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Cake pops in a hand.

Cake Pops Recipe (Poppyseed and Raisins)

​​These cake pops don't take any shortcuts when it comes to texture. You'll swoon over how the chocolate coating complements the poppy seeds and raisins!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake pops, poppy seed cake pops
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 50 cake pops
Calories 197kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • In a large bowl, break the sponge cake apart into tiny pieces and mix it with the raisins and poppy seeds.
    Cake broken apart with poppyseeds.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the cold heavy whipping cream and sugar together until thick and fluffy (make sure you don't overbeat the cream or it will turn runny). In small portions, slowly add the whipped cream into the crumbled cake mixture.
    Cake broken apart in a bowl with cream.
  • Using an ice cream scoop, portion out a small amount of the batter and roll it into a ball in your hands. As you go, place each ball onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    Cake shaped into little balls on a baking sheet
  • Grab about a handful of the chocolate melts and melt them in the microwave. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the chocolate and immediately stick it into a cake ball. Repeat until each cake ball has a stick. Place the cake pops in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate hardens.
    Cake pops with sticks inside cake pop.
  • Melt the remaining chocolate melts by creating a water bath. To do so, bring a pot of water to boil and place a heat-resistant bowl on top. Place the chocolate melts in the bowl, stirring them until completely melted.
    Cake pops on a stand.
  • One by one, dip the cake pops into the melted chocolate, followed by a sprinkling of poppyseeds or a single raisin on top for decoration. As you go, transfer each cake pop to a styrofoam block or cake pop stand to dry. Refrigerate the cake pops until you're ready to serve them. Enjoy!
    Cake pops in a hand.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg