Cotton Candy Cake Pops

  • Yield: 40 1x


  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 container of Betty Crocker Cotton Candy frosting
  • 1 package of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations – cotton candy flavor
  • 1 pkg of white candy melts
  • paper straws for sticks for cake pops
  • colored sanding sugar for embellishment


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine cake mix, eggs, and buttermilk. Mix for 2 minutes on medium.
  3. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan and cook for 25-30 minutes, until done.
  4. Let cool completely.
  5. Tear the cake up into a large bowl and add all of the cotton candy frosting. Mix thoroughly until it’s all sticky.
  6. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Wash your hands in as cold water as you can stand (do this periodically).
  8. Then roll 1 1/2-inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
  9. When the cookie sheet is full, transfer it to the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  10. Remove cake balls from freezer, and prepare the candy melts per instructions on the bag.
  11. Place a large piece of wax paper on the counter near the cookie sheet.
  12. Prepare sanding sugars into small bowls so they can be applied quickly.
  13. When candy melts are completely melted, stir in the package of cotton candy Frosting Creations until it’s completely mixed.
  14. Place paper straws about 1/2 way into each cake ball.
  15. Dip cake balls straight down into the candy melt. Pull up and let some excess candy melt drip off.
  16. Then set the cake ball on the wax paper. Quickly sprinkle sanding sugar on it before the candy melt dries.
  17. Allow cake pops to dry before packaging.

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