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Pink Cake Pops

Homemade Vanilla Pink Cake Pops are fun & tasty treats for any occasion! Sweet Cake Pops covered in white chocolate & decorated to be perfectly pink for Valentine's Day! 
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pink Cake Pops
Servings: 15
Calories: 311kcal


Homemade Vanilla Cake

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 egg yolks 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter

Mixing & Coating Cake Pops

  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 15 sticks for the cake pops
  • pink gel food coloring
  • sprinkles


Make the Homemade Vanilla Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9 inch round cake pan with parchment paper. Give a quick spray with cooking oil.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on medium speed until foams formed.
  • Beat in 1/2 cup of sugar. Increase speed to high. Continue to beat, forming stiff peaks.
  • Beat the egg yolks with 1/2 cup of sugar and vanilla extract on high speed until turns pale and increases volume.
  • Lightly fold in 1/2 of the beaten egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  • Sift in the flour. Scrape from bottom, fold onto the surface. Then fold in the remaining beaten egg whites. Combine until smooth. 
  • Pour batter into the lined cake pan.  Bake for about 30-35 minutes. Let cool about 20 minutes, then turn over the cake onto a wire rack. Let cool completely.

Prepare Baked Cake for Cake Pops

  • Use a food processor to turn the cake into a breadcrumb consistency. You can also crumble the cake by hand.
  • In a medium bowl, microwave the butter and condensed milk, stir until smooth.
  • Add the mixture to the cake crumbs. Stir well. If necessary, add more condensed milk.   

Shape & Coat Cake Balls in Chocolate

  • Take 2-3 TBSP chunks of the cake mixture and roll into balls, transferring each ball to a lined tray or plate.
  • Put into the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Melt about 1/4 cup of white chocolate. Dip the sticks in the melted chocolate and then stick them in the cake balls, being careful not to go all the way through the balls. Put into the fridge for 10 minutes.

Decorate Cake Pops

  • Melt the remaining white chocolate in the microwave, stirring at 30-second intervals until smooth. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix two tablespoons of the white chocolate with pink gel food coloring. Transfer the chocolate to a piping bag or ziplock bag with a small hole snipped in one corner.
  • Take each of the chilled cake pops and dip into the white chocolate. Tilt cake pops so that excess chocolate drips off. Immediately add sprinkles or pipe the pink chocolate over the cake pop. Let cool for 30 minutes to harden up, or place in the fridge to speed up this process.  Enjoy!


In a hurry? Swap out this homemade cake recipe for a box of storebought boxed cake mix, and follow along from there.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg