Red Velvet Easter Egg Cake Pops!

28 days until Easter! Is everyone excited? I know once Easter comes, I go into non-stop cooking mode. Luckily, this year, Duncan Hines sent me a large variety of cakes and frostings to try, and bake some wonderful recipes for my family. I was so excited to try the Duncan Hines’ new Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes mix with the cream cheese frosting , which recently won Better Homes and Garden’s Best New Product Award for 2013. I also was sent several other varieties of cake mix including Duncan Hines carrot cake and red velvet cake, as well frostings! We have been Duncan Hines fans for many years, so it was quite easy to bake with their products.

I was thinking long and hard of something Hayley and I could bake together. I wanted to incorporate her, with helping me bake, since that is what the holidays are all about- family! After searching and thinking of a fun activity to do, I decided we would make Red Velvet Easter Egg Cake Pops with Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix. I adopted the recipe from Bakerella’s recipe that was seen on Oprah.com.

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Ingredients:

-1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cupcake Mix, 3/4 can of Duncan Hines Vanilla Frosting  -48 oz. of white candy coating (I did white for half, pink for half) -lollipop sticks -large candy sprinkles -edible glitter marker (found in AC Moore)

Directions:

-Bake 1 box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet Mix in a large pan. Bake according to the regular directions on the back of the cake mix to make a standard cake.

-Once cool- section off the cake into two large pieces. Use one of the pieces of cake and crumble thoroughly into bowl.

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-Add 3/4 of the Duncan Hines Vanilla Frosting to the cake mix and mix to thoroughly combinedDSC09560 Red Velvet Easter Egg Cake Pops!

-Roll the mixture into 1 1/2 inch bowls. I found that when I made them slightly bigger, it was easier to dip later on.  Place all the balls on wax paper.DSC09564 Red Velvet Easter Egg Cake Pops!

-Place the bowls on the wax paper in freezer for 20 minutes. I found that if it was anything under 20 minutes, the balls were not ready yet to be dipped. I experimented with quite a few until I found the perfect time. While doing this, place the pink and white candy meltings in the microwave until it is fully melted. The candy meltings will serve as your dip for the cake pops.
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-Take out of the freezer (I advise doing this one by one)  and begin by taking one stick at a time and putting it halfway through the ball. It should not fall off the stick as you put it on. If it is falling off, freeze the ball for a longer time.

-With the ball halfway on the stick, begin dipping in the microwaved candy melts. Make sure the candy coating melting meets at the base of the stick.DSC09576 Red Velvet Easter Egg Cake Pops!

-Put each cake pop on a styrophom holder until it is completely dry. Complete each cake pop in the same manner.

-Once they are all dry, begin decorating your Red Velvet Easter Egg Pops with large sprinkles and edible marker. You can do it with whatever designs you like. Feel free to experiment.

All in all, this was a great project to do with Hayley. I might also add that the cake pops truly were fantastic tasting!

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*Thanks to Duncan Hines for providing us many packages for review. As always, all my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow, those look great, and how fun you did them with your daughter. My single attempt at cake pops didn’t turn out as good looking as yours, but you’ve inspired me to try again, lol. Thanks for sharing!

  2. maria says

    so sweet that you and hayley worked together on this. i bet she had a blast with her mama. the cake pops turned out so cute! i love red velvet. we have red velvet cupcakes downstairs and now i want to eat one. :)
    have a wonderful monday. <3<3<3
    maria

  3. Sandy VanHoey says

    This is exactly how my daughter makes her cake pops. I have never done it before but seeing what you did, I’d like to for my grandson to take in for his kindergarten class. I think h’ed have lots of fun decorating as well. Yours turned out real cute!

  4. Ari says

    These look very cute and delicious! I love red velvet cake, so Easter cake pops with red velvet cake are even better! The recipe doesn’t seem that hard, and I like that the kids can help out with decorating as well! Your daughter did a great job! The cake pops definitely ended up looking like cute Easter eggs! I’m sure these would be great to hand out to kids for school or to anyone for Easter. Thanks for sharing your idea and recipe!

  5. Carol L says

    Easter is over but these are wonderful anytime. I love the way your cake pops turned out. My daughter has been wanting to make a Red Velvet cake for over a month now. With the way she loves Red Velvet these would be perfect.Thanks so much for the recipe.
    Carol L

  6. Amy N. says

    Those look absolutely heavenly!! I didn’t know you could make them by hand, now I gotta try it!

  7. Robin Wilson says

    I absolutely adore Red Velvet Cake!! Any shape, form or fashion! I have not seen their Decadent cake mix yet. But I haven’t looked yet either…but I will. I am thinking that I can do this and make them look like little Christmas ornaments and give them as gifts! How fun these will be. Oh ~ I know, I can send these with my hubby for their potluck. People will love these easy to eat sweets!

  8. says

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