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Skinny Pink Sprinkle Cake Pops

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Enjoy the charm of cake pops without the guilt! Our Pink Sprinkle Cake Pops recipe will guide you through creating these adorable treats using healthier alternatives.

Perfect for parties or as a sweet snack, these pops are made with whole ingredients and less sugar, ensuring a treat that’s as nourishing as it is delightful.

The Trick to Making Perfect Cake Pops

The secret to perfect cake pops is in the texture of the cake dough—it should be moist enough to hold its shape when rolled into balls but not so wet that it falls apart. Achieving this balance often involves adding just the right amount of frosting to the crumbled cake.

Cake Pop Dough Composition

Our cake pop dough is made from a blend of almond flour and oat flour, sweetened with maple syrup, and bound together with unsweetened applesauce for moisture, ensuring a tender but firm base for our pops.

Cake Pop Icing Components

The icing is a simple, healthier mix of cream cheese, honey, and a touch of vanilla extract for flavor. This provides a rich, creamy coating without the excess sugar typically found in traditional icing.

Total Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling & Decorating Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients List

For the Cake:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the Icing:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For Decoration:

  • Natural pink food coloring
  • Sprinkles (preferably sugar-free)
  • Cake pop sticks

Step-by-Step Instructions

Prepare the Cake Base:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix almond flour, oat flour, and baking powder.
  3. Add maple syrup, applesauce, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow the cake to cool completely.

Make the Cake Pop Dough:

  1. Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl until no large chunks remain.
  2. Using your hands, knead the cake crumbs until they form a dough-like consistency.

Shape the Pops:

  1. Roll the cake dough into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  2. Insert cake pop sticks into each ball and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.

Prepare the Icing:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Add natural pink food coloring until you achieve the desired shade.

Decorate the Cake Pops:

  1. Dip each chilled cake pop into the icing, allowing excess to drip off.
  2. Sprinkle the wet icing with sugar-free sprinkles before it sets.
  3. Place the pops back on the parchment paper and refrigerate until the icing is firm, about 30 minutes.

Skinny Pink Sprinkle Cake Pops

Recipe by Dr. Hailee
5.0 from 2 votes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Perfect for parties or as a sweet snack, these pops are made with whole ingredients and less sugar, but just as good as their sweeter cousins.

Ingredients

  • For The Cake
  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 1 cup oat flour

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • For The Icing
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened

  • 3 tbsp honey

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

  • For Decoration
  • Natural pink food coloring

  • Sprinkles (preferably sugar-free)

  • Cake pop sticks

Directions

  • Prepare the Cake Base:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large bowl, mix almond flour, oat flour, and baking powder.
  • Add maple syrup, applesauce, vanilla extract, and almond milk. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour the batter into a greased baking pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely.
  • Make the Cake Pop Dough:
  • Crumble the cooled cake into a large bowl until no large chunks remain.
  • Using your hands, knead the cake crumbs until they form a dough-like consistency.
  • Shape the Pops:
  • Roll the cake dough into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Insert cake pop sticks into each ball and place them on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Prepare the Icing:
  • In a medium bowl, mix the softened cream cheese, honey, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Add natural pink food coloring until you achieve the desired shade.
  • Decorate the Cake Pops:
  • Dip each chilled cake pop into the icing, allowing excess to drip off.
  • Sprinkle the wet icing with sugar-free sprinkles before it sets.
  • Place the pops back on the parchment paper and refrigerate until the icing is firm, about 30 minutes.

Notes

  • Nutritional facts vary by ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 150kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Sugar: 11g

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Wrap-Up

Enjoy your homemade, healthier Pink Sprinkle Cake Pops! They’re a testament to the fact that treats can be both delightful and mindful of nutrition. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week, and savor them whenever you need a little pick-me-up.

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