Saturday, February 11, 2012

Brownie Cake Pops - Valentine Hearts

Cake pops are everywhere these days but let's face it - they are sooo cute! I especially like brownie cake pops because the denser cake makes for a better taste and feel in your mouth. And my biggest tip is to go light on the icing - too much just turns it all to mush - you want it to taste more like a brownie!

1-1/2 c butter, unsalted
2-1/4 c sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
1 c cocoa
1/2 tsp salt

1-1/2 c prepared icing
1 package candy melts or similar
30, 5 or 6 inch lollipop sticks

What to do
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  • Over low heat, melt butter in a saucepan.
  • Add sugar and stir until well combined and some sugar dissolves. It will still be thick and 'sugary' looking.
  • Cool the mixture to room temperature.
  • Place in large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat until well combined- about 4 minutes.
  • In another bowl, sift together.
  • Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Pour batter into pan and smooth with spatula.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Don't over bake!
  • Cool completely before moving on.

  • Once cool, crumble brownie into large chunks and place in food processor. You may want to do this in batches.
  • Pulse brownies until it has consistency of grainy sand.
  • Place in large bowl.
  • Add 3/4 c of icing and mix until well combined. You may have to add a bit more. You need the mixture to hold together when rolled into a ball. But try not to add too much or pops become too sweet.
  • Refrigerate mixture preferably overnight but at least 2 hours.
  • To make a heart shape I used one half of a boiled egg shaper for bento boxes. But you could also use a small cookie cutter or shape them by hand. They shouldn't be more than a couple of inches in size.
  • Place hearts on a cookie sheet and refrigerate again for a few hours or overnight.

  • Melt your candy melts according to directions.
  • Dip one end of lollipop stick into melted candy.
  • Place dipped stick into bottom of heart...about 2 cm deep.
  • Dip heart while holding onto stick into melted candy to cover heart completely.
  • Place cake pop stick end into styrofoam or place in a heavy glass so they can dry.
  • Once candy is dried, use a food writer pen or icing in a decorating bag with a thin tip to write your messages.
  • Dry as in previous method or place on cookie sheets until ready to eat.
Makes approximately 30 cakes pops.


  1. I got really into cake balls over Christmas but have never tried doing this with brownies. What a great idea! These are absolutely darling and definitely a great Valentine's Day treat!

  2. I saw a brownie pop cake pan the other day and I was dying to buy it! I'm regretting that I didn't now, these are adorable! Perfect Valentines Day treat :)

  3. I have to agree with you that brownie pops are so much better than cake pops! These are really cute and my valentine would love one of them! :)

  4. This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package:

  5. Thanks so much for these! Absolutely Adorable! They were a Hit on Food is Love's #ThursdayTweetTreats!!! Love them!