If you're in the mood for cakesicles, then you are going to love this chocolate-coated cake crumble recipe! Made with popsicle molds and colorful sprinkles, these frozen cake pops are fitting treats for any occasion!
Why This Recipe Works
Cakesicles are like a cake pop... but better! These frozen cake popsicles are a refreshing treat and insanely easy to make with just a few ingredients! This recipe uses soft cake crumbles, sweet frosting, and chocolate molds: perfection. Serve these treats either frozen or at room temperature when you're craving something a little extra sweet.
Just like my yummy nice cream with birthday cake granola, these cakesicles are filled with delectable vanilla flavors that are comforting, satisfying, and sweet. Chunks of yellow cake are mixed with rich frozen chocolate–a combination that is similar to utopia.
Another great thing about these frozen cake pops is the fact they are so simple to make. With just a few simple steps, you will have some tasty treats ready in no time. I like to make a batch of these treats to snack on throughout the week when I need a little extra pick-me-up. And? An an intuitive eater I can do this without any guilt, stress or anxiety about having dessert nor feel like I'll inhale them all in 0.67 seconds when I get the delectable sweet taste of that first bite. So. Freaking. Freeing!
- Cake Crumbles: Any type of cake crumbles will work. I used boxed yellow cake for my crumbles–be creative!
- Frosting: I used vanilla frosting, but any flavor of frosting would be delicious!
- Sprinkles: I like a variety of colors for a little extra hint of fun.
- Chocolate Chips: You will need semi-sweet chocolate chips for the chocolate mold.
- Coconut Oil: Just a small amount of oil is needed to make the chocolate.
How to Make This Recipe
You will love this easy cakesicle recipe! The options for the filling are endless plus these treat just taste good!
Step One: In a large bowl mix together the cake crumbles, frosting and sprinkles. Set aside.
Step Two: Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil into a bowl and microwave for a couple of minutes until melted. To prevent burning, stop the microwave to stir every 20-30 seconds.
Step Three: Using a paintbrush, paint the melted chocolate into the popsicle mold.
Place mold with chocolate in the freezer for at least 5 minutes until hardened.
Step Five: After five minutes, remove the mold from the freezer and fill it with the cake mixture. Fill each mold to the top and then insert the popsicle sticks into the mold and flatten any areas.
Adjust the cake filling as needed after inserting the popsicle sticks. Be sure to flatten the top of the cake mixture so it’s nice and smooth.
Step Six: Next, paint the over the cake filling with more chocolate while encasing it. Be sure to coat the entirety of the cake crumbles making a solid smooth surface.
Step Seven: Next, add additional sprinkles on top of the chocolate coating, if desired.
Step Eight: Place the cakesicles in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to harden.
A cakesicle is a twist on the traditional cake pop. Cakesicles are cake crumbles coated in a frozen chocolate shell.
If your cakesicle is broken, you can try redipping it in hot chocoalte sauce and refreezing it.
It's possible the chocolate layer was not even around the cake crumbles. That's okay, no matter how you eat these cakesicles, they are still delicious!
- These cakesicles will last in the freezer for up to three months and in the refrigerator for two weeks.
- Use white chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate.
- You can use either storebought or homemade frosting.
- If you have a leftover cake you need to use up, these cakesicles would be the perfect way to repurpose it!
If you love this recipe be sure to leave a star rating on the recipe card and a comment below!
Want to learn more about intuitive eating and finding food freedom so that you too can feel comfortable enjoying ALL foods without guilt, stress or anxiety and in ways that feel good? Get started by taking this quiz which will give you a personalized workbook to stop dieting and get started!
Other Recipes You May Like
- 2 cups cake crumbles*
- ⅓ cup frosting
- 1 tablespoon sprinkles
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
In a large bowl mix together the cake crumbles, frosting and sprinkles. Set aside.
Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil into a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes until melted. Stop the microwave to stir every 20-30 seconds to prevent burning.
Using a paintbrush** paint your melted chocolate into the popsicle mold. Be sure to cover the entire thing so there are no see through areas and the sides are completely covered all the way up (Note: You want this to be as thin as possible without being see through- this is why the paintbrush works so well! Otherwise the chocolate cracks so much when you eat these cakesicles!)
Place mold with chocolate in the freezer for ~5 minutes until hardened.
Remove mold from freezer after 5 minutes and fill it with the cake mixture. Fill each mold to the top and then Insert popsicle sticks into the mold and flatten any areas. Adjust the cake filling as needed after inserting the popsicle sticks. Be sure to flatten the top of the cake mixture so it’s nice and smooth (not clumpy!)
Now paint the over the cake filling with more chocolate, encasing it. I found it helpful to put a puddle of chocolate and then use the paintbrush to spread it out. Be sure that you can’t see the cake filling and it’s covered in nice, smooth chocolate. Again, you want this to be as thin as possible without being see through- this is why the paintbrush works so well! Otherwise the chocolate cracks so much when you eat these cakesicles. This can be a bit tedious- but it’s worth it to take your time to get nice clean edges!!!
Now, add additional sprinkles on top of the chocolate coating if desired.
Place cakesicles in the freezer for ~30-60 minutes to harden.
Remove frozen cakesicles from the freezer and carefully remove them from the mold.
If you want to add sprinkles to the other side (the one that was face down) Re-microwave your chocolate for ~30 seconds if necessary and paint on a little more chocolate so the sprinkles have something to stick to, add sprinkles, and then pop back in the freezer to harden for ~5 minutes. This is also when you can fix any cracks or spots if those happened when taking them out of the molds- make sure everything is covered!
*To make the cake crumbles prepare a boxed cake mix (I used a yellow cake mix) according to package directions. Then crumble the finished cake into a bowl to make cake crumbles.
**You can also use a spoon but I recommend using a small paintbrush to do so. Be sure to use a brand new, washed, chocolate dedicated brush!
I like to eat these frozen, like popsicles, but you could serve them at room temp as well.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 1g
Nutrition info is provided for Google however you get to decide the amount to eat that feels good to YOU!