Chocolate Cake Pops
Whether cocoa really makes you happy is a matter of debate. What is certain, however, is that it contains the so-called "happiness substances" serotonin and dopamine, which have a mood-lifting effect and can help with depressive moods.
Let your creativity run free! You can also roll the Chocolate Cake-Pops in cocoa powder, finely chopped pistachios or coconut flakes.
- For the cake pops
- 150 grams butter
- 150 grams sugar
- 1 packet Vanilla sugar
- 3 eggs
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 280 grams Pastry flour
- 50 grams cocoa powder
- ½ packet Baking powder
- Fat (for the pan)
- 100 grams cream cheese (pure)
- 20 grams butter
- 50 grams powdered sugar
- For the garnish
- 200 grams Chocolate sprinkles (as desired)
Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F.)
For the cake pops: Mix butter with sugar and vanilla sugar until white and creamy. Gradually stir in eggs then pour in milk and mix. Mix flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, sift into batter and whisk.
Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes in preheated oven. Remove pan from oven, let cool briefly, separate cake from pan and let cool completely. Crumble cake into bowl. Beat cream cheese with butter and sugar until frothy and mix with cake crumbs.
Form small balls about 2 cm (approximately 3/4 inch) in diameter from cake mixture. Roll each cake ball in chocolate sprinkles, press firmly and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Place a stick in each cake ball and serve cake pops in a glass.