Disclaimer: This is going to be a short and sweet (ha ha) post, because not only are we addicted to sweets, we are also addicted to the show, White Collar. It's on Netflix, and we try to watch at least an episode every night... so sorry blogging world, I hope you understand. If you haven't seen this show, you must watch it now!! Hee hee hee!
My husband and I love to bake on the weekends. Our sweet tooth goes into overdrive sometime Sunday afternoon, and we get the urge to just bake! I don't know if any of you are like that, or maybe something's just wrong with Nate and I, but there's no denying that our will power goes out the window! I recently made these Churro Cake Pops for a friend's wedding, and they were a big hit!
Why wouldn't people love them? Cinnamon and sugar are always crowd pleasing favorites! I made these cake pops using the exact same method I used here. The first time I made them, I just sprinkled the cinnamon and sugar mix right on top, but it didn't stick to the dry chocolate. So, to get the cinnamon and sugar mix to actually stick to the cake pop, I drizzled a little chocolate on top of each cake pop and then hurried up and sprinkled the little mixture on top to ensure that it wouldn't come off!
I think what adds to the goodness of these little pops is that they aren't just mixed with any regular frosting. Oh, no, no, no. They are mixed with a delicious Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream. So it's not like you are just making a cake pop and just sprinkling some cinnamon and sugar on top, and calling it good. You are actually infusing the churro goodness right into the cake mixture itself! Yum yum! So bake up a batch, and see for yourself!
Churro Cake Pops
1 box yellow cake mix
2 TBSP cinnamon
Mix the cake mix according to package directions, but also add in the 2 TBSP of cinnamon. Bake according to whatever the box says. Let the cake cool completely and in a large bowl, crumble into small pieces.
For the Cinnamon Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, here's what you'll need:
8 TBSP (1 stick of butter)
3 3/4 c. powdered sugar
3-4 TBSP milk or cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 TBSP cinnamon
Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Next, add the powdered sugar, 3 TBSP of milk, and vanilla extract. Beat the frosting until it's nice and creamy. Stir in the cinnamon. If the frosting is too thick, go ahead and add the other TBSP of milk. If it's too thin, go ahead and add some more powdered sugar.
Mix in approx. 1 cup of the frosting in with the cake crumbs. Shape into evenly sized cake pops and place in freezer. Dip into white melting chocolate and top with a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (about 1/2 c. of sugar and 1/2 - 1 tsp. of cinnamon, depending on how you like it).