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Homemade Cake Pops!! Mmmmm!! October 3, 2012

I Found this recipe on cake pops and had to share!! I know its not organic like the other recipes, but i know you will enjoy!!

 

Cake Ball Mix

 

What you need
1 batch red velvet cake                                                                                        8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon milk (or more, as necessary)

Bake the cake and let it cool completely on a rack. The cake should be moist for it to stick together. It’s best to let it cool overnight at least. When it is completely cool, break the cake into a large bowl. Crumble it with forks or your fingers until it is in fine crumbs.

In a separate bowl, whip the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and milk together until smooth. Pour into the cake crumbs and mix with a spoon. Then continue mixing with your fingers, kneading and mixing until fully incorporated into the cake. Check to see if it will roll into a ball.

When the mix is completely done, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm. You can leave the mix refrigerated for several days at this point. I left mine in the fridge for about three days before making the balls. You could probably also freeze this.

Making Cake Pops

What you need
Lollipop sticks (found at Michael’s, JoAnn’s, or other craft stores)
12 ounces chocolate chips
12 ounces white chocolate bark
Edible wax, optional
Colored sugars, candies, and other decorative sprinkles

How to make the balls
Prepare two large baking sheets by covering with wax paper or parchment. Take a bit of the cake mixture and roll it into a smooth ball. If you want to use the lollipop sticks, stick one into the end of each ball, pointing upward, as you put the ball back down on the sheet. [Note: I cut the long lollipop sticks in half; they seemed a little long for the size of the balls.] Repeat until you’ve used up all the mixture. As each sheet fills up, put it in the freezer so that the balls harden.

How to decorate the cake pops
Melt chocolate or white chocolate in a double boiler on the stove. If you want to make the coating a little more resistant to melting, add a small square of wax to the pot and let it melt too. Stir well. Dip each ball into the chocolate until covered.

Dip in sugar, coconut, sprinkles, or anything else you’d like to decorate with. Put it back on the sheet to harden.

Don’t refrigerate these; it will cause the coating to weep or melt. They can be frozen, however.

 

Organic Red Velvet Cake Recipe April 4, 2011

So of all the cakes out there, I would have to say Red Velvet is one of my favorites. I figured, there has to be a way of making it without all the food coloring and non healthy ingredients. So i feel this recipe will taste good, and have you thinking healthier!

note: you don’t have to substitute the food coloring for beets, or any of the ingredients for regular baking items. You can mix and match to how you like it, it will make it more enjoyable for you!

Frosting recipe is at the bottom.

Ingredients:
6 organic beets, boiled for 40 minutes, and then cooled, peeled, and chopped coarsely
1/2 cup organic applesauce
1/2 cup organic butter, softened
1 1/2 cups organic sugar
2 eggs, preferably organic and free-range
1 tsp. organic vanilla extract
1 Tb. vinegar or lemon juice
1 cup organic plain yogurt
2 Tb. organic cocoa powder or organic raw chocolate powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 cups organic spelt flour or all purpose flour or cake flour, sifted
1 tsp. Himalayan or sea salt

 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9 inch round layer pans. Combine chopped cooked beets and applesauce in a blender and blend until smooth. It should look like this:

In a large mixing bowl in an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla, and then add the beet mixture, mixing well. Add the vinegar and the yogurt and mix well again.

In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa or chocolate powder, baking soda, flour, and salt together. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until well blended.

Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pans and allowing to cool completely. When the cakes are cool, you may frost them.

Red Velvet Cake Frosting (not a traditional cream cheese but a healthier organic cream one)

Ingredients:
6 Tb. organic spelt flour or all-purpose flour
1 cup water or organic milk
1 cup organic butter
1 cup organic sugar
1 tsp. organic vanilla extract

Directions:
Bring flour and water to a boil, reduce heat, and stir constantly until thick and slightly clear. Cool in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Cream together butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and continue to beat until fluffy. Keep the frosting refrigerated before use.

I really enjoyed this cake. I hope you do too. Any other recipes you love that are healthier, let me know, Id love to post them!

 

 
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