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Five orange colored cake pops decorated like jack o lanterns displayed in a decorative jar.

Halloween Cake Pops

Course: candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade Halloween treat, cake pops
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 50
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Laureen King
Halloween Cake Pops decorated like Jack OLanterns make a great homemade treat for those special Trick-or-Treaters.
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  • Chocolate Cake Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup Cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 cups orange candy melts for decorating
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar for decorating
  • green food colouring gel for decorating
  • black food colouring gel or black food writer for decorating


  • Chocolate Cake Directions:
  • Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch cake pan
  • Mix cocoa with boiling water in small bowl, stir until smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Gradually add cocoa mixture, beating well.
  • In separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Add flour mixture, alternately with milk and sour cream, into butter mix, until well blended.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
  • Buttercream Frosting Directions:
  • Using paddle beater, whip butter until fluffy
  • Add in the icing sugar
  • Add in the cream, for cake pops I keep the icing fairly firm.
  • Continue to mix until fluffy and thoroughly combined.


Steps for decorating and assembling cake pops below recipe


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg