Easy Homemade Cake Pops

Tools & Supplies

– Sheet Cake Pan – Cake Pop Sticks – Craft styrofoam block or cardboard box for holding and carrying

– 1 box of cake mix – 1 box of instant pudding – 4 eggs – 1 cup water – ⅓ cup vegetable oil – ½ cup buttercream frosting – 1 bag Candy Melts Candy – Your choice of topping (sprinkles, nuts, etc.)

Ready? Let's Get Started


Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray sheet cake pan or baking tray with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil.  Then beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely. 

Divide cake in half and freeze one half for future use. Using your hands, crumble up the cake until no large pieces remain.

Add frosting, mixing with fingers until well combined. 

Form Cake Balls Small - 1-tbsp Makes 48 Medium - 2-tbsp Makes 24 Large - 3-tbsp Makes 16 Once desired size is formed, chill until set. Usually about 2-hours

Once set, melt Candy Melts candy. Dip the tip of each stick into melted candy, then into set cake balls.  Let chill again until set, about 10 minutes. Reserve remaining melted candy.

Once set again, dip the cake balls, one at a time, into reserved melted candy.  Tap lightly to remove excess.

Immediately cover with sprinkles or topping of choice, then transfer to craft foam.  Repeat with remaining cake pops.  Chill until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.

All done!  Ready to share and enjoy!