Yesterday while playing on StumbleUpon I ran across this awesome recipe for Mini Chocolate Cake Donuts that just totally flung a craving on me. I have been wanting something chocolatey for a few days, so this seemed perfect. I planned on making them in the Babycakes Cake Pop Maker of course - making donut "holes" but with the same recipe. The only ingredient I was missing was the Cocoa, so I headed up to Winn Dixie and planned to make them for dessert.
Then, Mike came home with a box of
crack Thin Mints. My chocolate craving went from just chocolate to a chocolate-mint craving... but the only "mint" I had was Peppermint Schnapps in the liquor cabinet and I was not about to go to the store a second time for just one ingredient... SO - the result? Quite possibly the BEST tasting Cake Pops I have ever made.
St Patrick's Day Chocolate Mint Liqueur Cake Pops
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/4 c cocoa powder
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 c Peppermint Schnapps
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 c milk
It is probably best to mix all dry ingredients in one bowl and all wet ingredients in the other and then mix together - but I didn't do that. I just threw everything in together which made for about 20 minutes worth of stirring to try to beat the lumps out of the batter. I didn't get them all - which turned out to be ok - but just saying.
Once your batter is mixed spoon one teaspoon into each cup in your Babycakes Cake Pop Maker and cook for four minutes. I was highly impressed at how well these puffed up and made perfect little balls - much like how well Pillsbury Funfetti (my favorite cake pop batter) does. Pop your little yummy bites out onto a cookie sheet and let cool. You can choose then whether to stick them on sticks or just have "cake balls" - we actually did both.
This recipe yields SIXTY cake pops...
St Patrick's Day Chocolate Mint Liqueur Cake Pops Icing
- 3 c powdered sugar
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1/4 c milk
- 1/2 c Peppermint Schnapps
The icing takes some time and patience - and sometimes adjusting - to get just right. The measurements above are very close to what we used, however, to get the desired consistency you can add as much powdered sugar as you want. Obviously the less powdered sugar the thinner the icing is - and the more you taste the Schnapps. Using a piping bag you can pipe stripes onto your St Patrick's Cake Cake Pops or use a spoon to drizzle it on. Either way, they taste absolutely beyond fantastic.