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Valentine’s Day Cake Pops Recipe

These round and heart-shaped cake pops are made with an easy-to-prepare box cake in Valentine’s Day red. They are coated in white chocolate with different kinds of fancy sprinkles and ready to be consumed with love and affection.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword valentines day cake pops
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 14 pieces
Calories 16kcal


  • Square or Round Cake Tin
  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Food Processor (or your hands!)
  • Cake Pop Sticks


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix or any cake type
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 container white frosting

Cake Pop Coating

  • 2-3 four-ounce bars of white chocolate this recipe uses two bars
  • 1 TBSP Crisco or vegetable oil per chocolate bar
  • Multicolored fancy sprinkles / chocolate sprinkles


For The Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the cake mix with eggs, water, and oil until fully incorporated.
  • Pour batter into baking pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes under a toothpick comes out clean.
    red velvet cake mix
  • Cool completely on a wire rack until turning out from the pan.

To Form/Decorate

  • In a food processor or with your hands, process/crumble the cake until it is in crumbs.
    red velvet cake crumbs
  • Add a few spoonfuls of frosting and mix together by hand. It may take 2-3 spoons, or a little more or less, depending on the type of cake you are using.
    red velvet crumbs and frosting
  • With your hands, form each ball if making traditional cake pops. If making hearts, roll the ball in between two hands until it forms a teardrop. Press one of the cake pop sticks into the middle of the top of the ball. With your hands, separate and form the two rounds on top of the heart and try to bring the bottom of the heart shape to a point.
  • Once finished with either shape, dip the cake pop sticks into a little frosting and stick them into the bottom of the pops. Freeze on parchment paper with a little cooking spray on the surface.
    making of red velvet cake pops
  • Once the cake pops are firm (about 30 minutes minimum), melt the white chocolate and Crisco or oil for 30 seconds at a time, while stirring in between.
  • Once the white chocolate is melted, separate it into two bowls and add 2-3 drops of red food coloring to one of the bowls until it is a desired pink color. You can add more red to a third bowl also if using red as a coating.
    white chocolate melts
  • One by one, dip each cake pop into white chocolate. Either dip completely or spoon additional white chocolate over the entire pop.
    cake pops for valentine's day
  • Immediately add whatever sprinkles or additional decor you like. You can stick the cake pops back into the freezer or refrigerator until they are set.
    Valentines day cake pops


Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg