Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Cake pops made with surprises in my pantry.

Every so often I get a surprise package that drops through my letterbox, being a foodie I relish all the ingredients I get sent and always try and make the best use of them.


I was recently sent a hamper from the lovely people at Soreen, it consisted of  Fruity Soreen bread, banana Soreen loaf, fruity five Soreen loaf and some mini lunch box size Soreen loaves. In the hamper was also a Soreen recipe booklet with lots of recipe ideas.







I also received a package from Dr Oetker, in the package was some chocolate, some edible sprinkles, some caramel flavouring, chocolate hearts, wafer butterflies, chocolate chips and some writing gel. Both the sets of ingredients gave me an idea to create a recipe that would combine some of the ingredients and my recipe for Soreen cake pops was born.

Cake pops are very popular these days, they make good party treats and party favours too.A cake pop is cake mixture that is made into crumbs, mixed with a binding agent such as buttercream, nuttella, jam or cream cheese in face anything that will make the cake crumb into dough to roll balls from  the mixture. Keeping this idea in my head I used the Soreen five fruit loaf to make the pops with and used the chocolate and edible sprinkles from the Dr Oetker range to make some cute  fruity cake pops to gift a friend of mine. The Soreen in the cake pops tasted just like fruit cake and  it saved a lot of time as I did not need to bake a cake to make the pops.


Delicious fruity cake pops with a caramel chocolate coating.

Ingredients:

Half a loaf of fruity five Soreen
Dr Oetker chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon caramel flavouring
One bar Dr Oetker chocolate
Some edible sprinkles.

Method:

1. Cut the Fruity five loaf into cubes and place it in the blender, and  blend it to a crumb type mixture.
2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, the mixture will be fairly moist so you will not need to add any binding agent.
3. Add a handful of chocolate chip to the mixture and mix together.


4. Pinch walnut sized balls of the mixture and roll onto perfect round balls with out cracks.
5. Push a cake pop stick into each ball and place all the cake pops side by side on a baking tray and place the tray in the freezer for 30 minutes.
6.Break the chocolate pieces and add them to a glass bowl, place the bowl i the microwave and warm the chocolate up in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted. ( mine took 1.5 minutes)Stir in the caramel flavouring into the chocolate.
7. Take the cake pops out  of the freezer and dip each one into the melted chocolate, shaking the extra chocolate off by tapping the cake pop gently. Since the cake pops are cold from the freezer the chocolate will start to set very quickly.

8. Sprinkle some of the edible sprinkles onto the chocolate dipped cake pop while the chocolate is still soft  and set them aside to set completely.(Since the cake pops are cold from the freezer the chocolate will start to set very quickly so do this step quickly)
9. To gift the cake pops cover the pops in cellophane and tie the cellophane bag with a pretty ribbon.


I would like to thank Soreen and Dr Oetker  for sending me some products samples to try, I have created this recipe using some of the ingredients I was sent.

46 comments:

  1. I have never heard of that brand before but I might have to try it! I love cake pops!

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  2. Very lucky you are to get all those hampers, those cake pops with different sprinkles looks awesome and am sure kids will go crazy.

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  3. Wow ! these pops look so cute and decorative.. I will make them for my grand daughters when I visit in July.

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  4. I adore Soreen malt loaf and I'm always making cake pops - what a fabulous combination!

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  5. Never had a cake pop before...yeah, I know, I haven't lived! I've heard lots about them! Definitely time to be giving them a try I think! :)

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  6. The cake pops look lovely, my daughter would love these. I shall be making these this holidays, something fun to do with my little one :)

    Em x

    www.londonmummyoftwo.com

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  7. I keep seeing cake pops and thinking I must have a go, you have given me the inspiration I need!

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  8. You make it look so easy. They look amazing. I have tried making them before from scratch, and failed miserably,

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  9. What a great idea to use Soreen in that way. I love it in slices spread thickly with butter but my waistline doesn't - the butter kinda defeats the fact of it being low in fat for a cake LOL Your cake pops look great by the way.

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  10. These look so good and look pretty easy too!

    AShleigh

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  11. They look so yummy, I really want to try making them.

    x

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  12. They look really impressive wrapped up in cellophane. They seem simple to make too. A lovely gift.

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  13. Soreen Malt load if lovely :) These look so professional, absolutely brilliant!

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  14. These look so yummy and make perfect gifts as well - win win all round

    Laura x

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  15. Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I would never have thought it possible to use Soreen products in this way. Will definitely be giving these a go myself! xxx

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  16. Lovely cake pops and makes a beautiful centerpiece. Blessings, Catherine

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  17. These look fab! Will make these over half term with the kids!

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  18. Oh I need to make these. I keep seeing them and haven't tried them yet. They look fab x

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  19. These look great and so easy to make xx

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  20. These look fantastic and so easy to make xx

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  21. they look great! we love making cake pops!

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  22. They look amazing. So professional. I have never made cake pops before

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  23. I do love Soreen and my kids adore cake pops so I'm simply going to have to give these a go. They look so pretty!

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  24. This looks amazing! I love Soreen, and the idea of making them into cake pops is genius. Definitely giving this one a try....

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  25. I love Soreen malt loaf but would never have thought of cake pops - how original!!

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  26. These are amazing. I have seen a lot of cake pops but never made them before. I think these are a lovely alternative to the traditional ones. Big fan of Soreen as well so these would be perfect for me.

    Laura x x x

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  27. they look so yummy! i really want to give them a go, looks like i've got some new plans for the weekend!

    sarah @ theblossomcart.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  28. My husband would love these. He's not too keen on cakepops but ones made from Soreen would be a hit!

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  29. Oh my gosh, cake pops aren't new to me, but I had no idea how they were made. I though they were bake into the ball shape. Binding agent! Who knew

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  30. Made these with the kids yesterday and they turned out great! Thanks!

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  31. Always wanted to make cake pops - must try it soon

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  32. I stil have not tried these but they look great for, i have my two daughters having a spa pamper party in a fortnight and looking for girly ideas like this x

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  33. What a creative use of the two brands. I totally love this and am pinning it.

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  34. They look great! I've been meaning to make some cake pops for a while but still haven't got round to it...

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  35. Wow lucky you! They look amazing, great idea!

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  36. Oh yum I love soreen! Great idea to use it for cake pops!

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  37. I am going to have to try these with the children

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  38. Great idea - my kids love Soreen and I should think it has the perfect consistency to form a ball!

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  39. These look lovely!! I love Soreen it's one of my favourite treats!

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  40. Oh wow, what a good idea, and these look amazing x

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  41. I love Soreen so am going to have to try this out. Thanks for the idea, I wouldn't have thought of it otherwise.

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  42. Love these, you have removed all the time consuming elements of making cake pops and keep all the fun bits :)

    Angela

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  43. mmmm I love Soreen s these cake pops are definitely going on my to make list. x

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  44. faye huntington2 June 2014 at 21:02

    the caramel chocolate coating on the cake pops sounds delicious - can you believe that i'm yet to even try a cake pop?! faye xx

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  45. Ohh wow! What a clever idea! I'll have to try that x

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