Chocolate Cake Ball Pops

Posted July 7th, 2011 in Food 4 Comments »

This bite-sized chocolate cake looks so cute, and is a great finger dessert for a party or a lunch box.

I got this recipe idea from Coles magazine years ago.  The recipe used Coles mud cake, but I baked my own and used it for the recipe.  I didn’t coat the cake with chocolate entirely as the cake is already rich and sweet.  Sprinkled with hundreds and thousands, they turned into fun pops for kids.

What attaches the sticks to the cake is the melted white chocolate.  I got these sticks from Spotlight (sold as “craft sticks”).

The inside is rich, moist chocolate cake.  This is one of the cake I’m asked to bake when friends coming over to my house. 🙂

You should serve this chilled.


<Chocolate Cake>  makes around 40 pops

21cm Φ cake tin

  • 5 eggs (room temperature)
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 45g cocoa powder
  • 45g corn flour
  • 200g dark cooking chocolate
  • 200ml cream
  • cooking white chocolate
  • hundreds and thousands
  • 40 craft sticks


  1. Separate egg whites and yolks.
  2. Add sugar to egg whites, and whip until thick and fluffy.  Shift cocoa powder and corn flour into the bowl, and fold in.
  3. Pour the mixture into lined cake tin, and bake in the oven at 180℃ until just cooked (around 20 minutes).  Let it cool.
  4. Heat cream in a sauce pan to just before boiling.  Turn off the heat, and add chocolate.  Stir until all chocolate is melted, and let it cool until spreadable consistency.
  5. Slice the chocolate sponge, and spread the ganache.

<into pops>

  1. Chop up the chocolate cake, and shape into balls using hands.
  2. Melt white chocolate in warm water bath.
  3. Insert a stick to a chocolate cake ball, and spoon melted chocolate around the stick’s root area.  Repeat with remaining.
  4. Sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.



4 Comments on “Chocolate Cake Ball Pops”

  1. 1 Megan said at 8:28 am on July 8th, 2011:

    LOL – look at the birthday boy. He has no idea what it’s all about. He can’t even eat one yet. They do look yummy. I’d like one right now.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 8:58 am on July 8th, 2011:

    Hehe, thanks Megan 🙂

  3. 3 Jo said at 10:07 pm on July 8th, 2011:

    Hi Ume,

    The cakes look great! They’re such a great party idea. By the way, I was wondering if you know any Japanese cooking classes in Perth?

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 7:31 am on July 10th, 2011:

    Hi Jo,

    Thanks 🙂
    Japanese cooking class… hmmm, sorry I don’t know 🙁 If there was, I’d like to join too!

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