DIY: Donut {Cake} Pops

Okay, what’s not to love about today’s featured cake goodness?  It combines so many fun trends into one little bite of sweetness.  It’s got cake + a stick + the charm of a donut….  Oh my!  I’m not sure if it gets more adorable than this?  Created by Molly Bakes and featured in her new book, Crazy for Cake Pops, you’re going to love these incredibly cute Donut {Cake} Pops!

DIY Donut Cake Pops | by Molly Bakes |

{Recipe and photo courtesy of Molly Bakes and Ulysses Press.}

Donut {Cake} Pops
makes 20 pops

20 medium cake balls, chilled
1 (14-ounce) bag light brown candy melts
½ (14-ounce) bag white candy melts
Edible sprinkles, to decorate

Medium ball tool

Take the cake balls and flatten them to form a donut shape. Next take the ball tool and gently push it into the center of the donut to make a dent. Make sure you make enough of a dent for it to show through when the pop has been dipped in the candy. Chill for 10 minutes.

Melt and mix together the brown candy melts and three-quarters of the white candy melts to create a caramel color.

Dip the end of each lollipop stick ¾ inch deep into the melted candy and insert a stick through the side of each donut about halfway in. Leave to set. Dip the donut pops in the candy and tap off the excess into the bowl. Place in a polystyrene block to dry.

In a separate bowl, melt the rest of the white candy. It’s important that this is runnier than usual so add an extra drop of vegetable oil. Now take the teaspoon and drizzle the candy around the dent of the donuts. Shake on the sprinkles as you go. Place the pops back in the polystyrene block to dry.


Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Coral says

    I have to plan an entire party for two girls and I am wondering why they left the planning up to a 13 year old. I love this idea and it will save me a lot of work.
    Thank you!

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