Blueberry Cake Pops

Megan McCafferty

Cake:
1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup milk
2 cups fresh blueberries

Frosting:
12 oz cream cheese
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoon butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Extra:
24 oz white chocolate chips
Sticks for pops
Sprinkles

Step 1 (cake): Grease 9 X 13 cake pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2 (cake): Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until blended, add eggs and vanilla and beat until fully blended.

Step 3 (cake): Stir flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl. Then slowly add half of it to the butter and sugar mixture, then add your milk and mix again before adding the rest of the flour mixture. Mix for about a minute or until fully incorporated. Then gently fold in blueberries. Spread batter into pan and place into oven for about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove cake from pan and set aside to fully cool.

Step 4 (frosting): Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Add vanilla and mix again. Then slowly start adding powdered sugar. Mix until fully incorporated. The frosting should be relatively thick as it works like a glue for the cake pops. If it is not thick enough, more powdered and cream cheese can be added to reach desired thickness.

Step 5 (assembly): Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Slowly mix in frosting until the cake mixture is soft but not too wet or squishy. You want to be able to mold the mixture into balls without sticking to your hands. You can always add more frosting if the cake is too dry but be careful not to add too much.

Step 6 (assembly): Place white chocolate chips into the microwave, heat for 30 seconds then mix, repeat until fully melted. Dip the tip of sticks into melted chocolate before sticking into cake balls, this will help keep the cake on the stick. Once the cake ball is stuck on the stick you can start using a spoon to pour white chocolate onto the cake, place them upright to dry. If you don't have a stand for the pops, placing a few in mugs works great. Decorate as you please :)