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Sparkly Cake Pops

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Makes:28 cake pops

Serve these moist and delicious bite-sized pops that your kids will love help decorate. Cake has never been quite this much fun!



¼ cup 50 mL Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
⅔ cup 150 mL granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp 5 mL vanilla extract
¾ cup 175 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
½ tsp 2 mL baking powder
pinch salt
⅓ cup 75 mL Carnation® Regular, 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk


¼ cup 50 mL softened butter
2 cups 500 mL icing sugar
¼ cup 50 mL Carnation Regular, 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk
½ tsp 2 mL vanilla extract
Colourful sprinkles and any other of your favourite toppings for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Grease an 8” x 8” (2 L) baking dish with butter. This will keep your batter from sticking to the dish.
  2. Tip

    Teach your kids this quick trick to measuring shortening: pour ½ cup (125 mL) of water into a measuring cup and get your kids to add shortening until the water is leveled at ¾ cup (175 mL). Pour the water out and you’ll be left with a ¼ cup (50 mL) of shortening.

  3. Cake: Beat shortening and sugar, in a medium bowl, until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate large bowl. Add half of flour mixture to wet ingredients. Add evaporated milk and then remaining dry mixture. Mix well. Pour batter into prepared dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.
  6. Tip

    Let your kids measure out each ingredient for the icing beforehand. When it’s time to blend, everything will be ready to go.

  7. Icing: Place all ingredients in small bowl of electric mixer. Beat well until smooth.
  8. Place cake, when cold, in a large bowl. With clean fingers, a pastry blender or fork, crumble the cake into small crumbs.
  9. Stir in icing and keep smushing away. The icing will make the cake crumbs stick together. Once completely incorporated, place a tbsp (15 mL) of mixture into the palm of your hand and roll into balls.
  10. Tip

    Your kids will love washing their hands, rolling up their sleeves, breaking apart the cake and rolling the dough into balls. Keeping the dough cold will make it easier to shape them.

  11. Decorating time! Roll your pops into the sprinkles and other toppings of your choice.
  12. Tip

    Your kids will have a blast rolling their pops! Set up a decorating station with sprinkles, chocolates and nuts. Try using about 1 cup (250 mL) of sprinkles - you’ll have about ¼ cup (50 mL) left over, but it’s easier to roll with a little bit extra.

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