Ooh Babycakes! Chocolate Kahlua…

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Cake pops are so trendy. They are also sooo delicious and will certainly unleash every ounce of creativity you have bottled up inside of you.  That’s what I concluded after making my first batch of them with my new Babycakes cake pop maker I got this weekend.

Oh, one more conclusion I made – any of the Babycakes products would make an awesome Christmas gift.  Check out their donut maker, pie maker, pie pop makers, waffle maker, whoopie pie maker, cupcake makers and cake pop maker  – they are so cool!

For my first batch of cake pops I modified the recipe for chocolate cake pops that came with the maker. One of the key differences in the recipe was the addition of some Kahlua.

My recipe:

1/2 c. sugar

3 tbsp. cocoa

1/2 tsp. espresso powder

1/4 sour milk

3 tbsp. vegetable oil

1/4 c. hot water

1 egg

1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. Kahlua

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 c. flour

This is how I made mine. In a large bowl; add all of the ingredients except the flour.  Mix until smooth and small air bubbles form. Lastly, add flour and mix completely.  Once the batter is ready, pour it into a squeeze bottle and simply follow the instructions that come with the maker.

I did learn a couple of things worth passing on too. First, the book suggests baking the cake balls for 4-6 minutes.  I baked them for 3 minutes and they were completely baked and retained their moistness.  I also did not open the lid on the baker until the full three minutes was up, I only got 2.5 dozen cake balls from this recipe, and next time I make these I’m going to increase the amount of Kahlua.  The flavor got drowned out by the chocolate and espresso – but they were still sumptuous.

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I dipped some of the cake balls into chocolate and some into a vanilla glaze.  I coated them all with sprinkles which made them look so festive. The dipping process does take some patience and time – I wouldn’t suggest making these if you need to whip something up in a hurry.

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In case you’re wondering…  This is not a compensated promotion of Babycakes products.  It’s all my own opinion.

Do you have a Babycakes product?  What do you think of it?