Homemade Cake Pops Without Molds

By: Sheila Reynolds

Here is a creative way to make the popular cake pop without cheating and using a cake pop mold, or if you don’t happen to have one when the craving hits you. This is a fun recipe to involve your kids in and the artsy creativity will keep them entertained for hours.


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup whipped cream cheese
  • 4 tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 tbs. heavy cream
  • 24 ounces white chocolate, chopped
  • Food coloring
  • Candy


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in one bowl and the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter in another. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, whisking to combine. Pour into a greased and floured 9-by-9 pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  2. Tear the cake into small pieces. Fold in melted butter and heavy cream to soften, and then add the cream cheese. Refrigerate, covered, for 48 hours. 
  3. Roll the cake into small balls and arrange on a large, parchment covered tray. Skewer each ball with a stick. Freeze for about 30 minutes to harden.
  4. Bring a few inches of water to a low simmer in a pot. Place a heat-proof bowl on top of the pot and add the chocolate. Whisk the chocolate until smooth.
  5. Separate the chocolate into several dishes. Color each one with a different food coloring.