One of my favorite treats is a birthday-cake cake pop from Starbucks. They are so effing good. However, when one is searching for a sweet snack, who wants only 1 freaking cake pop? No one. You need at least 5 or 6 for it to be a completely satisfying experience.
Unfortunately for me, buying 5 or 6 cakes pops in one sitting just to satisfy my sweet tooth is not a justifiable expense. So, for about a year or so, I have been making my own cake pops. Well, initially they were pops (I stick cake balls on the end of a stick), but I have since grown lazy (and cheap), so I now just make cake balls.
Cake Balls Recipe, my simple version
Cook a cake from a box mix. I like funfetti.
While still scalding hot*, crumble cake into a bowl.
Plop in a dollop of tub icing. I like vanilla.
Mix together and form lil' balls.
Dip balls in melted chocolate. I like white chocolate.
Stick in fridge to create an impenetrable, tooth cracking, chocolate shell around the cakey middle.
*My method, but not required if you like your skin to not hurt.
For some reason, my last batch turned out pretty ugly. They tasted fine, but I was having some major issues getting the chocolate to evenly and smoothly cover the cake balls. Also, I used my fingers to dip the cake balls into the chocolate, which probably doesn't help things. Now I see the point of the stick! :)
I found some photos of some cake pops I made about 7 months ago, when I semi-cared about their appearance.