Halloween Pumpkin Cake Pops
These Cute Little Tasty Pops Will Put Anyone in the Mood for Halloween! They're Fun to Make and Eat!
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Servings: Makes 36 Cake Pops
Prep Time: 30 Minutes Minutes
Bake/Cook Time: 10-20 Minutes Minutes



1 Package

Authentic Foods Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix


Large Eggs

1/2 Cup

Vegetable Oil

1/2 Cup

Warm Water
Frosting: (one 12 oz. can of store bought frosting will work fine too):

1 Cup

Unsalted Butter (Room Temp.)

1 Box (3-4 cups)

Confectioner's Sugar, sifted

1/2 Teaspoon

Authentic Foods Vanilla Powder

1/2 Teaspoon

2 Bags Orange Candy Melts (14 oz. each)

Lollipop Sticks


Black Icing


Candy Corn


Halloween Sprinkles

Styrofoam Board or something else to hold the cake pops


Making the Cake:

1. Bake the cake as directed by the package instructions.

Making the Frosting:

1. Cut the butter into pieces.

2. Add the butter to a medium size bowl; begin beating with an electric mixer using the whisk attachment and slowly add the sifted confectioner’s sugar.

3. Then mix in the salt and vanilla powder.

Making the Cake Balls

1. Once the cake is cool to the touch, tear the cake into bread crumb size pieces.

2. Using your hands or a rubber spatula, mix the frosting with the cake crumbs until the cake crumbs have absorbed the frosting and until you can make a ball of cake that does not fall apart.

3. Using a small ice cream scoop or your hands, separate the cake and frosting mixture into about 36 balls (about 1” in diameter).

4. Place the balls in the freezer, covered, for at least one hour (up to 3 days).

Making the Cake Pops

1. Place 1.5 – 2 cups water in a sauce pan of a double boiler. Heat the water to a simmer. (If you don’t have a double boiler, heat the water in a small sauce pan. Then find a medium size bowl that can withstand heat and that can sit on top of the small sauce pan without touching the water.)

2. Place the orange candy melts in the bowl. Turn the heat to low. Then place the bowl over the sauce pan and whisk constantly until the melting chips are completely melted and until the mixture is extremely smooth.

3. While the heat is still on low, dip each lollipop stick into the candy melt mixture; then place each stick into a cake ball. Do this with all of the cake balls. Then place them in the freezer for a few minutes so that the lollipop stick becomes stuck inside the cake ball.

4. Then finish dipping the rest of the cake balls in the orange candy melt mixture and decorate. Once you have finished decorating each cake pop, place the cake pops in a Styrofoam board or something else to hold them in place.

Halloween Decoration Tips: For these cake pops, we used black icing for the face, the top of pumpkin candy corns for the stem, and the bottom of regular candy corns with a black bottom coating for the shoes. We used Halloween Sprinkles for the sprinkled cake pops.

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