Cake Pops

Cake pops

Vegan Cake Pops

Cake pops! I had so much cake leftover from the last cakes I made that I decided to catch up with the times (in 2010) and make some vegan cake pops.

Vegan cake pops

The recipe is pretty simple and not really an exact science. You basically combine crumbled up cake with just enough frosting to hold it together. I’ve also seen cream cheese, vanilla extract, or other flavor extracts added to the cake. I had a bowl of chocolate and vanilla cake that took just a few spoonfuls of frosting (less is more: you don’t want to bite into a ball of frosting!) to keep the cake from crumbling.

Vegan Cake Pops
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Vegan cake pops recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, American
Serves: 20
  • Leftover cake with frosting
  • 1 bag (12oz) chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  1. Take 2 tablespoon portions of dough and roll into balls.
  2. Stick some cookie sticks (these can be found at craft stores) in the cake balls, place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, and freeze until solid.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or double boiler. Add the vegetable oil to the chocolate for smooth dipping.
  4. When the cake pops are frozen, dip each one in the chocolate, return to the baking sheet (or stick in a block of styrofoam or florist's foam if you want them perfectly round).
  5. Decorate with your choice of sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other colorful cake decor.
  6. Let the chocolate set, then enjoy!
If you don't have leftover cake on hand, but need to make cake pops, make 1 batch of your favorite cake recipe, and 1/2 a batch of buttercream frosting.

I wanted to have some fun shooting photos of these cake pops, so I decided to make a whimsical, glittery chocolate solar system!

Vegan Cake Pops recipe

What is your favorite cake pop flavor?

Kelly Peloza is the blogger and photographer at Seitan Beats Your Meat, and the author of two vegan cookbooks: The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, and Cheers to Vegan Sweets.

She lives in Chicago and runs a photography business called Kelly Peloza Photo.

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