So there was this one time that I kept making cake balls... just all different kinds of them.. and then.. and then....
Oh yea, that's right now!
So this time I made Chocolate Chip Banana Cake Pops and they are divine. D-VINE!
If you would like to make them (which you should) you will need:
1 box yellow cake mix (prepared as directed EXCEPT stir 1/8 tsp baking soda into dry mix AND use 1/4 cup less water than package directions)
1 cup mashed bananas (2-3 med. ripe bananas)
1/4 or less container of cream cheese cake frosting
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Chocolate Almond Bark or candy coating for dipping
The "basic cake ball mix" for these pops is a bit different because the banana cake itself is so moist.
So let's start with the cake directions. No pics because I made it in the evening and the lighting was TERRIBLE! But it's really easy.
Prepare yellow cake mix as directed on box EXCEPT stir 1/8 tsp baking soda into dry mix AND use 1/4 cup less water than package directions.
Add mashed bananas and bake according to directions.
Let cool after baking.
Now for the Cake Pops.....
Like I said before, this cake is so moist already you may not even need to add the frosting. Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl then decide what consistency you want.
I used one big scoop of cream cheese frosting and that may have even been a bit too much. I like my cake balls very cakey... not truffle like. Click HERE if you need to be reminded how to make basic cake balls.
Now add 1 cup of mini semi sweet chocolate chips and mix.
With this mixture make your cake balls....
Put them in the freezer for at least an hour. I have found that when making cake POPS it is better to put them in the freezer rather than refrigerator. They are more firm when you insert the stick.
Again, you can click HERE to be reminded of how to dip cake pops..... or here is a picture of me making some Valentine cake pops.
I've said it before... I'll say it again... I love cake balls and pops because you can do so much with them. so much on the decoration end and the flavor end. They sound like a lot of work but it's worth it to try... you'll be hooked :)
And then there was a photo shoot.....
Chocolate Chip Banana Cake Pops......
Um, yes plesae!
Oh and I added this to my new friend Allison's "Sweet Tooth Friday" linky thing.... go check her site out...
tons of great recipes on Sweet Tooth Friday :)