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Chocolate Cake Pops Starbucks Copycat Recipe

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Starbucks Chocolate Cake Pops are one of my favorite treats to pair with my coffee. Now I can make authentic chocolate cake pops at home. Give this easy cake pop recipe a try.

Whip up these chocolate cake pops as a birthday party treat, weekday dessert, or take to your next summer cookout.

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No matter what the occasion is this Instant Pot cake pop recipe is a must make.

Why Make Starbucks Chocolate Cake Pops...

  • Easy to Make
  • Simple Ingredients
  • 4 Ingredients
  • Tastes Like Starbuck's Cake Pops
  • Affordable
  • Customize to your liking
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Ingredients Needed

  • Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix
  • Cake Frosting
  • Chocolate Candy Melts
  • White Sprinkles

How To Make Cake Pops

Start by baking up your cake as directed on the box. Once your cake is done and cooled, crumble up the cake.

Add in the frosting and mix until it is creamy. Then use a cookie scoop to scoop and roll up the cake balls. Place on a baking sheet and freeze to set up.

Melt the chocolate melts, then dip each cake ball in the chocolate, and add the white sprinkles.

Leave on a stick or make these cake balls without the sticks.


Not sure how to store cake pops? You will want to store these cake balls at room temperature in an airtight container. If your home is warm, you can place in the fridge as well to prevent the chocolate from melting.

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Expert Tips and Variations To Recipe

  • You can use any flavor of cake as you would like.
  • The same goes for the frosting, feel free to use any flavor of your frosting.
  • For the cake, you can buy a store-bought cake mix or whip up a homemade cake.
  • If you want to use chocolate chips feel free to use shortening to go with the chocolate. It will set up hard just the same as candy melts.
  • Feel free to double the recipe if you would like. Make as many cake pops as you would like.

Recipe FAQs

How to display cake pops?

You will find that if you use styrofoam as the base it is a great way to stick your cake pop sticks in to hold them up. Or you can place them in single-serve plastic wraps. Then place the cake pop on the table with the stick up in the air.

How long do cake pops last?

Not sure how long are cake pops good for? Go right ahead and store your cake pops for 5-7 days. You will find they are best when eaten within the first 2-3 days. But they will store for longer if you need them.

Can you freeze cake pops?

Yes, cake pops can be frozen. Simply place in an airtight container or sealable bag and freeze for up to 3-4 months.

Where to buy cake pops?

You can buy cake pops at most grocery stores, coffee shops like Starbucks, and more. Most grocery stores carry cake pops these days. Or instead of buying, make homemade.

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More Easy Desserts

Yield: 22-24

Starbucks Chocolate Cake Pops

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Starbucks Cake Pops Recipe is an easy and delicious chocolate cake pop dipped in chocolate and sprinkles on top. This is a fun recipe you can make and serve up for parties, family gatherings and more.

Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine cake crumbles with frosting and mix until slightly dense. You can adjust how much frosting you use to adjust the texutre.
  2. Next, you will roll the cake mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on cake pop sticks.
  3. Now you will place in freezer for 1 hour.
  4. Once frozen, you will then add your chips in and melt chocolate with a dash of oil.
  5. Dip cake pops in the chocolate completely coating it. Sprinkle top while chocolate is still soft.
  6. Stand the chocolate cake pops up, or place them on parchment paper to set up.


Store these Starbucks Chocolate Cake Pops in an airtight container.

You can skip the sprinkles if you want.

These Cake Pops are a delight and can be made in a variety of shapes and flavors. It's just a matter of having the right ingredients, a lot of creativity and that's it. So, any boxed cake mix or your favorite cake recipe will work.

Use an ice cream scoop. So that the amount of dough you use when making the balls is the same each time, you can support yourself with a spoon to serve ice cream, to take the same amount of dough, as many times as necessary.

Use a deep frosting mug. So that you can cover the cake pops completely with the chocolate, you can lean on a deep cup where you can completely submerge the cake balls with the help of the stick that you already inserted.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 91Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 6mgSodium 36mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 1g

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