Cake Balls or Cake Pops have been around for a while – but are only just “arriving” in Germany, Starbucks is serving them and a couple of bloggers have posted recipes – but considering that no one in my office had ever heard of them I can safely say that these little beauties are sure to impress when ever you make them – as long as you are in Germany! If you want to see the full range of what’s possible with cake pops out check out bakerella.
Firstly bake a cake – a simple pound cake (ger. Kastenform) will do perfectly then let it cool completely. Next you have to turn it into fine crumbs – easily done with a food processor but using your hands works perfectly well. For the next step I have seen various possibilities, but my favourite is plain cream cheese – roughly one tub for one pound cake. Stir it in and combine using your hands. Next form little balls. If you like you can put these on lollipop sticks (thus transforming cake balls into cake pops) – place in the refrigerator while you melt the chocolate in a bain marie. Dip each cake ball in the chocolate… and finished. It’s as easy as that! So far I have tried lemon cake with white chocolate and with white chocolate and dark chocolate. I am planning on getting more adventurous in the near future and will keep you posted.
(Finding lollipop sticks in Germany can be quite tricky, I ordered mine from Pralinenwerkzeug)
The photographs are of my engagement cake balls for C. – congratulations Sweetheart!