Spooky And So Easy Ghost Cake Pops

Spooky and So Easy Ghost Cake Pops

Ghost Cake Pops

I was driving my four year old son and his friend to preschool the other day.  I was lost in thought, listening to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, when whispering from the backseat caught my attention.  I overheard Cam’s friend ask, “Cam, does your mom always look like that?”  To which Cam replied, “No, sometimes she wears a dress and puts her hair down and looks pretty, right mom?”  Yup, I admit it.  I don’t try as much as I used to.  I quickly drove home, put Wesley down for a nap, and made these very easy, very yummy, ghost cake pops.  When Cameron came home from school I gave him one, because that’s what I want him to remember about me.  I am the mom who has sacrificed her looks to create happy, delicious memories.  I may have also been wearing a little eye liner and mascara by that point.  Oh, and I showered too!

Okay, just in time for Halloween, here is a fun, spooky treat.  I found this recipe through Food & Wine website.  I never really jumped on the cake pop band wagon.  I thought it was a silly fad.  However, having eaten about 5 of these ghosts I am now a cake pop believer.

Put plain pound cake in the food processor.

Put plain pound cake in the food processor.

Add powdered sugar, butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

Add powdered sugar, butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

Pulse until combined.

Pulse until combined.

Form into ghost-like mounds and chill for an hour.

Form into ghost-like mounds and chill for an hour.

With a little melted white chocolate on the end, place pop stick into bottom of mound.

With a little melted white chocolate on the end, place pop stick into bottom of mound.

Gently roll in melted white chocolate.

Gently roll in melted white chocolate.

Ghost Cake Pops
Yields 18
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Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. One 12 oz. (343 g) Plain Pound Cake
  2. 4 TBS (56.5 g) Unsalted Butter, softened
  3. 1 tsp. Lemon Zest, finely grated
  4. 1 TBS Lemon Juice
  5. 1/2 cup (60 g) Powdered Sugar
  6. 18 popsicle sticks
  7. 1/2 pound White Chocolate, chopped
  8. Edible decorating pens for decorating
Instructions
  1. Crumble the cake into a food processor.
  2. Add the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Pulse to combine.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and shape into 18 mounds.
  4. Gently press them into ghost shapes and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate until three-quarters melted.
  6. Stir until completely melted and cooled to 88 degrees F.
  7. Working quickly, dip the end of the popsicle stick into the melted chocolate, and ease it into a ghost mound.
  8. Dip the mound in the white chocolate, letting the excess drip back into the bowl. Repeat with the others.
  9. Stand the pops upright in Styrofoam, and let them set.
  10. Use the edible decorating pen to draw faces on the ghosts and serve.
Notes
  1. The cake pops can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Popsicle sticks and edible decorating pens can be found at baking supply stores.
Adapted from Food & Wine
Adapted from Food & Wine
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  • Your Ghost cake pops are so cute! I can’t believe how easy is to make this! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 Happy Halloween!

    • Liz

      Hey, thank you so much! Happy Halloween to you too 🙂

  • Your cake pops are so cute!! What kid wouldn’t love those?!! I’m not always terribly put together either…one time I went out to grab something at CVS and ran into a friendly acquaintance, and she asked me what happened to me? I was just in sweats and had my hair in a ponytail…I didn’t look that bad!! LOL Anyway, I am so glad that you shared these with us at Foodie Fridays because they are really adorable. Pinning and sharing now!

    • Liz

      Thanks so much, Michelle! I am glad you could relate to my story… I’m sure you looked just fine!

  • Being a mother is a balancing act only other mothers can understand, sacrificing one thing for another is the way we roll sometimes. These cake pops are so adorable and they sound delicious too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Liz

      Hey, thanks Christy!

  • jane ellinghaus

    These are adorable. I love their expressions. They are delicious . . more tasty that I could have imagined. You brought over two . . Dad didn’t get the chance to try one. Enough said.