Looking for something to fulfill your sweet tooth but don’t necessarily want an entire slice of cake? Disney parks cake pops are one of my favorites! These one are a little easier to eat than the typical rounds cake pops. I never know how to take the first bite off those things.
These are great as party desserts, for kids’ not making a big mess, and it’s easy to change things up and get creative to come up with different designs. Here’s a base recipe inspired by one of the ones in the Disney Parks, I like it with a chocolate flavor, but I’m also sharing some variations below that you can have a little fun with like this Frozen one!
Chocolate Mickey Cake Pops
- 1 box chocolate cake mix + whatever they’ve instructed on the box
- 8oz softened cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 4 Tbsp softened butter
- 2 Tbsp half & half
- Lollipop stick
- Parchment paper
- Semi-sweet chocolate
- White chocolate
- Bake chocolate cake according to box instructions and let cool completely.
- Whip together cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, butter and half & half until smooth.
- Mix together cake and cream cheese mix until fully combined. If it’s not easily pliable then add more half & half 1 Tbsp at a time.
- Then scoop up about 2-3 Tbsp of the cake mix into your hands and form into Mickey shapes.
- Pop a lollipop stick in the bottom and lay on parchment paper lined tray and place them in the freezer.
- While cake pops are freezing, bring water to boil in the pot. Make sure that the water level does not touch the bottom of the glads bowl when the bowl sits on top.
- Once water is boiling, uncover the pot and place bowl on top. Lower the heat down to a simmer.
- Add in the Semi-sweet Chocolate and let them melt while stirring constantly so you don’t have any chunks.
- Take the cake pops out and cover with the chocolate. Lay them back on the tray to harden.
- While the shell is hardening, repeat steps 6-8 with white chocolate. Then drizzle on both sides of the cake pop to complete!
- If you use only white chocolate, you can change up the color themes!
Other Cake Flavors
All you have to do is replace the chocolate cake mix with a different flavor. Some popular options are red velvet, angel food cake, and confetti cake. Something fun to do is match the cake flavors by colors to certain Disney characters like Cinderella!
Round Mickey and Minnie Cake Pops
You can use the same base recipe for your cake pops. But you’ll add a few more things to your ingredient list, red sugar crystal sprinkles, semi-sweet chocolate discs, and piping bags.
When you get to forming your cake pops, you’ll form then round instead of to Mickey shapes and place the lollipop stick on the top instead of bottom. Put white chocolate in piping bag. Then before the chocolate shells dry, dip theme into the bowl of crystal sprinkles covering half of the round and place 2 chocolate discs in for ears. Pipe on Mickey’s pant buttons or Minnie’s dress polka dots and bow.
These are a holiday version!