Print Friendly
Don’t forget Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22. We think these cute, globe-inspired cake pops from iCookbook’s Cake Pops and Mini Treats special collection are the perfect treat to share and eat this weekend! Get a total 35 recipes for fun bite-size treats in this $2.99 collection on-sale now in the iCookbook Store.

Earth Day

Rating: 51

Yield: Makes 24 servings

Earth Day

These cake pops are the perfect treat to make for Earth Day!

1/2 baked and cooled 13x9-inch cake*
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons frosting
1 package (14 to 16 ounces) blue candy coating
1/2 package (14 to 16 ounces) green candy coating
24 lollipop sticks
Foam block
*Prepare a cake from a mix according to package directions or use your favorite recipe. Cake must be cooled completely.
Line large baking sheet with waxed paper. Use hands to crumble cake into large bowl. (You should end up with fine crumbs and no large cake pieces remaining.)
Add frosting to cake crumbs; mix with hands until well blended. Shape mixture into 1-1/2-inch balls (about 2 tablespoons cake mixture per ball); place on prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or freeze 10 minutes to firm.
When cake balls are firm, place candy coatings in separate deep microwavable bowls. Melt according to package directions. Dip one lollipop stick about 1/2 inch into melted blue coating; insert stick into cake ball (no more than halfway through). Return cake pop to baking sheet in refrigerator to set. Repeat with remaining cake balls and sticks.
Working with one cake pop at a time, hold stick and dip cake ball into melted blue coating to cover completely, letting excess coating drip off. Rotate stick gently and/or tap stick on edge of bowl, if necessary, to remove excess coating.
Immediately drizzle cake pop with melted green coating using fork or spoon, turning pop constantly while drizzling. (For green swirls to set smoothly in blue coating, pop must be turned or shaken while drizzling, and drizzling must be done while blue coating is still wet.) Place cake pop in foam block to set.

Recipe © 2012 Publications International, Ltd.
Photo © 2012 Publications International, Ltd.

The iCookbook team frequently posts a Featured Free Recipe here to share some of the great recipes you’ll find in the iCookbook app. Got any special requests? Hit “Contact Us” and let us know!