Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Key Lime Pops with Milk Chocolate Coating

I know that cake balls are "so  yesterday" but I recently made a different cake pop for a friend who was getting married in Apalachicola, which is where my husband proposed to me. I wanted to make a more summer version of this favorite treat and with it being summer, how perfect is key lime!

Speaking of perfect, I adore cake mixes. There is no shame in letting Betty do all the work for you:
Cake Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lime Jello mix
  • 3/4 cup key lime juice 
  • 2-4 drops of green food coloring
  • 1 container of store bought cream cheese icing

Directions:

1. Combine cake mix, Jello, oil, eggs and key lime juice. Drop in your green food coloring until you reach the green you like. Pour into a cake pan and bake according to instructions on box. Allow to cool. 

2. After cake has completely cooled, crumble into a large mixing bowl and add in 1 container of cream cheese icing.

3. Put the cake/icing mixture in the fridge for about an hour and then you are ready to roll into balls and place on a wax paper lined cooking sheet.

4. Once the cake pops have cooled, they are ready to be dipped in the chocolate of your choice. I used milk chocolate.

Now eat them. All of them.