Pumpkin Cake Pops

Inspired by Bakerella’s creations, I set about to create a fall-themed cake pop: Pumpkin Cake Pops. What is a cake pop? Well, it’s cake (sort of) on a stick.

Festive little treats, aren’t they?

Here’s the how-to:

Bake up a Pumpkin-Spice Cake (or a more simple boxed cake mix). Then destroy it by processing it into crumbs. Add a tub (or more) of store-bought frosting and mix it all together.

Roll the sticky mixture into little balls and then stick them in the freezer.

Prepare the lollipop sticks (you can find these online or at specialty baking shops). This part is, of course, optional but you can add ribbon to your sticks for added cuteness factor.

Melt some chocolate (I used chocolate wafers like these) as well as chocolate chips. Dab the end of your stick into a little bit of chocolate.

Gently place the stick into the center of a frozen ball.

Swoosh it around carefully but quickly in the chocolate, being careful to cover all sides.

Lift it up and admire the dripping chocolate, but don’t admire it for too long because your chocolate will begin to harden.

Add some sprinkles or other decorations (this part is best to do over a paper plate). Be creative! Set your decorated Pumpkin Cake Pops onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and put them back into the freezer until serving.

It’s definitely best to begin preparing the pops a day or two before serving… less stress, and they’re perfectly fine hanging out in the freezer for 24 hours or so. These were gobbled up by the teachers at my son’s school. Some said they were too cute to eat πŸ™‚ We thought they were pretty tasty too, with the darker chocolate ones being the preferred pop.

The recipe for these Pumpkin Cake Pops can be found here: Β Pumpkin Cake Pops

82 Responses to “Pumpkin Cake Pops”

  1. postedOct 17, 2008 7:38 AM
    Girl Japan

    What an awesome snap- beautiful contrast in the photo.. black/orange, I’d have to make mine from scratch- no Betty near by unless I go to costco Japan = (

    It looks like SOOO much fun!

  2. postedOct 17, 2008 7:51 AM
    Clumbsy Cookie

    Those are jusy adorable! And great step-by-step! Cute, cute, cute!

  3. postedOct 17, 2008 9:27 AM

    How lovely these are. So cute for Hallowe’en. You have great patience

  4. postedOct 17, 2008 11:28 AM

    What a fantastic Halloween treat and I bet kids would really love helping to make these too.

  5. postedOct 17, 2008 11:34 AM
    Happy cook

    Wow they are so beautiful.

  6. postedOct 17, 2008 12:45 PM

    So cute! What a great idea. I love all the different dipping and topping combos.

  7. postedOct 17, 2008 12:53 PM
    Stacey Snacks

    You are good!!!!
    These are lovely little treats for the kids.
    I am impressed!
    I am lame, I just give out candy at the door!

  8. postedOct 17, 2008 1:09 PM

    Great how to pics! Thanks for doing that! These are the cutest pops ever!!

  9. postedOct 17, 2008 1:15 PM
    Barbara Bakes

    Too cute! I especially love the Hallowwen ribbon – great touch!

  10. postedOct 17, 2008 1:34 PM

    These are so cute, and really creative!

  11. postedOct 17, 2008 1:42 PM

    Wow! You’re so nice for sharing this. Great pics, keep it up!

  12. postedOct 17, 2008 2:41 PM

    Lori these are so cute and you are such a clean baker! I make such a mess when I prepare things like this! πŸ™‚ I bet your kids are your biggest cheerleaders!!

  13. postedOct 17, 2008 2:45 PM

    These are absolutely adorable! I love them!

  14. postedOct 17, 2008 3:00 PM
    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer

    OK those are amazing – So DAMN cute and creative –

  15. postedOct 17, 2008 3:10 PM

    What a wonderful project! It looks super time consuming and well worth it!!

  16. postedOct 17, 2008 3:15 PM

    Oh my, aren’t those the cutest? I love the addition of ribbon to the stick. They look so festive!

  17. postedOct 17, 2008 3:34 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE them! They are adorable..you did a wonderful job!
    Thanks for your comment on my TV spots! I very excited!

  18. postedOct 17, 2008 4:29 PM

    These would be so fun for a party! I haven’t made cake pops yet, sad! I will have to try these! They are so festive and fun!

  19. postedOct 17, 2008 4:33 PM

    Everything is beautiful & looks so yummy

  20. postedOct 17, 2008 5:50 PM

    Cute Cute Cute Lori! Would love these this weekend!

  21. postedOct 17, 2008 5:53 PM

    Those look gorgeous and delicious! I will have to try them. Do they melt or get squishy? How long can they sit out before eating? thanks!

  22. postedOct 17, 2008 5:58 PM

    I think I’m the only one who hasn’t made these yet. I love the Halloween decorations!!

  23. postedOct 17, 2008 6:18 PM

    Very well done! I love the step-by-step πŸ™‚ The kids are sure to be very satisfied this Halloween!

  24. postedOct 17, 2008 6:43 PM
    Snooky doodle

    these are adorable. And the instructions are really easy to follow.

  25. postedOct 17, 2008 7:10 PM


    Once the chocolate on the cake pops sets, it doesn’t melt. The pumpkin mixture does get softer as it comes to room temperature but the chocolate holds the cake onto the stick. The softer it gets, the more precarious the cake becomes but it’s still very good at room temp. For my recent event, I just kept them in the freezer until setting out, but they certainly were brought to room temp. pretty quickly and there weren’t problems with them.

  26. postedOct 17, 2008 7:39 PM

    What a great idea. They look FAB and sound delicious.

  27. postedOct 17, 2008 7:41 PM

    this makes me want to have a halloween party! sugar rush. πŸ™‚

  28. postedOct 17, 2008 8:29 PM

    Love how you decorated the sticks too! Very clever. πŸ™‚

  29. postedOct 17, 2008 8:41 PM

    ohhh how cute! i keep seeing these cake pops everywhere but just haven’t gotten around to making any! i love what you did with the sticks too!

  30. postedOct 17, 2008 8:46 PM

    so adorable!! i love all the pictures! they sound so tasty and so fun for a party!

  31. postedOct 17, 2008 8:58 PM

    This are so adorable…really nice for halloween. Great work. Your photos are fabulous.

  32. postedOct 17, 2008 9:14 PM
    noble pig

    So cute, I love the one with the chocolate chips.

  33. postedOct 17, 2008 9:40 PM

    Love your cake pops! Esspecially your halloween kick to them!

  34. postedOct 17, 2008 9:48 PM

    This is too cute to be true!
    They look really yummy too.:)

  35. postedOct 17, 2008 10:12 PM

    Amazing! And fun and cute and I’m sure yummy and festive and…well, you get the idea, you GOT the idea. Okay, Bakerella GOT the idea, you turned it into your own beautifully!

  36. postedOct 17, 2008 10:54 PM
    Lori Lynn

    You are amazing Lori!

    Nice drip!
    …and I am laughing at “don’t admire it for too long…”

  37. postedOct 18, 2008 12:01 AM

    I LOVE this and think I’m going to try to get adventurous and make these for my son’t Fall Festival at his preschool…we’ll see. These are so adorable!

  38. postedOct 18, 2008 1:22 AM

    Ok, those are too precious. I’d almost feel guilty eating one. Almost.

  39. postedOct 18, 2008 1:24 AM

    Cute and good looking. Oh, how I wish my girls were little again.

  40. postedOct 18, 2008 1:58 AM

    Pumpkin cake pops sound good! Great job decorating them and their sticks!

  41. postedOct 18, 2008 2:01 AM

    Perfect for kids!!! I like Halloween, it’s a new thing for me!

  42. postedOct 18, 2008 4:24 AM
    alexandra's kitchen

    Oh my gosh these are so cute. You are a little Martha Stewart Recipe Girl!

  43. postedOct 18, 2008 5:37 AM
    Gretchen Noelle

    Great photos! What fun cake pops for Halloween!

  44. postedOct 18, 2008 11:28 AM

    Bakerella’s pops are definitely inspiring – your pumpkin variety is BRILLIANT!!! Love it :0)

  45. postedOct 18, 2008 12:11 PM

    What a great Halloween treat. So cute!!!

  46. postedOct 18, 2008 1:27 PM

    well, these are phenomenal. it sounds like a time-consuming process, but the results are certainly worth it! and i love that you used pumpkin spice cake mix–perfect touch. πŸ™‚

  47. postedOct 18, 2008 2:37 PM

    Wow, as if the cake pop wasn’t cute enough, you even decorated the stick!

  48. postedOct 18, 2008 3:07 PM

    These pops are so fun… very creative. I love the bright colors. Did you make them for your son’s class?

  49. postedOct 18, 2008 3:23 PM

    Now I want to make some cake pops!
    Yours are very festive!!!

  50. postedOct 18, 2008 4:41 PM
    Jessy and her dog Winnie

    Omg that looks great! I made the same thing with a chocolate cake mix before.

  51. postedOct 18, 2008 6:35 PM
    That Girl

    I’m definitely thinking of making these for work this year.

  52. postedOct 18, 2008 7:59 PM

    Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing the how-to as well! I like pictures so that I can be certain that I’m doing it right!

  53. postedOct 18, 2008 8:01 PM

    I am trying to get a 3 column blog on blogger. I am having difficulty with the templates… any tips?

  54. postedOct 18, 2008 9:16 PM

    Love the step by step. I need to make these, I feel like the only one that hasn’t made them yet.
    These are great for an office party, like an Xams pop of some sort. Hmmm

  55. postedOct 18, 2008 10:21 PM
    Leonor de Sousa Bastos

    Those are lovely!!!

    I think I’ll wear a mask and ring at your door! ihihih

  56. postedOct 19, 2008 12:50 AM
    Cookie baker Lynn

    How cute is that?? What a fun idea for a Halloween party. How do you find the time to be so awesome?

  57. postedOct 19, 2008 1:13 AM

    How freaking cute are these!?!

  58. postedOct 19, 2008 1:37 AM

    wow! those look great! I think I will make these for a potluck at work! adorable!

  59. postedOct 19, 2008 2:47 AM

    These are gorgeous! I have a Halloween party at work and will definitely make these. Thanks!

  60. postedOct 19, 2008 3:16 AM
    Proud Italian Cook

    How cute is that!!! Great job Lori, and thanks for the step by step! I can’t believe you just crumble it all up! πŸ™‚ How sweet are these???

  61. postedOct 19, 2008 4:05 AM
    Sweet Bird

    These are très adorable

  62. postedOct 19, 2008 9:39 AM
    hot garlic

    RG -these are SO cute I could DIE!! They look tasty and just adorable and I love your little touches like the ribbon. I am so boring, I would have done them all the same, but you really made them pop {uh, pun intended} by doing them all different!

  63. postedOct 19, 2008 11:22 AM

    Great step-by-step.Lovely and delicious little treat for the kids. They must love it

  64. postedOct 19, 2008 1:30 PM
    Half Baked

    Those pops are adorable! Nice job:)

  65. postedOct 19, 2008 2:25 PM
    Mary Ann

    So cute! These turned out perfect! I love how you did Halloween theme. I was going to do the cupcake pops, but I might just go with Halloween instead!

  66. postedOct 19, 2008 3:01 PM

    What a lovely idea! They look so cute.

  67. postedOct 19, 2008 7:26 PM

    They’re so cute and festive!!

  68. postedOct 19, 2008 8:25 PM

    So cute! I’ve got to try making these.

  69. postedOct 19, 2008 11:07 PM

    How darling! I must be the last person in the world who has never made a cake pop! Yours get an A+!

  70. postedOct 20, 2008 12:32 AM

    COOL!! πŸ˜‰

  71. postedOct 20, 2008 6:29 AM
    Nina Timm

    I love the effort and detail that goes into all your food. You are truly amazing!!!

  72. postedOct 20, 2008 3:13 PM

    I think kids (of all ages) would love these. Perfect treat for Halloween!

  73. postedOct 21, 2008 12:09 AM

    These are darling. You have way more energy than me. πŸ™‚

  74. postedOct 21, 2008 12:22 AM

    So cute! I love making these but mine never turn out as cute as they’re supposed to!

  75. postedOct 21, 2008 2:35 AM

    How cool is that! Perfect for a party!

  76. postedOct 21, 2008 10:03 AM

    These pops are awesome a fantastic Halloween treat!

    Rosie x

  77. postedOct 21, 2008 1:11 PM

    Wow. Did you buy all that stuff from ShopBakersNook.com?
    That site has so many cool things on it. Thank you for finding that site for me.

  78. postedOct 21, 2008 1:22 PM

    These pops look absolutely gorgeous. What a creative idea and lovely pictures as well.

  79. postedOct 21, 2008 4:58 PM
    Satisfying my Sweet Tooth

    Those are adorable! I especially love the way you decorated the sticks! I’m going to give them a try!

  80. postedOct 21, 2008 7:30 PM

    What an awesome idea! If I had the time (and if I didn’t live a condo where there is a grand total of one child in the entire building)I would SO make these and wrap them for trick or treaters!

    Maybe they’d be a cute treat for coworkers on Halloween…

  81. postedOct 22, 2008 1:01 AM

    i left you an award. come grab it when you get a chance πŸ™‚

  82. postedOct 25, 2008 7:40 PM

    I love the idea – so easy but looks so professional. I’d love for you to do a Christmas version to show us. I’m thinking they’d be perfect for the Christmas party.
    Thanks for a great idea.

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