Christmas Pudding Cake Pops

Treat yourself to the ultimate Christmas treat with these adorable Christmas Pudding Cake Pops. Guaranteed to be a hit with kids, these Christmas lollipops not only provide a delicious treat, but also provide the perfect opportunity to socialize with your little ones in the kitchen. Let their creativity flow as they help transform simple ingredients into delicious, bite-sized Christmas puddings. With their cute shape and irresistible taste, these cake pops will add an extra dose of cheer and joy to your festive celebrations. Get ready to make lasting memories and satisfy your sweet cravings this holiday season!

Ingredients

  • 200g Madeira cake
  • 140g-160g white chocolate (see tip)
  • 1 orange, peel finely grated
  • 300 g dark chocolate, 60-70% cocoa, broken into pieces
  • 50g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • Holly decorations made from sugar or red and green icing with lettering

Tip

Tip
Store-bought Madeira cake can vary in consistency, so you may need to add a little more melted white chocolate to help the mixture stick together into balls.Tip
To avoid blooming on the chocolate, cover the cake pop balls with chocolate at the earliest the day before or the day before consumption. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate. When finished, store them in a cool place, not the refrigerator.

Preparation steps

  1. Pulse the Madeira cake in a food processor until fine crumbs form.
  2. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or in the microwave.
  3. Stir the orange peel into the chocolate and then use your hands to work the chocolate into crumbs.
  4. Form 10 small truffle-sized balls, then gently roll them in your palms to smooth the surface.
  5. Arrange the balls on a plate lined with baking paper. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the mixture to set.
  6. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or over a bowl of boiling water.
  7. Dip a lollipop into the melted chocolate about 1.5 cm deep and insert it halfway into a cake ball. Repeat with remaining balls. Place them back on the plate. Place in the refrigerator for five minutes.
  8. Dip the cake pops one at a time into the melted chocolate, allowing any excess chocolate to drip off and rotating the pops to smooth the surface.
  9. Place the pops in a piece of Styrofoam or a cake pop holder if you have one, keeping the pops apart.
  10. Let it harden for about half an hour.
  11. Heat the white chocolate in the microwave or over a pot of simmering water.
  12. Allow to cool for a few minutes until it forms a thick, runny consistency.
  13. If the chocolate is too hot, the dark chocolate underneath will melt.
  14. Pour a small amount onto the cake pops and tilt them back and forth so that it runs down the sides a little.
  15. If you have holly decorations, stick one on the top of each pop.
  16. If using writing icing, wait another 20 minutes or so for the white chocolate to set.
  17. Pipe holly leaves with the green icing and pipe two small dots for berries with the red icing.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
334 18g 10g 40g 36g 1g 4g 0.3g

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Christmas Pudding Cake Pops

Christmas Pudding Cake Pops

Equipment and tools

For this recipe you will need:

  • A mixing bowl
  • A grater for the orange peel
  • A microwave or double boiler for melting chocolate
  • A spoon or spatula for mixing
  • A cake pop mold or your hands to shape
  • Sugar holly decorations or red and green icing to decorate

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Milk (from white chocolate)
  • Soy (from dark chocolate)

Storage and leftovers

How to store your Christmas Pudding Cake Pops:

  • Cover them in chocolate at the earliest the day or day before you plan to eat them.
  • Be careful not to overheat the chocolate.
  • Store them in a cool place, not the refrigerator.

Ingredients

  • 200g Madeira cake
  • 140g-160g white chocolate (see tip)
  • 1 orange, peel finely grated
  • 300 g dark chocolate, 60-70% cocoa, broken into pieces
  • 50g white chocolate, broken into pieces
  • Sugar holly decorations or red and green script icing

Tip

Store-bought Madeira cake can vary in consistency, so you may need to add a little more melted white chocolate to make it
Form the mixture into balls.

Tip

To avoid blooming on the chocolate:

  • Cover the cake pop balls with chocolate at the earliest the day or day before consumption.
  • Be careful not to overheat the chocolate.
  • When finished, store them in a cool place, not the refrigerator.

Health Benefits of Christmas Pudding Cake Pops

The festive season brings with it a number of delicious treats and one such treat that combines the taste of Christmas pudding with the irresistibility of cake pops is the Christmas Pudding Cake Pop. These bite-sized delicacies are not only a treat for the taste buds but also offer numerous health benefits.

1. Rich in antioxidants

Dark chocolate, which forms the outer shell of the cake pops, is full of antioxidants. These powerful compounds help fight free radicals in the body, reduce the risk of chronic diseases and promote overall well-being.

2. Mood-enhancing properties

Enjoying a Christmas Pudding Cake Pop can bring joy and happiness during the holiday season. The combination of chocolate and orange peel creates a delicious flavor profile and has the potential to elevate mood and reduce stress. Chocolate also contains small amounts of compounds that may increase the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with feelings of happiness and well-being.

3. Source of essential nutrients

Madeira cake, one of the main ingredients in Christmas Pudding Cake Pops, is a rich source of essential nutrients. It is usually made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs and butter. These ingredients provide carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats that contribute to a balanced diet and provide the body with energy.

4. Vitamin C boost

The addition of orange peel in the cake pops not only provides a refreshing citrus taste, but also provides a dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that supports the immune system and helps protect against common illnesses in winter.

5. Festive decoration

While not directly linked to health benefits, the sugar holly decorations or red and green lettering icing used to decorate Christmas Pudding Cake Pops add a festive touch to these treats. The festive spirit and joy that comes with these decorations can contribute to a positive and joyful dining experience.

With their rich flavors, festive decorations, and potential health benefits, Christmas Pudding Cake Pops are a delicious and guilt-free treat during the holidays. Enjoy these bite-sized treats while spreading holiday cheer!

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