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Valentine’s Day Cake Pops
Posted By Elana Amsterdam On February 1, 2011 @ 11:50 am In candy,Desserts | 36 Comments
All of you regular readers know that I have an obsession with making healthy (ok, “healthier”) gluten free cake pops. Well, this obsession continues for Valentine’s Day.
I spent an afternoon in my kitchen last week in total chocolate chaos. I even tweeted about it (if you’re not involved in the party that’s over on twitter you may want to join, I’m there several times daily, tweeting away). On twitter I stated, or shall I say, tweeted, “my kitchen is covered in chocolate and I can’t say why.”
Well, now I’m saying why. My kitchen was covered in chocolate because I was making gluten free Valentine’s Day cake pops two ways. First, pictured above, they are coated in white chocolate. Next, below, the cake pops are coated in dark chocolate. While they have very different flavor profiles, they’re equally tasty and decadent in their own ways. Of course, the dark chocolate covered cake pops are far healthier, so if that’s a consideration, I would recommend going with them.
For these cake pops, I’ve omitted the jam or frosting on the inside, in order to create a more simply flavored confection. The cake I use below is moist enough to hold together without any jam or frosting to “bind” it, so frankly it’s not necessary for construction, it would just add another yummy flavor.
I hope you enjoy these Valentine’s cake pops as much as we do, they are a huge hit in my household, and I feel happy just looking at them (though trust me, I ate my share as well!)
What is your favorite “special treat” to make for yourself and your family. Obviously, my favorite at present is cake pops, though I’d love to get a glimpse of things outside of the “cake pops box” and broaden my horizons, so please leave a comment below and let us know.
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