Tuesday, August 14, 2012

WARNING: This is Not Paleo (Lemon Cake Pops)

I don't want what I'm about to say to come between us, but I mean it when I say that most "cheat" food isn't worth it. Like, I'm a really good cook. Seriously, have you seen this? Or what about this? And I can't forget this. I mean, the things I can do with paleo ingredients is just...beyond. Consequently, it takes something non-paleo that's really REALLY good to make deviating from the dietary lifestyle I've chosen worth it. These lemon cake pops are worth it.
So if that first thing I said didn't come between us, this next thing probably will: I used a boxed cake mix to make these. Go ahead--SHUN MEEEEEEEE!!!!! I have it coming!! Despite my firm belief that homemade is ALWAYS better than boxed cake mix, which I've vehemently verbalized, I just couldn't bring myself to make it from scratch because I was knee-deep in a variety of other goodies for book club.
In my defense, which believe me, I know I have none, I did make the icing from scratch. You see, to make cake pops, all you do is bake a cake, crumble it up with a fork, and then combine it with icing until it just barely starts to come together. Homemade frosting flavors > boxed cake mix and thus, it all turned out okay.
Because I wanted to be able to eat like, 7 of these myself (and believe me, you'll want to), I wanted a flavor that wouldn't be too rich by the 6th pop, hence my decision to make them lemon.
So, to repeat, that's lemon cake, lemon cream cheese frosting, formed into balls, and then dunked into white chocolate and sprinkled with yellow sanding sugar.
Could you just die? I mean, could.you.just.die???
In case you're living somewhere Starbucks doesn't exist (and by God, I hope that's none of you), and you've never had a cake pop, they basically taste like the moistest cake you've ever had in your life coated in chocolate. 
It's like I said...very few things are "worth" it. These are. Even if you do have to make two trips to the grocery store to get the right white chocolate when the first bag you get seizes up.
For more cake pop ideas, check out Bakerella!

Who else has made cake pops? Do you find them a pain in the ass to make? Do you also like to eat half a dozen in one setting??

10 comments:

Alissa Kelly said...

Those look SO. AMAZING! I haven't made cake pops yet - but I've eaten them and lemon just sounds so yummy. (And your pictures are not helping ;) I might have to try to make those!!!

Alissa
alissakelly.blogspot.com

Julie (Middle Maintenance) said...

I LOVE cakepops! I like the lemon variation idea. Normally I one up you and eat about 10. I have abandoned the stick recently and just done "cake bites" due to some issues with the pops falling off the sticks after one bite. Any tips for getting those suckers to stay on?

RosaLovesDC said...

Oh lemon is one of my favorite flavors for cake (of course besides chocolate). Now my question is, is there a way to put booze in them?

Gayla said...

Lovely! Lemon sounds like a perfect choice. I have been to many a Starbucks and gazed lovingly upon the cakepops, but alas and alack I have never actually consumed a cakepop. I fear my life is not complete...

Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} said...

Yeah, those look friggin great... totally worth it 100%. I'm making those cuz it's about time I cheated on my diet! :) :)

Meagan Murtagh said...

can you do a step by step?
i had the biggest pinterest FAIL ever when i tried to make cake pops...

Bre said...

Yummy!!! Did you do your nails to match the cake pops? :)

Sunshine said...

Those look so good! I love lemon.

www.cancerinthecity.com

Lauren said...

Yum yum in my tum!

Lauren,
Fashionswirls.blogspot.com
xx

melanie nicklin said...

Limoncello

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