Preparing Cake Pops with Cake Leftovers

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Here you can find the simple Recipe for Cake Pops with cake leftovers.

The little cakes on a stick look incredibly sweet and are the perfect souvenir.

Your loved ones can marvel at your baking skills, but today there is no oven.

I have tried different versions of the cake lollies and was not always convinced of the results.

For the recipe, I really put my heart and soul into putting together the best possible combination of ingredients.

What is it about or where is the horse’s foot? The cake balls on the stem need a certain stability. Wouldn’t it be a pity if the cakeballs fell off beforehand, would it?

Let me now invite you to read, I wish you a lot of fun while enjoying it.

If you have any open questions, you can send them to me using the comment function at the bottom of the page. I wish you every success for your baking and decoration afternoon!

1. Recipe Cake Pops With Cake Leftovers

Today you can eat dough faster 🙂 Wish you good luck!

Cake-Pops with Cake Leftovers

New Baked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt

Servings 10
Calories 136
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 30 Min.

Simple tutorial on how to make cake pops with cake from yesterday.

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Cake Pops with Cake-Leftovers
Cake Pops with Cake-Leftovers Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


150 g marble cake (fresh or from the previous day)
25 g cream cheese
20 g Coconut fat (I use Ceres or Palmin)
10 pc cake-pop stems


75 g dark or light chocolate
10 g Coconut fat (I use Ceres or Palmin)


Marble cake as a base for cake pops
Simply crumble the marble cake from the day before finely with your hands. Our dough ingredient for cakes on the stick.

Crumble cake

Crumble the marble cake in a bowl with your hands.

Cake pop mass during preparation
Photo of the cake scraps as crumbs with cream cheese and coconut fat.

Add ingredients

Add cream cheese and soft coconut oil.

Mix the cake pops batter together
Mix the Cake Pops batter from the leftover marble cake, cream cheese and coconut oil.

Knead dough

Then knead the dough with your fingers quickly and well.

Cake Pops Dough made from cake scraps
Dough made from cake scraps for the cake pops.

Check dough

Check the consistency of the dough and the distribution of the ingredients.

If necessary, knead again to ensure that the ingredients are well distributed.

Portion cake pops dough
I used small scoops for portioning. If you scrape off the dough, you will get the same sized portions.

Portion dough

Cut off even portions.

I used a metal portioning spoon for this.

Shape cake pops into dough balls
After portioning, you can form the cake pops dough balls. Now chill and then it goes on!

Form balls

Now form the cake-pop balls and then chill the balls for at least 30 minutes.

Cut the dark chocolate into small pieces
Small and finely cut dark couverture on a kitchen board.

Cut chocolate

For the icing cut the chocolate or couverture into small pieces.

Sliced dark chocolate
Always cut the chocolate into small pieces before melting it in the water bath.

Melt chocolate

Melt 2/3 of the chocolate in a porcelain bowl over hot water.

Melted chocolate
The melted chocolate in a porcelain bowl. The porcelain bowl of water bath is better for chocolate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer.

Temper chocolate

Remove the bowl with the chocolate from the pot and stir in the remaining chocolate and coconut fat.

Place stalks dipped in chocolate on top of the cake balls.
Place the stalks dipped in chocolate on the cake balls.

Pinning cake

Take the cake-pop balls out of the fridge.

Dip the cake-pop sticks into the glaze and stick them into the balls.

Glaze cake pops
Cover the cake pops with the chocolate icing.


Pull the Cake Pops through the glaze and turn them until the excess glaze has dripped off.

Cake Pops with Cake-Leftovers
Cake Pops with Cake-Leftovers Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Stick the glazed cake-pops into a piece of polystyrene or an egg box (pre-drill holes).

I had decided to use sugar glasses and took a photo right away!

Decorate the glazed Cake-Pops with sugar sprinkles or sugar balls, let them cool down and enjoy.



2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Shopping List For Cake Pops with Cake Leftovers

The oven remains cold today and we are approaching the home stretch at pug speed. For the cake balls on a stick you need some ingredients and I will describe them here briefly and concisely:

Cake mixture and decoration

  • Cake leftovers from the day before
  • White and dark chocolate
  • Coconut oil and cream cheese
  • Sugar balls and sugar decoration


  • Short Cake Pop sticks
  • Mixing bowl
  • Water bath and pot
  • Egg boxes or glasses with sugar

The trickiest part of this recipe is buying the cake stems. I finally ordered mine from Amazon because they are rarely available in supermarkets. Please remember, shashlik skewers are too thin and they don’t work!

Think of the cake stalks, order the sugar balls and decoration online!

Shopping tip from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Tips for the Dough from Leftover Cake

The charming thing about these mini cakes is the ease of preparation: crumble the cake into small crumbs and refine them with coconut fat and cream cheese to make a refreshed dough.

Coconut oil brings the necessary stability to the dough. The balls then hold better on the stem!

Place formed dough balls in a cool place for at least 30 minutes. The coconut oil makes the ball firmer!

Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt

Did you know how cooks portion dumplings? I mean that the balls are the same size at the end 🙂

In general, we use a ladle or an ice-cream cutter and portion the dough with it.

Portion cake pops dough
For portioning I used small portioning spoons. If you spread the dough, you will get equally large portions.

5. Tips for Safely Prepare the Chocolate Glaze

For the icing with chocolate or couverture I will write you some more lines! We have a little time now, because the dough balls are in the fridge. Besides, you want your cake lollipops to shine later, don’t you?

Cut the couverture into fine pieces first, finely cut chocolate can be melted better and more evenly.

Cut the dark chocolate into small pieces
Small and finely cut dark couverture on a kitchen board. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Use a porcelain bowl to melt the cut chocolate. This will make the chocolate melt more gently and the chocolate will not get too hot.

Put 2/3 of the sliced chocolate in the bowl and place the bowl on a pot of hot water.

When the chocolate has melted you can take the bowl out of the water bath and stir in the rest of the chocolate. I still have a little tip 🙂

Melted chocolate
The melted chocolate in a porcelain bowl. The porcelain bowl water bath is better for chocolate. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Adding 3-5 % coconut fat to the chocolate makes your icing extra shiny!

Shiny chocolate tip from chef Thomas Sixt

6. Securely Attach the Cake Balls to the Stick

Let us now look at how to attach the cake balls to the handle. Here is another tip!

Due to the addition of coconut oil and the cold setting, the cake balls have the best conditions to keep well later on the stem.

No crocodile tears today because the cake balls fall from the stem: Please dip the stems into the chocolate icing before putting them into the cake balls. The chocolate acts as a glue in the ball, which bonds the cake and the stem well.

Cake balls fastening tip for crash-free cake pops
Dip the stalks of the cake pops in chocolate
So that the Cake Pops are safe and stable in the hands of children: Dip the stems of the Cake Pops in chocolate, then stick them into the ball.

7. More Ideas for Baking Cakes

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Will these taste like coconut from the coconut oil?


    • Hi Kristine,

      thx for your question, it will not taste so much because there is less coconut fat insight the recipe.

      Have fun with baking!

      BR Thomas


  • Is it possible to skip the cream cheese?


    • Hi Rene,

      you can also use creme fraiche, sour cream, soy cream, soy yogurt.

      Best Regards Thomas