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Cakesicles are a stepped up version of cake pops. Round up the kids for this fun and easy recipe that is sure to be a hit. The ideas are endless.

halloween cakesicles in glass jars

I mean who doesn’t love cake pops right, but why not make something to up the ante and make it bigger. Call in CAKESICLES.

But what are cakesicles you might ask? 

Well it’s cake pop popsicle. Made with your favorite cake, some frosting, melted chocolate, and a little bit of imagination.

Design your cakesicle for any holiday. This recipe’s theme will be Halloween, but you can totally customize it to your liking.

Ingredients for cakesicles

  • 1 box cake mix baked and cooled. You can use your favorite brand and flavor of cake or use a homemade recipe. If using homemade cake be sure you have enough for one 9×13 pan.
  • ¼ cup frosting. This amount will vary depending on the cake you make. If a cake is on the drier side you may need a little more and if it’s a moist cake you may need less.
  • 36 ounces chocolate candy melts. This is the one I use. Any brand and color will do.
cakesicle ingredients

Tools you’ll need

  • Cakesicle mold. These are the ones I used.
  • Popsicle sticks.
  • Candy eyes or the decoration items that you will use.

Tips for the best cakesicles:

  1. Don’t add too much frosting to the cake mix. A mix that is too wet will not hold its shape well.
  2. Melt chocolate until pouring consistency. Heat in short bursts to prevent scorching. You can add Crisco or Paramount crystals to help thin the chocolate if needed.
  3. Be sure your chocolate coating has completely lined the mold. If it is too thin it will crack when removing it from the mold. You can go back and add a second layer of chocolate to ensure it will be thick enough.
  4. Pull silicone mold away from the edges of the cakesicle prior to removing from the mold to help keep the chocolate from cracking.
frakenstein halloween cakesicle

How long does cakesicles last?

Cakesicles can keep for a week at room temperature.

Can cakesicles be kept in the refrigerator?

Cakesicles can be placed in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. This will prolong shelf life. Be sure to place in an airtight container or wrap with the plastic wrap of your choice prior to placing in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze cakesicles?

Cakesicles can also be frozen. Wrap in plastic wrap or the plastic wrap alternative of your choice, then place an airtight container, and place in the freezer.

How to defrost?

Place cakesicles in the refrigerator overnight to defrost. You can also leave at room temperature for a few hours. Be aware that condensation may form with this method and could affect the look and taste of the cakesicle.

halloween cakesicles

Looking for another fun Halloween treat? Check out these Frankenstein marshmallow pops.

How to make Halloween cakesicles?

In a large bowl, crumble cake to a sand consistency.

crumbling cake for cakesicles

Add 1/4 cup frosting and mix until well combined. It should resemble wet sand. If you r cake is on the drier side you may need a little more frosting. Slowly add more if needed. Set this aside.

mixing frosting with cake for cakesicles

Melt candy melts in the microwave or using a double boiler until thin enough to pour. If using a microwave, use defrost setting and heat in 30 second intervals stirring between until smooth.

coating mold with chocolate for cakesicles

Pour chocolate into cakesicle mold. Tip and turn the mold until the bottom and all sides of the mold is covered in chocolate. Push popsicle sticks through the popsicle cutout just until the tip emerges on the other side to ensure chocolate won’t harden and block this area. Leave sticks in place. Place the freezer for 5 minutes until hardened.

placeing popsicle sticks for cakesicles

Add a large scoop of cake mix and press into mold until mold 3/4 full. Push popsicle sticks about 3/4 into the cake and flatten the top of the cake.

filling cake in mold for cakesicles

Then pour chocolate over the top of the cake to create the outer shell. Smooth chocolate with an angled spatula or tap on the countertop until the entire cake has been covered with the chocolate.

covering cakesicles with chocolate

Place back in the freezer for another 5-10 minutes until hardened.

removing cakesicle from mold

Carefully remove the cakesicle from the mold and decorate as you wish.

ENJOY!

halloween cakesicles in glass jars

Halloween Cakesicles

Yield: 1 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Cakesicles are a stepped up version of cake pops. Round up the kids for this fun and easy recipe that is sure to be a hit. These are Halloween themed, but the possibilities are endless.

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix, baked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup frosting
  • 36 ounces chocolate candy melts

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, crumble cake to a sand consistency.
  2. Add 1/4 cup frosting and mix until well combined. It should resemble wet sand. If you r cake is on the drier side you may need a little more frosting. Slowly add more if needed. Set this aside.
  3. Melt candy melts in the microwave or using a double boiler until thin enough to pour. If using a microwave, use defrost setting and heat in 30 second intervals stirring between until smooth.
  4. Pour chocolate into cakesicle mold. Tip and turn the mold until the bottom and all sides of the mold is covered in chocolate. Push popsicle sticks through the popsicle cutout just until the tip emerges on the other side to ensure chocolate won't harden and block this area. Leave sticks in place. Place the freezer for 5 minutes until hardened.
  5. Add a large scoop of cake mix and press into mold until mold 3/4 full. Push popsicle sticks about 3/4 into the cake and flatten the top of the cake.
  6. Then pour chocolate over the top of the cake to create the outer shell. Smooth chocolate with an angled spatula or tap on the countertop until the entire cake has been covered with the chocolate.
  7. Place back in the freezer for another 5-10 minutes until hardened.
  8. Carefully remove the cakesicle from the mold and decorate as you wish.
  9. ENJOY!

Notes

*Tools needed: cakesicle molds, popsicle sticks.

*You can add Crisco or Paramount crystals to thin chocolate as needed.

*Cakesicles will last 1 week at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 645Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 398mgCarbohydrates: 91gFiber: 3gSugar: 67gProtein: 8g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on September 7th, 2020

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I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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24 thoughts on “Halloween Cakesicles”

  1. These are as spooky and they are fun. My favorite will probably be the green one – just perfect for what I have been thinking to make this season. 🙂

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  2. Thsi is the cutes idea I have seen in a LONG time! I made them and the children loved them. Their friends went on about them so much I had four mom’s beating down my door for your recipe link! Gotta love that! I will be making these more often!

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