Easy Halloween Cake Pops! – Dairy Diary.

I’m going to promise you one thing, there is little to no chance of me ever applying to be on the Great British Bake Off, the reason? I’m positively awful at baking, actually that’s a lie, what I make always tastes good but presentation in the kitchen isn’t my strong point! However, the lovely people at the Dairy Diary have come to my rescue this Halloween with an idiot proof recipe for cake pops, so I can pretend to be a super domestic goddess and fool all the other parents – ha! 

The recipe requires no baking so is ideal to make with children, to make 18-20 you will need:

285g (10 ½ oz) Madeira Cake


125g (4 ½oz) full fat soft cheese


100g packet orange chocolate buttons


110g (4oz) white chocolate, chopped
Hundreds and Thousands, sprinkles and popping candy to decorate.
Cake pop sticks.

Crumble the cake into a bowl, beat the soft cheese and then add it making sure you mix it (with fingers!) really well into the mix, it should end up looking a bit like this:

Divide your mixture into evenly sized balls, we laid them onto baking paper for ease.

Melt your chocolate, carefully dip the cake pops into the mix and ideally wait until the chocolate has set before you decorate with sprinkles..we didn’t and the first one or two don’t look as good as the ones which had stood for a minute or two! We struggled to find orange buttons, so stuck with white chocolate and used lots of orange and silver sprinkles!

They do need to be eaten on the same day they’re made, but that wasn’t a problem for us! What do you think? They were so easy to make, we’ll definitely be trying them again! This recipe is one of many you will find in the Dairy Diary 2014, first published in 1982 the Dairy Diary has sold 30million copies since it was first produced! You can still order it from your milkman, but it is also available to buy on-line. It’s a really handy book, in spiral format with plenty of space to write notes and I love that it also has handy sections for keeping family accounts and information on how to do things like remove stains! They have also produced a Clever One Pot Cook Book, which is full of recipes which are easy to cook, and I have to admit we’ve been enjoying trying some of these out already! 

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DISCLAIMER: We were sent a copy of each book for the purposes of the review, all thoughts and images of cake pops are my own. The recipe is reproduced with permission from Dairy Diary.

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