I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of gorgeously decorated cakesicles in your Instagram feed or on Pinterest, right? Well today is the day you’re going to learn how to make them – just in time for Christmas – so you can amaze your family with a lovely winter-themed dessert! Keep scrolling for a full tutorial and discover how to make these delicious Sugar Plum Cakesicles!
Cake balls or cake pops are a heavenly dessert you and your family may enjoy during the holidays. A cakesicle, if you’re not familiar with the term, is basically a giant cake ball on steroids! Lol And because it’s larger in size, you can really go all out with the decorations. Today, I want to show you how you can make a snowflake covered Sugar Plum chocolate cakesicle that is sure to be a hit at your upcoming holiday party.
I also want to point out, like my daughter was quick to tell me too, that the design on these desserts is perfect for a Frozen themed birthday party! So if your little one has Elsa, Anna and Olaf on the brain, then you can score a major mom win by whipping up a batch on a cold winter’s day, for a special playdate or to add to the dessert table at a Frozen Party.
Sugar Plum Cakesicle Ingredients
The full ingredient list is below, but the basics of what you’ll need to gather before you begin baking are:
- Your favorite boxed cake mix (I used chocolate, but you can pick your favorite flavor)
- Frosting (I used chocolate, but use what best matches your cake flavor)
- Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
- Edible Snowflakes (you can make your own from icing or fondant, or get these which are made from gumpaste or these which are edible wafers)
- Snowflake Holiday Sprinkles (these are a close match to what I used here or grab these and add in some hot pink!)
You’ll also need a few baking supplies:
- A silicone cakesicle mold (which you can repurpose later on to make our Sangria Popsicles!)
- A cookie sheet with a wire rack
- 18 popsicle sticks
- A disposable piping bag
- Cake or cupcake pan
Frozen Inspired Cakesicle Directions
You make cakesicles much like cake balls. Detailed recipe directions are below, but you’ll begin my mixing up your cake batter. You can bake your cake in either a cake pan or in a cupcake pan. Totally your call, because once it cools, you’re going to crumble it up into pieces in a large bowl. Next, add about 1/2 cup of your frosting and combine it with your cake crumbles to form the cakesicle dough. Set it aside.
Grab your white chocolate melts and melt them according to the package directions, being careful not to overheat them and burn the chocolate. Then, spoon about 2 tablespoons of the melted chocolate into your cakesicle molds. You’ll want to tilt the mold around to ensure the sides get coated with the chocolate too. Finally, you’ll add the popsicle stick into the bottom of the mold then place the molds in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes so they can harden and set.
Once the chocolate has set, remove the molds from the fridge and carefully add about 2 tablespoons of your cakesicle dough to each mold, spreading it out gently so that the chocolate doesn’t break.
Then you’ll repeat your process, melting more chocolate to spoon onto of the cake dough, covering it all to enclose your cakesicle. Place the molds back in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes so they can fully set.
Christmas Cakesicle Decorations
Now it’s time for the fun part! Very carefully, remove your cakesicles from the molds and place them on a wire rack to begin decorating.
Melt some more chocolate and place it into your piping bag. Drizzle lines of white chocolate over the tops of your cakesicles where you want to add your sprinkles. Then, pipe some chocolate onto the back of your snowflakes and add those where you’d like them on the cakesicles. Give them just a little of time to set as the chocolate hardens and then… you’re ready to eat! Serve them up to your littles, add them to a dessert table or wrap them up as neighbor gifts!
Grab the full recipe below and be sure to Pin this post to your holiday baking board! I hope you’ll give this fun dessert a try during the winter season! Enjoy!