After making this cheesecake and mashing the life out of it to create beautiful and delicious cheesecake pops, I thought, why not do the same with the cake you just baked? Don't worry, I only mashed two slices. I couldn't handle much more destruction of a perfectly good cake. But, those two slices were worth it.
What's better than a slice of cake? That's right, two slices.
What's better than two slices of cake? 14 cake pops!
^^ One of the best bites of my life
Strawberry Shortcake Cake Pops:
(makes 7 cake pops per slice of cake)
1/10th of Strawberry Sponge Cake (including 1/10th of the frosting!)
1/3 cup Freeze-Dried Strawberries (enough to make mixture pink)
3-4oz White Chocolate (all natural please!)
1 tsp of Freeze-Dried Strawberry Crumbs, for topping (optional)
1. Line a cookie sheet or brownie pan with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside (make sure there is room in your freezer for the pan)
2. In a medium bowl, mash the cake+frosting and freeze-dried strawberries together until mixture is fully mixed/moistened. Scoop mixture and roll into 1" balls. Place balls on the prepared pan and freeze for one hour.
3. Melt the white chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one. Put the cake balls on popsicle sticks (or just dunk in the chocolate and scoop out with a fork) and dip into the chocolate, coating the entire ball.
4. Place the popsicle sticks onto a styrofoam block and place in the fridge to firm up. Refrigerate for about an hour, or until chocolate has hardened. Serve!
At first I wasn't really impressed with this nutrition label, but cake pop in hand, I took another bite. I reconsidered. A super sweet and decadent cake pop coated in delicious white chocolate and bursting with strawberry flavor, for only 120 calories?
Yeah, I'll take it.
And, because they are very rich, you'll feel satisfied after just one or two. But if you're like me and have a major sweet tooth, it'll take about two or three ;)