white chocolate cake pops covered in multi coloured sprinkles, lay on a chopping board

White Chocolate Cake Pops

Cake pops were (up until recently) something fairly new to me. I’d never made them previously but can honestly say that after making these, I have no idea why I hadn’t!!! They are delicious! I think it’s possibly because the buttercream is mixed in with the cake pieces, it forms a really smooth and creamy cake consistency. I’ve made mine using white chocolate (current fave) but if you’re more partial to milk or dark, simply switch that element.

Ingredients – Cake

  • 100g softened butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 100g self-raising flour

Ingredients – Buttercream and Decoration

  • 90g butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 190g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 200g white chocolate
  • Sprinkles (any colour)

butter and sugar in a bowl

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees (fan).

Cream the butter and the sugar to start to make the cake.

creamed butter and suar with eggs added

Step 2

Whisk in the 2 eggs and vanilla extract.

vanilla cake mix in a bowl

Step 3

Fold in the baking powder and flour.

vanilla cake mix in a baking tray

Step 4

Pour the cake mixture in a cake tin (greased with a little butter) and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Check to see if it is baked through with a cake tester then allow to cool on a wire cooling rack.

cake pieces in a bowl

Step 5

When the cake is cooled, break the cake into pieces and place in a bowl. Put the bowl to one side whilst you make the buttercream.

butter pieces in a bowl

Step 6

Whisk the butter for at least 5 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and whisk for a further minute.

white buttercream in a bowl

Step 7

Sift the icing sugar and whisk into the butter in 2 stages (whisking after each addition).

Add 1 tbsp. milk and whisk for a further minute.

cake pop mixture in a bowl

Step 8

Add the buttercream to the cake pieces and mix thoroughly.

raw cake pops on a baking tray

Step 9

Using your hands, form small balls out of the cake and buttercream mix.

Insert a cake pop stick and place on a lined plate or baking tray. Put in the fridge for 1 hour.

Note: my cake pop mix made 12 but I couldn’t fit them all on 1 tray so used 2.

pieces of white chocolate being melted in a bowl on a hob

Step 10

When the cake pops are set, begin to melt the chocolate. Break 100g into individual pieces and place in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Melt the chocolate slowly on a hob, making sure the water does not touch the bowl.

chopped white chocolate on a chopping board

Step 11

Chop the remaining white chocolate as finely as you can. Remove the bowl of melted chocolate from the hob and add the chopped white chocolate. Stir until fully melted.

white chocolate being drizzled on a cake pop

Step 12

Carefully coat each cake pop in white chocolate and add sprinkles of your choice. Use another bowl to catch any loose sprinkles.

Tip: Allow the chocolate to drip off the cake pop for a minute before adding the sprinkles.

cake pops with sprinkles on waiting to set

Step 13

Place the cake pops in cups and allow to set for approximately 1 hour. You can also put them in the fridge to speed up this time or to help if your kitchen is warm.

white chocolate cake pops covered in multi coloured sprinkles, lay on a chopping board


Once set, your cake pops are ready to enjoy!

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