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Ghostly Lemon Cake Pops

25 Oct

Here is a great recipe from Food & Wine that I just tried out!  These turn out so cute and would be great for any Halloween gathering!  (I omitted all of the lemon and used 1tsp almond extract and 1 tsp water instead of the lemon flavoring…..but that’s just my because it’s my personal favorite)

A great bowl and a little bit of dry ice and you could easily create the same look from the picture.

 

Ghostly Lemon Cake Pops 

  1. One 11- to 12-ounce plain pound cake
  2. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  3. 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  5. 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  6. 18 popsicle sticks (see Note)
  7. 1/2 pound white chocolate, chopped
  8. Edible decorating pens, for decorating (see Note)
  1. Crumble the cake into a food processor. Add the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and sugar and pulse to combine. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and shape into 18 mounds. Gently press them into ghost shapes and ease each one onto a popsicle stick. Stand the pops upright in a large piece of Styrofoam.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate at high power until three-quarters melted. Stir until completely melted and cooled to 88° on an instant-read thermometer. Working quickly, dip the cake pops into the white chocolate, letting any excess drip back into the bowl. Stand the pops upright in the Styrofoam and let the chocolate set. Use the edible decorating pen to draw faces on the ghosts and serve.
Make Ahead The cake pops can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Notes Popsicle sticks and edible decorating pens are available at baking supply stores.
 
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