Cakesicles are a version of cake pop and have won over the tastes and hearts of dessert lovers all around the world, and it's easy to see why. The moist, rich goodness of cake is combined with the fun and convenience of a popsicle in these lovely sweets. They're a great way to use leftover cake and icing too!
These delightful treats are a creative and delicious way to transform leftover cake sponge and raspberry frosting from your Raspberry Mini Cakes recipe into a delectable dessert. With their appealing popsicle-like shape and smooth chocolate coating, these cakesicles are not only visually appealing but also a joy to have!
Cakesicles provide a fun and delicious dessert experience that will leave everyone wanting more, thanks to its attractive designs and limitless flavor combinations.
Whether you're looking for a creative way to repurpose leftovers or simply craving a delightful combination of raspberry and chocolate, these raspberry chocolate cakesicles are perfect for you.
This cakesicle recipe has you covered whether you're organizing a special event, throwing a party, or just searching for a fun and interesting baking activity. I'll show you how to make these tasty works of art step by step, so let's grab our ingredients and get started!
Want to learn how to make these Cakesicles? Then keep on reading.
Table of Contents
- What are Cakesicles?
- What Makes This Cakesicle Recipe Special?
- What You Need to Make Cakesicles at Home
- How to Make Cakesicles (Step-by-Step)
- Tips for Making the Best Cakesicles Ever
- Recipe Variation Ideas for Cakesicles
- Frequently Asked Questions About Cakesicles
- How to Store Leftover Cakesicles
- See More Single Serving Dessert Recipes
- Recipe Card
- The Easiest Cakesicles Recipe (Easy Cake Popsicles!)
What are Cakesicles?
Cakesicles are made by baking a cake or brownie batter in a rectangular pan and then crumbling it. The crushed cake is combined with icing to make a wet and malleable paste that is then molded into popsicle-like shapes and placed on sticks.
Cakesicles can be embellished with different toppings and coatings, such as melted chocolate, candy melts, sprinkles, or edible glitter, after chilling or short freezing to firm them.
These quirky treats provide limitless chances for expression, allowing you to tailor the flavors, colors, and designs to every occasion. Cakesicles have gained popularity as party favors or gifts as well as unexpected surprises that please both children and adults.
So, if you're seeking a wonderful and one-of-a-kind dessert experience, cakesicles will fulfill your sweet tooth while bringing a touch of whimsical elegance to any party with these fun desserts.
What Makes This Cakesicle Recipe Special?
Fun: These cake popsicles are a blast to eat! They're like a full cake with icing and chocolate glazing but in a popsicle form!
Customizable: This cakesicles recipe can be easily customized. There are many different cake, frosting, filling, and topping options to try.
Economical: This recipe is a great way to use up extra cake and frosting you may have left over from an event or party. You can make popsicle cake pops out of just about any cake!
What You Need to Make Cakesicles at Home
All you need are some simple, pantry staple ingredients to make these delicious Cakesicles at home. Let's look at them in more detail:
For the Cake Mixture:
Leftover cake sponge scraps: You can use any cake you want, but I used leftovers from my raspberry mini cakes. You don't need to use leftovers either; grab your favorite box cake mix and store-bought frosting!
Leftover raspberry frosting: Make sure the frosting you use matches the cake flavor. I used the frosting that's also found in the raspberry mini cake recipe.
For the Chocolate Dipping:
Chocolate ganache: We're going to dip these cakesicles in ganache for a smooth and delicious chocolate coating. I used my chocolate ganache recipe for the dipping chocolate.
Chocolate disks: Add some color to the ganache with colored candy melts! Choose any color you like or leave them out if you prefer.
For the Cakesicles Topping:
Freeze-dried raspberries: After we dip our cakesicles in chocolate we'll give them a light dusting of freeze-dried raspberries.
How to Make Cakesicles (Step-by-Step)
Making these delicious Cakesicles is easier than you think. Here's how to make them at home step by step:
Place the leftover cake sponge from the raspberry mini cakes recipe and place it into the mixing bowl of an electric mixer with cake filling or frosting.
Using a petal attachment, mix the frosting with cake sponge scraps on low speed in a large bowl until smooth in texture and everything is well incorporated.
Fill popsicle molds with cake mixture, insert the popsicle stick, and place them into the freezer for one hour or so.
Gently squeeze the sides of the mold and remove the cakesicles, place them onto a platter.
Next, place them into the fridge to thaw before dipping them into chocolate ganache thawing them will prevent the chocolate ganache from cracking.
You can also drizzle the ganache instead of using the dipping method if you prefer less chocolate.
I used my chocolate ganache recipe to dip these cakesicles. You can be creative with this recipe and also use different colored disks of your choice. If you use disks, melt them in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl for 15-second intervals and stir in between until they're fully melted.
After dipping the cakesicles into melted chocolate, use a spatula to scrape off any excess chocolate.
Dust them with a few pinches of freeze-dried raspberries, then place them onto parchment paper or wax paper for the chocolate to set completely. To speed up the chocolate setting process place dipped cakesicles into the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
Your delicious Cakesicles are ready to be served!
Tips for Making the Best Cakesicles Ever
Choose the right cake flavor: Opt for a moist and flavorful cake that pairs well with your chosen frosting and coatings. Popular options include vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, or even funfetti.
Crumble the cake evenly: When crumbling the cake, ensure that it is broken down into fine, evenly-sized crumbs. This will make it easier to mix with the frosting and shape into cakesicles.
Dip with care: When dipping the cakesicles into the melted coating, gently swirl and rotate them to ensure even coverage. Tap off any excess coating to create a neat and smooth finish.
Recipe Variation Ideas for Cakesicles
These delicious Cakesicles are absolutely perfect as is, but if you're looking to change things up here are a few variation ideas you can try:
- Matcha green tea: Add matcha powder to the cake batter for a vibrant and earthy flavor.
- Cookies and cream: Mix crushed chocolate sandwich cookies into the cake mixture for a delightful cookies and cream twist.
- Lemon raspberry: Infuse lemon zest into the cake batter and add a dollop of raspberry jam as a filling.
- Nutella: Create a cavity in the center of each cakesicle and spoon Nutella into it for a gooey and chocolatey surprise. Use chocolate cake for an extra kick of chocolate.
- Fruit preserves: Fill the cakesicles with your favorite fruit preserves, such as strawberry, raspberry, or apricot, for a burst of fruity goodness.
- White chocolate and coconut: Dip the cakesicles in melted white chocolate and roll them in shredded coconut for a tropical flavor combination.
- Salted caramel and dark Chocolate: Coat the cakesicles in smooth salted caramel sauce and top with dark chocolate chips for a sweet and savory treat.
- Peanut butter shell: Use melted peanut butter as a coating for a rich and nutty outer layer.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cakesicles
Can I Use Any Type Of Cake Scraps For This Recipe?
Yes, you can use any leftover cake sponge scraps that you have on hand. The recipe specifically mentions using leftover cake sponge from the Raspberry Mini Cakes recipe, but you can experiment with other cake flavors as well.
Can I Use Store-bought Frosting Instead Of Leftover Raspberry Frosting?
Absolutely! While the recipe suggests using leftover raspberry frosting from the Raspberry Mini Cakes recipe, you can substitute it with store-bought raspberry frosting or even other flavors of frosting that you prefer.
What Kind Of Chocolate Can I Use For The Chocolate Ganache Coating?
You have the freedom to choose the type of chocolate that suits your taste. The recipe mentions using my homemade chocolate ganache recipe. You can use any chocolate disks of your choice. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate can be used it all depends on your preference.
How Long Should I Freeze The Cakesicles Before Removing Them From The Molds?
It is recommended to freeze the cakesicles for about one hour or until they are firm enough to be easily removed from the molds. Freezing helps the cakesicles hold their shape and makes the dipping process easier.
Why Do I Need To Thaw The Cakesicles Before Dipping Them In Chocolate Ganache?
Thawing the cakesicles in the fridge before dipping prevents the chocolate ganache from cracking. By allowing them to come to a slightly warmer temperature, the temperature difference between the cakesicles and the ganache is reduced. This results in a smooth and flawless chocolate coating without any cracking.
Can I Add Any Additional Toppings To The Cakesicles?
Certainly! While the recipe mentions crushed dried-freeze raspberries as a topping, you can get creative and add other toppings as well. Sprinkles, chopped nuts, or even grated chocolate are popular choices for enhancing the visual appeal and flavor of the cakesicles.
How to Store Leftover Cakesicles
Leftover cakesicles should be stored in an airtight container or a zip-lock bag and placed in the refrigerator. Cakesicles will last for up to 4 days when stored properly.
If you plan on keeping them longer, wrap each cakesicle individually with plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 3 months. Before eating, allow frozen cakesicles to thaw at room temperature before serving.
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The Easiest Cakesicles Recipe (Easy Cake Popsicles!)
Cake Mixture Ingredients
- Leftover cake sponge scraps (see a raspberry mini cake recipe post)
- Leftover raspberry frosting(see a raspberry mini cake recipe post)
Chocolate dipping Ingredients
- I used my chocolate ganache recipe
Cakesicles Topping Ingredients
- Crushed dried-freeze raspberries
How to Make Cakesicles
- Place the leftover cake sponge from the raspberry mini cakes recipe and place it into the mixing bowl of an electric mixer with cake filling or frosting.
- Using a petal attachment, mix the frosting with cake sponge scraps on low speed in a large bowl until smooth in texture and everything is well incorporated.
- Fill popsicle molds with cake mixture, insert the popsicle stick, and place them into the freezer for one hour or so.
- Gently squeeze the sides of the mold and remove the cakesicles, place them onto a platter.
- Next, place them into the fridge to thaw before dipping them into chocolate ganache thawing them will prevent the chocolate ganache from cracking.
- You can also drizzle the ganache instead of using the dipping method if you prefer less chocolate.
- I used my chocolate ganache recipe to dip these cakesicles. You can be creative with this recipe and also use different colored disks of your choice. If you use disks, melt them in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl for 15-second intervals and stir in between until they're fully melted.
- After dipping the cakesicles into melted chocolate, use a spatula to scrape off any excess chocolate.
- Dust them with a few pinches of freeze-dried raspberries, then place them onto parchment paper or wax paper for the chocolate to set completely. To speed up the chocolate setting process place dipped cakesicles into the fridge for 15 minutes or so.
- Your delicious Cakesicles are ready to be served!
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