Little Hands & Mardi Gras Cake Pops [RECIPE}

Good Morning Friends!

Happy Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day/ Mardi Gras to those celebrating! It’s the day before Lent and this post is in honor of the Noob Chef Junior. Cake pops are the last thing that I would ever think of making, but my beautiful daughter begged me to add this to the list of things to make for the holidays. If I’m being honest, I’m really glad we did. Typically when you bake a cake as a child, you stare with eager eyes waiting for your slice to be cut so you can dig in. But this time, my daughter stared with eager eyes waiting for the moment that I told her she could crumble the whole thing with her fingers. I grinned from ear to ear as she came into the kitchen every 20 minutes asking, “is it time yet??”. Finally I placed my hand upon the cake, felt that it was cool, and told her it was time.

She let out a triumphant cry and destroyed the entire pan. It was awesome LOL. Now that said, I want to preface that this cake pop recipe doesn’t require anything special. I wasn’t about to go out and buy one of those cake pop machines. I did splurge and get lollipop sticks and confectioners chocolate for a few dollars at the craft store. But that’s where I stopped at buying “extras” for this recipe. In the end these cake pops were delicious, easy to make, and gentle on the wallet. I hope you all enjoy them too. Stay tuned for more recipes and Bible verses as we dive into the 40 days of Lent. Have a beautiful day everyone, and as always, keep on cooking! 🙂


Easy Cake Pops

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For the cake: 

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

For the cake pops: 

  • 1 block of cream cheese, softened
  • lollipop sticks
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag of confectioner’s chocolates


Preheat the oven to 350 and grab a box of yellow cake mix.


Follow the directions on the cake box and mix together: the cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil.


Bake your cake in the oven. (Mine took 28 minutes). Then set aside to cool completely for about 1 hour.


Crumble the now-cooled cake into a large bowl. (This was my daughter’s favorite part 🙂 ).


Toss in a block of cream cheese.


Mix into a dough.


Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.


Stab each ball with a lollipop stick. Melt the confectioner’s chocolate in a bowl in the microwave until smooth. (Mine took about 1 minute 30 seconds).


Dip the cake pops into the chocolate.


Decorate and eat immediately. Enjoy! You’ve earned it! ❤


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