Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

Cake Pops are decadent little delights! But they are so time consuming to make that I only make them for very special occasions; like Canada Day! This recipe for Red Velvet cake pops is also perfect for holidays or parties. They are a few bites of delicious red velvet cake, on a stick, dipped in white chocolate that are the perfect sweet to enjoy with friends!

Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

Cake Pops Cooking Tips

While cake pops are a little harder to make than your average cake, I think they are one of the most fun recipes to involve the kids in! They will love baking a cake just to smash it up with frosting! Forming the balls can be a challenge to keep them from crumbling and to keep them in a nice shape, but with a little patience, even little hands can do it. Be sure to cool the cake completely for the best results.

Dipping The Cake Balls

Dipping the cake balls in melted chocolate will best be accomplished by an adult. It is important for a smooth finish to dip the cake pop in the melted white chocolate. Spooning it over will give it a very messy and clumpy appearance. 

Red Velvet Cake Pops Decorating Tips

This recipe makes a good amount of cake pops, but these are so good that no one will only want to eat one on a special day. So if you are going to celebrate with a crowd, you might want to double the batch. You could decorate these in any number of ways. There are so many fun sprinkles and decorative sugar options on the market that would really make these decadent little goodies pop! No matter how you decorate them, they are perfect for a sweet treat mid day, or a bite sized dessert after an afternoon BBQ.

You can find all of my Canada Day ideas here! You can also make these delicious Canada Day dessert recipes: Festive Canada Day Cupcakes and Canada Day Maple Leaf Cookies.

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!

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
  • Pam spray
  • Chocolate Frosting (homemade or store bought)

Equipment Needed

  • Package of cake pop sticks
  • Deep cookie sheet
  • Wire Whisk

How To Make Red Velvet Cake Pops

  • 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.
Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe in process
  • 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 cup chocolate frosting (recipe below) 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.
canada day cake pop 4 (Small)

Red Velvet Cake Pops White Chocolate Coating

Ingredients

  • 340 grams of White Melting Wafers

Equipment Needed

  1. Cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Double boiler or microwavable dish
Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe in process

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 red velvet 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 Red Velvet Cake Pops

Red 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

Equipment Needed

  1. Mixing bowl
  2. Mixer

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: Add Pop Rocks Strawberry Candy to decorate, so its like fireworks in your mouth!
Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops

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Canada Day Red Velvet Cake Pops Recipe

Lyne
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 too!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Keep in refrigerator 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian

Equipment

  • Package of cake pop sticks
  • Cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Double boiler or microwavable dish
  • Deep cookie sheet
  • Wire Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer

Ingredients
  

Cake Pops Recipe

  • cups flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 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

White Chocolate Coating

  • 340 grams White Melting Wafers

Royal Icing Drizzle

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tatar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 + cup powdered sugar
  • Red gel food colouring
  • Optional Pop Rocks Strawberry Candy to decorate so its like fireworks in your mouth!

Instructions
 

Cake Pop

  • 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.
  • 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 cup 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.

White Chocolate

  • 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.

Royal Icing

  • 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.
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

    • 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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

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

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

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