Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Valentine's lemon and poppy seed cake pops

Cute and delicious valentine cake pops- perfect present for your Valentine!


For the cake pops (makes about 15):

  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 30g soft, unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp yoghurt (I used peach flavoured)
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  • 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
To decorate:

Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add an egg and mix well. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until just combined.

Pour into heart-shaped cake pop moulds and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for about 10 minutes. 

Take out the mould and leave to cool completely.

Melt white chocolate in a bain-marie or in a microwave, add pink food colouring.

Dip cake pop sticks in melted chocolate, then insert into each cake pop.  Leave in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

Dip each cake pop in chocolate (or brush with pastry brush), decorate with valentine sprinkles and leave in the fridge to set. 


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