How to Make Vegan Cake Pops

By Olivia

If you are a vegan or simply looking for a delicious and cruelty-free treat, vegan cake pops are the perfect choice! These bite-sized delights are made without any animal products, yet they are still moist, flavorful, and visually appealing. With a few ingredients and some creativity, you can whip up these delectable vegan cake pops in no time.

Ingredients

Before diving into the process of making vegan cake pops, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of vegan margarine
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Vegan chocolate chips or melting chocolate for coating
  • Vegan-friendly decorations (sprinkles, crushed nuts, etc.)
  • Cake pop sticks

Step 1: Prepare the Cake

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients until well-combined.

In a separate bowl, mix the almond milk, vegan margarine, and vanilla extract. Gradually add the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until a smooth batter forms.

Pour the batter into a greased cake pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Once baked, let the cake cool completely.

Step 2: Crumble and Shape

After the cake has cooled, crumble it into fine pieces using your hands or a food processor. Transfer the cake crumbs to a large bowl.

Next, add your preferred frosting to the cake crumbs. Ensure that the frosting is vegan-friendly and mix it thoroughly until the cake crumbs and frosting form a sticky dough-like consistency.

Once the dough is ready, roll it into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Place the cake balls on a lined baking sheet and refrigerate them for at least 30 minutes to firm up.

Step 3: Coating and Decorating

Melt the vegan chocolate chips or melting chocolate according to the package instructions. Take the cake balls out of the refrigerator and dip one end of a cake pop stick into the melted chocolate, then insert it into a cake ball, about halfway through.

Now it’s time to coat the cake pops with melted chocolate. Hold a cake pop by the stick and dip it into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off. You can rotate the cake pop gently to achieve an even coating.

If desired, sprinkle some vegan-friendly decorations over the freshly coated cake pops. Crushed nuts, sprinkles, or shredded coconut can add both flavor and visual appeal.

Step 4: Setting and Serving

Once you have coated and decorated all the cake pops, place them upright in a cake pop stand or a Styrofoam block. This will allow the chocolate coating to set without touching any surfaces.

Let the cake pops cool and the chocolate coating harden for approximately 1 hour. Once fully set, they are ready to be served or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Step 5: Ideas for Variations

Take your vegan cake pops to the next level with these creative variations:

VariationDescription
Fruity DelightAdd diced fresh fruits to the cake crumble, such as strawberries, blueberries, or pineapple for a burst of fruitiness.
Caramel SurpriseInsert a small piece of vegan caramel or caramel sauce into the center of the cake ball before coating it with chocolate.
Minty TwistMix a touch of mint extract or crushed mint leaves into the cake dough for a refreshing twist.
Chocolate HeavenAdd vegan chocolate chips to the cake dough for a double dose of chocolatey goodness.
Peanut Butter IndulgenceDrizzle melted vegan peanut butter over the chocolate-coated cake pops for a delectable combination of flavors.

With these variations, you can bring personalized flavors to your vegan cake pops and impress your taste buds even more!

Now that you know how to make vegan cake pops, you can enjoy these delightful treats or share them with your family and friends. Get creative, experiment with flavors, and have fun indulging in these scrumptious cruelty-free desserts!