Chocolate covered anything is a yes in my book so I had to try my hand at some yummy cakesickles! They are definitely time consuming but if you’re looking for a yummy treat to add to a charcuterie board or to give the kids something yummy to look forward to then this is a total must.
Let’s make cakesickles!
I purchased the mold on Amazon and while it came with some popsicle sticks I also decided to grab some more for good measure. I have a feeling I’ll be making these every holiday. Once you have those two stars in place, it’s time to bake a cake! I just grabbed a cake mix from Wal-Mart and followed to directions on making it. I decided to make the cake over night to allow it time to cool and set. The next day, I crumbled it all up and folded in a tub of vanilla frosting. This is the “glue” that holds the cake together and allows you to mold it and be able to put it into the cakesickle mold.
Once that was all done, I then put the mixture into the molds. I did a mixture of using my hands to press it into the mold as well as using a spatula. It’s all about personal preference here. The first couple, I didn’t put enough cake inside the mold and so they ended up falling apart when I tried to frost them or even take them out of the mold. My advice is to definitely pack as much as you can in there but don’t overfill. Then you will insert the sticks into the bottom of the mold (there’s a little hole) and then I put it into the freezer. I would say wait about 6-8 hours or even overnight if you have several molds.
Chocolate dipping time!
After they are all chilled and ready to take out the mold, it’s time to dip them into some chocolate. I grabbed a white melting chocolate, dark green melting chocolate and then this gold drizzle that caught my eye while I was in Hobby Lobby. Can’t have St. Patrick’s Day treats without gold!
Melt the chocolate in 30 second increments in the microwave until fully melted. Make sure to stir in between each heating or you run the risk of burning the chocolate. Trust me, you don’t wanna do that! Another tip: melt the chocolate in tall microwave safe glasses. It’s easier to dip them into a tall glass than it is to spoon the chocolate onto the cakesickle. Plus, it comes out smoother. I clearly did not do that first but everything is a learning process!
After the chocolate is all melted, it’s time to dip the cakesickle into the chocolate. Just a quick coat and you are good to go! You don’t wanna over dip as it can then take longer for the chocolate to harden as well not look smooth. The gold drizzle took a little longer to really harden up as it’s not really meant to dip fully in but more like a finish or half dip. I went a little crazy with it cause it was just so pretty! I did end up having to put it into the freezer for a day to really harden up. The chocolate however, hardens pretty quickly as the cake is frozen!
Time to enjoy!
Of course, I had to present it all pretty like but the kids definitely dug right into it! They enjoyed the chocolate dipped one for sure and Adylee told me the gold was “just too pretty to eat.” She’s definitely becoming a preteen that one.
These are definitely a must-have treat for any type of occasion and of course, you can make them any color which is so fun. Just head to your local craft store or even Wal-Mart and get some melting chocolate in the baking sections.