I wanted to make something horrific for halloween and I decided cake pops would be perfect. You can eat them yourselves, make them with your family or even give them to trick or treaters!
I made white chocolate chip vanilla cake and covered them in matcha white chocolate, matcha is a fantastic natural alternative to green food colouring and tastes divine. I use Kiss Me Organics Culinary Grade Matcha, as it has a great taste and is also really green and it gives the brightest green colouring I’ve found, it’s also cheap for over 100g!
You’ll also need a cake pop mould, I used this Sweetly Does It mould.
Originally the plan was to use orange food colouring to make orange chocolate and decorate them as jack o lanterns but the food colouring I bought was awful and wouldn’t make the white chocolate anywhere near the orange I wanted.
I also decided I wanted to get some matcha involved somehow and while watching the Walking Dead premiere I decided that the perfect combo would be matcha green cake pops with zombie jack o lanterns! I had one white chocolate cake pop that I made before adding the matcha, so I had an idea to have the white chocolate one as a human. The finished result is the display of the women running from the zombies. It might not be that good (I’d never written with icing before) but they tastes fantastic which is the main thing! 🙂
So here’s the recipe:
120g unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
150g unrefined caster sugar
4 tbsp of milk, also room temperature
180g of self raising flower
1 bag of white chocolate chips
Culinary grade matcha, to taste
1. First thing you’ll want to do is cream the sugar and butter in a bowl
2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat gently with an electric whisk and add the vanilla extract
3. Sieve the flour and baking powder in to a bowl and combine
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix thoroughly
5. Add the milk and stir until the batter mixture is smooth and your desired amount of white chocolate chips.
6. Grease your cake pops mould thoroughly in all the holes and spoon the mixture in to the holes, add the lid of the mould. You can use a cocktail stick to prod the cake pops through the hole in the mould, to check if they’re cooked.
7. Place the mould on a tray to stabilise the cake pops while they cook and cook for 15-20 mins
8. Remove the cake pops when they’re ready and leave on a wire rack to cool. Take the top of the mould off and you should have perfect cake pops!
9. Last step is to melt some white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, add the amount of matcha you like. Dip the cake pop sticks in the white chocolate and leave them to set slightly, this will help to secure the cake pop in place on the stick (you can see my fallen cake pops as zombie heads in the background lol).
10. Stab your first cake pop with the stick and dip the cake pop in to the white chocolate, I used a fork to help lift the cake pop out, which greatly reduced the amount of cake pops falling off their stick. Put the cake pop in the holder and allow to set before decorating, repeat this for the rest of the cake pops and you’re done! 😀
Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have a fantastic Halloween! 😀
If you try these I’d love to hear how you get on 🙂