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Fall in Love With Peanut Butter Cake Pops
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake Pops are a fun and festive treat to celebrate the beginning of the new fall season. This classic combination is a perennial favorite of many, with rich flavors that make any day feel like a treat. Easily create and decorate your Cake Pops to celebrate the return of colder weather and leaves falling from the trees.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fall Cake Pops Recipe
3/4 cup butter
½ to ¾ cup of creamy peanut butter
2 cups of all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups of sugar
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of milk
Baking Your Cake
Start by allowing your butter and eggs to reach room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Grease your favorite size pan with butter; a 13×9 or two 8×8 pans will work the best.
Use a large bowl to combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Use a mixing bowl to beat the butter on medium speed for less than a minute. Add sugar in small amounts to the butter while mixing, and then add eggs one at a time.
Add milk to mixing bowl while slowly adding flour mixture. Mix ingredients until there are no more lumps.
Then add in peanut butter to the mixture, keeping in mind that the peanut butter will make the cake batter creamier. Use a spoon or small spatula to add the cake batter into the pan, and then smooth the surface.
Bake the cake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes or longer, depending on altitude. To check if the cake is finished, stick a butter knife in the center of the cake. If the butter knife comes out clean, then the cake is ready.
Homemade Peanut Butter Frosting
1/2 cup of softened butter
4 cups of powdered sugar (around 1 lb.)
1/3 cup of milk
1 tsp. of vanilla
2 tbsp. of creamy peanut butter
Use a mixing bowl to beat the butter until it is smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar into the butter while mixing. Add in milk and vanilla until the frosting is smooth. Then add peanut butter into the mixture until completely mixed.
Hand-Forming Your Cake Pops
After the cake has cooled completely, crumble the cake into small pieces. Prepare the peanut butter frosting as directed. You can also use a prepared butter or chocolate frosting and add peanut butter into it for a quick substitute. Mix small amounts of frosting into the cake crumbs to slightly moisten them. If you are using a prepared frosting you purchased, you will use about half of a can. You can then hand-form the Peanut Butter Cake Pops into small balls, about the size of a large tablespoon. Place the cake balls into the freezer for a few minutes to help them keep their shape.
Preparation for Decorating
Prepare your decorating workspace by lining the counters with wax paper or foil to eliminate messy cleanup. Gather all your decorating supplies including sprinkles, candy melts, icing and colored sugar. You should also keep the wrappers, Cake Pop sticks and your drying stand nearby. If you would like to roll your Peanut Butter Cake Pops into decorations, prepare small bowls filled with sprinkles. Use your double-boiler, microwave or melting pot to heat the candy melts until you reach the desired consistency.
Decorating Your Peanut Butter Cake Pops
Cover the Peanut Butter Cake Pops in candy melt, tapping and rotating to ensure even coverage. Immediately after coating, dip in sprinkles or colored sugar for a fun and easy treat. Some cute sprinkle designs include candy balls in orange and black or fall leaf shaped sprinkles. If you want to create a more complicated design, set the Peanut Butter Cake Pops into stands until you have finished coating them. To create an easy autumn leaf shape, pipe icing onto the Cake Pops in an outline of a leaf. Add sprinkles to the lines of icing in various fall colors to complete the look. Enjoy creating your own unique and delicious Peanut Butter Cake Pops.