Happy Friday Everyone! Wowsers! Thank you thank you everyone…I’m to 98 followers. Did all of you sign up for the $15 gift card I will probably be drawing for next week?
So, what was I doing on Thursday? Not crafting LOL I had a busy day of buying flowers, starting to do the flower beds. Yeaaaah!!
If I get my yard work done on Friday early, I’ll post a project. If not, it will be Saturday.
OK, so my new bad vice is getting the occasional “Tiramisu” cake pop at Starbucks. It has like 180 calories but I get my little fix. LOL I found this recipe and tried it today and……they are AWESOME!! Thought I’d share with you all.
Cake Pops (similar to Starbucks)
Make a cake prepared from a box mix (per directions) or from your own favorite recipe. When the cake is cool, break it into small pieces, toss it into the food processor to make crumbs of it. If you do not have a food processor, break the cake up by hand into a large bowl. Make the pieces as small as you can.
Add about 1/2 cup of homemade frosting or about half of a standard size can of prepared frosting to the crumbled cake. Mix the cake and frosting by hand, as you would meatloaf. When the mixture is well combined, use it to make small balls of the "dough," similar to meatballs. Place them on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
Melt a small amount (just to coat lollipop sticks), of candy melts almond bark or flavored chips. Dip each lollipop stick into the melted coating so that about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch of the end of the stick is coated. Then, insert a stick into each cake ball. This will help secure the stick to the ball, making it easier to coat them later.
Place the cake pops in the freezer for about 15 minutes, allowing the coating on the stick to harden and the cake balls to become firm. Melt more of the candy coating and dip each cake pop into it, twisting and moving the pop so that the melted candy coats as much of the cake as possible, stand the sticks in a sheet of Styrofoam so that the cake balls retain their round shape. Otherwise, you can set them back onto the waxed paper.
To make tiramisu cake pops
like those at Starbucks, make a white cake per the box directions BUT...replace 1/4 cup of the liquid (water) called for per the box directions with strong brewed coffee PLUS add a teaspoon of instant coffee granules. Bake the cake, cool, crumble and mix frosting in as mentioned above. Continue with all the steps mentioned above.
BUT...to the melted chocolate mixture do this...
Combine a few drops of vanilla and coffee flavored liqueur to the melted chocolate candy dipping mixture. After dipping the cake pops into the coating, top each one with a chocolate covered coffee bean.