Fun treats for a kids' party.
Devil's Food Cake
1-3/4 cups cake flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1-1/4 cups vegetable oil
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup brewed coffee
1 cup store-bought cream cheese frosting
About 2 cups white chocolate melts or dark chocolate chips
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 9" cake pans.
Step 2: Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl; set aside.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, whisk sugar and eggs until light and aerated. Stir in melted chocolate, vegetable oil, buttermilk, and coffee and whisk until combined.
Step 4: In three additions, pour wet mixture into dry mixture, whisking well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Step 5: Let cakes cool and then crumble into a bowl. Stir in frosting until well combined. Refrigerate mixture 15 minutes.
Step 6: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove cake mixture from refrigerator and form into 1-1/2" balls, setting each on baking sheet. (You should have 12 cake balls.) Pierce the top of each with a lollipop stick and refrigerate another 15 minutes.
Step 7: While cake balls chill, melt chocolate in a double boiler, stirring gently until smooth. Dip each cake ball in melted white chocolate and allow excess to drip off. Let set a few minutes before dipping in sprinkles or other toppings and serving.
Makes 12 pops
Reprinted with permission from Matt Armendariz's On A Stick! (2011 Quirk Books).