Cake Pops – so simple so divine! Made with French Vanilla cake mix – extra plump, moist and customizable for any occasion. Joy on a stick – who knew?Birthday Cake Cake Pops

Cake Pops! Wow! How can anything this simple be so absolutely, totally delicious?!? Have you tried the Birthday Cake flavor cake pops at Starbucks? Well, let me tell you, this easy to make, semi-home made version is even better! No joke. These, honestly, are some of The Best Cake Pops ever! I make them with a French Vanilla cake mix and a tub of premade frosting. The hardest part about making these is getting the candy coating melted enough to get a fairly smooth coating. Even if you don’t get a smooth coating, you probably will add some cute sprinkles or something and you won’t even notice the coating! I like to make my pops bigger than the ones from Starbucks. I mean, why not! The first time I ever had a cake pop was from a specialty Cake Pop store in Long Beach and theirs set the bar for size. Theirs were at least double the size of the ones from Starbucks and that’s how I make mine now. I can tell you it makes the whole fam pretty darn happy. I also like to serve and eat them when they are really cold, straight out of the fridge. Since these don’t have cream cheese in the frosting  (like red velvet cake balls– super amazing btw!), I don’t think that technically they have to be refrigerated.  I just significantly prefer them this way! I hope you give these babies a try soon!



Birthday Cake Pops-Better than Star-WHhhoooo!!!!!

Cake Pops - so simple so divine! Made with French Vanilla cake mix - extra plump, moist and customizable for any occasion. Joy on a stick - who knew?

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30 servings
Calories 71 kcal
Author kathleen


  • 1 French Vanilla Cake Mix Boxed
  • 1 Tub Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 Bags Pink Candy Melts
  • Lollipop Sticks
  • Sprinkles
  • Foam Block


  1. Bake cake according to box directions In a 9x13 pan.  Cool completely. Cut into chunks.
  2.  In a large bowl add cake chunks and 3/4 of the tub of frosting.  Using a hand held mixer, on medium speed, blend until mixture is thoroughly combined. Add more frosting as desired to get the texture you like. I like mine with the whole can.
  3.  Using a cookie scoop (I use a medium) measure out dough and roll into a ball.
  4. Melt a small amount candy melts in the microwave according to package directions (about 1/4 cup).
  5. Dip the lollipop stick into the melted candy then insert into the cold cake pop. Place in the freeze a couple of hours or overnight.

  6. Melt the rest of the candy. Hold the lollipop stick and dip the cake pops in the melted candy rotating and using a spoon to help with the coating.

  7.  Place lollipop sticks in a foam block and allow to dry.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Pops-Better than Star-WHhhoooo!!!!!
Amount Per Serving (1 /30 of the recipe)
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.