. I need to get this a try (never made cake pops before but looks rather easy) thank you for the recipe and great presentation as well

  8. heidi c, says:

    My girls and I would have a blast making these. They are so pretty!

  9. kathy downey says:

    Soon as I get time I am going to try these

  10. Those sound beyond delicious!

  11. Laurie P says:

    These look incredible….definitely considering making some for an upcoming birthday, I think the girls would love them!

  12. Treen Goodwin says:

    oh yummy looks so good i’m drooling , i will def be trying these out for sure , thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  13. loriag says:

    Very fun cake pops. I keep thinking I have to make them, one of these days.

  14. Victoria Ess says:

    These are so festive and look great!

  15. kathy downey says:

    These are delicious i helped my daughter make them

  16. Rosanne Robinson says:

    These cake pops look really yummy and would be a huge hit at Christmas time around our house!

  17. kathy downey says:

    We are going to try these over the holidays

  18. Amy Lovell says:

    These look great! I really want to make cake pops for my daughters birthday party this year thanks!

  19. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This recipe is awesome, I’ve never seen these before and they look delicious

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