Jasmin Fine from 1 Fine Cookie shares her recipe for these adorable and delicious cake pops that are sure to wow. They are a work of art, and take a little time to create, but they dessert payoff will be well worth it.
For the Cake
- 1 1/4 cup cake flour
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 1 dash of salt
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 bottle beer (Don't use anything too watered down. It will make the cake too wet)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
For the Frosting
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
- 4-5 tablespoon beer
For the Pops
- white chocolate
- green candy or chocolate dye
- fondant mixed with blue coloring, or airheads
- mini cupcake liners
- clean, thin, paint brush or toothpicks
- lollipop sticks
- golf ball lollipop mold
- Cream butter and brown sugar in a mixer.
- Add eggs one at a time, until mixed.
- Mix dry ingredients together. Pour in ¼ of the dry ingredients and mix. Then, pour in some of the beer and mix.
- Continue alternating until all ingredients are mixed in.Bake at 325° until a toothpick comes out clean. This depends on the beer you use. Mine took about 45 minutes.
- Allow cake to cool and in the meantime, prepare your frosting ingredients.
- Cream the butter and about a quarter of your sugar.
- Then, just as you did with the cake, alternatively add some beer and then sugar. If it seems to wet, then add more powdered sugar. If it is too dry, then add more beer.
- Once everything is cooled, crumble the cake. Mix in the frosting, a little at a time until it is moist but not too wet. Throw in the bacon as well.
- Mold into little round balls that will fit inside the molds, but still leave space for the chocolate.Once they are chilled grab your golf ball lollipop mold and lollipop sticks.
- Push sticks into the cake balls. Melt white chocolate in 10-15 second increments in the microwave, stirring in between. Spoon a little chocolate into the molds, then place cake ball inside. Press cake ball down so it is in firmly.
- If the chocolate does not reach the top of the mold, then remove cake pop and add a little more. If it is too much, then use a wet paper towel to skim off the excess that has popped over the top of the mold. Once fully dry, carefully remove pops. Melt more chocolate and place the other exposed side in.This is optional but I used a clean, thin paintbrush to wipe off the excess bit that pops out. This is a paintbrush I only use for food. Not paint.
- Once they are all dry, take out blue airheads or blue fondant. If you ae using airheads, melt in microwave for about 10 seconds. Tear in half and mold under the golf ball so that it looks like a golf tee.
- For the grass, melt some white chocolate with green candy/chocolate dye. You can melt in microwave in 15 second increments, or create a double boiler.
- Spoon a little chocolate into each cupcake liner. Fill the green chocolate into a plastic sandwich bag, and snip a very thin hole on one of the bottom corners. Use it to pipe little grass blades up the sides of the cupcake liners.
- Once the chocolate on the bottom is hardening, I use a lollipop stick to poke a hole in the center.Once they are dry, I slide the pops onto the grass. You may need to use the tip of a knife to break the hole open a little.
- Then melt a bit of green chocolate in the microwave, and use a paintbrush or toothpick to plug up (or secure) the hole in the grass.This helps the grass stay on the lollipop stick.