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Christmas pudding cake pops

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2.375 stars based on 8 ratings

These festive vanilla cake pops are really and a great treat to share with friends and family over the Christmas period.

Key Information

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  • Serves:
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 100g 3½ oz Plain white flour (we like Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 20g ¾ oz Cocoa powder
  • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
  • 40g 1½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 120ml 4⅛ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • pinch pinch Salt

For the buttercream

  • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we like Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 300g 10⅝ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 2tsp 2tsp Milk (whole)

For the decoration

  • 200g 7⅛ oz Dark chocolate chips (we like Silver Spoon Create) Dark chocolate chips
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • Sugar paste icing red and green

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C, gas mark 3) and line a muffin tin with muffin cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    To make the sponge place the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter into a freestanding mixer with the paddle attachment or in a bowl and mix with an electric mixer until you get a sandy consistency.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Plain white flour (we like Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 20g ¾ oz Cocoa powder
    • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we like Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder
    • pinch pinch Salt
    • 40g 1½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Whisk the milk and egg together in a jug then slowly add to the flour mixture and beat until smooth and well mixed.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 2tsp 2tsp Milk (whole)
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the sponge bounces back when touched or when a skewer comes out clean.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Cool on a wire rack, then leave in the fridge overnight to stale.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the buttercream, put the butter in a large bowl and cream until pale and fluffy, then add the icing sugar and mix until smooth. Add the milk and vanilla extract then whisk until light and fluffy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 300g 10⅝ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
    • 2tsp 2tsp Milk (whole)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we like Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Remove the cakes from the fridge and crumble into a large bowl until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, then mix in some of the frosting until the mixture can be formed into small balls.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Make balls of the mixture by rolling between your hands and place on a baking tray, then put in the fridge for 15-20 mins.

  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Melt the dark chocolate according to the instructions on the packet, then dip a lollipop stick into the chocolate and place in the cake ball. Once you have sticks in every ball, dip each one in chocolate to entirely cover the ball, then leave to set.

    Ingredients for this step

  10. Classic mode Step 10

    Make the icing according to the instructions on the box to a thick consistency, then using a teaspoon pour a small amount onto the top of the cake pop allowing it to flow down the sides of the ball.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Icing sugar (we like Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  11. Classic mode Step 11

    Once all the cake pops have been iced and this has set finish the decoration with some holly and berries using the green and red sugar paste icing.