Posts Tagged ‘Cake Pops’

Football Cake Pops (Dairy-Free Ganache Version)

January 30, 2012

This is the pareve sequel to my Chanukah cake pops (which were very dairy, with lots of butter and cream cheese). Instead of making pareve “cream cheese” frosting, I went with part ganache and part vanilla frosting.

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Chanukah Cake Pops (from homemade cake and frosting–with dairy-free options)

December 21, 2011

I made some cake pops for upcoming Chanukah parties. The standard recipe calls for cake mix and store bought frosting, but I just didn’t want to go that route.

Making the cake and frosting is actual trivial compared to the task of shaping, dipping and decorating.  An additional bonus of homemade cake and frosting is that you can control the ingredients and eliminate trans-fats or make it dairy-free (or even vegan).

For the cake, I went with a vegan chocolate cake that is intensely chocolate, but tends to crumbly dryness, which is an advantage in this case. For the frosting, I went with a super dairy mix of powdered sugar, butter and cream cheese. It would be very easy to make this vegan/dairy-free/pareve, though, with margarine and Tofutti cream cheese.

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Hamantaschen Pops

March 18, 2011

I must really be in a Bakerella mode lately. In addition to making cookie truffle pops shaped like Hershey’s Kisses, I made cookie truffle pops shaped like . . . . hamantaschen!

Unlike the Hershey’s Kiss pops, these are vanilla. Same directions as for the other recipe, except that you use Bloomies vanilla sandwich cookies and Tofutti “cream cheese.”  Just pulverize a pound of vanilla sandwich cookies, mix them with a half pound of “cream cheese” (or use real cream cheese if you want to make these dairy), and shape little hamantaschen.

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