Chocolate Orange Cake Pops

Perfect for parties or as a gift.

Ingredients

  • 4.25oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 5.25oz caster sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 6.25oz self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp milk, at room temperature
  • 7oz dark chocolate
  • Sprinkles of your choice

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ Gas Mark 4 and cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy

Step 2

Add the orange juice and zest then slowly add the eggs whilst mixing until light and fluffy

Step 3

Add the flour and half the milk and fold until fully combined

Step 4

Repeat this with the remaining flour and milk

Step 5

Grease the bottom half of the silicone mould (the half without the hole) with butter and pour the mixture to level fill each cup

Step 6

Place the top half of the mould over the bottom half and clip together – this will ensure that the mould will form a perfect sphere when baked

Step 7

Bake for 35 minutes on the middle shelf of the oven until browned



To Decorate

Step 1

Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie and dip the end of the lollipop sticks into it.

Step 2

Insert the covered end of the sticks into the cake pop balls and leave to cool for a few minutes.

Step 3

Once firm, dip the cake pop into the chocolate ensuring the cake pop is covered and gently tap the stick to remove any excess coating.

Step 4

Place the top half of the cake pop mould onto a level work surface, push the cake pop sticks firmly into the holes on top of the mould and allow the chocolate to cool for a few minutes.

Step 5

Decorate with sprinkles, nuts, icing or chocolate. Please note: if decorating with loose ingredients such as sprinkles, do not allow the chocolate to harden completely as they will not stick

Some decorating methods will require the chocolate to harden (when using icing or another chocolate)

To make chocolate truffles, simply coat in chocolate and allow to cool on some greaseproof paper