Once you have tried cake batter popsicles with Funfetti Cake Mix, you will never look back. Here's how to make your new favorite popsicle!
Talk about the ultimate cake pop! Using your favorite cake mix you can have a totally indulgent new summer treat just by adding a unique twist to a favorite celebratory dessert. Once you have tried cake batter popsicles you will never look back. Here's how to make them.
Can You Freeze Cake Batter?
Uh. Yeah. You can. And it's amazing. You can freeze the cake batter after you mix it and save it that way for later use if you still want to bake. However, baking is not necessary when you freeze your batter into the form of a silky sweet cake batter popsicle. The texture that comes out is more like a fudgesicle than an icy popsicle. It's a whole different way of enjoying your favorite cake. Although you can modify this recipe to make the batter from any kind of cake mix, I prefer Funfetti. The reason is all about the exciting look. The colored bits shine through translucent white cake batter and the sprinkles further highlight the sense of whimsy with even more bursts of color.
When Freezing cake batter for use later on or for a frozen treat it's important not to use batter with egg whipped into the mixture. Although raw egg is typically not desirable in a treat -- cookie dough excluded ; ) -- that isn't the main reason to avoid using it. The egg causes problems for the batter when it freezes. Any air pockets you get from the whipped mixture will get removed in the freezing process. This especially impacts the batter that you intend to defrost and bake with later on. Instead of egg use oil for more consistent results.
Cake Batter Ingredients
Part of the beauty of this cake batter popsicle recipe is its simplicity. You can easily transform a box mix into a repurposed frozen treat.
On the other hand, if you want to add a more personal touch or customize the batter, you can totally do that.
As much as I love boxed cake mix, I believe that cake mix is one of those really simple things that everybody should know how to make at home for themselves.
Now, when you read the ingredients on a box of cake mix, it's easy to see why some people think cake mix is a complicated matter best left to the professionals.
However, when you consider the active ingredients that are necessary to make a cake such as flour and sugar, compared to the additives you'll see a much more doable recipe.
Additives introduced in cake mixes by manufacturers are not necessary ingredients and you don't have to worry about stocking your pantry with anything that you can't pronounce, especially when you don't know what it does.
A simple homemade cake mix consists of cake flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract. That is literally all you need to duplicate a box you can buy at the store.
Of course, there are modifications depending on the type of mix you want. Funfetti, for example, complicates matters a little bit, but not much. All you need for this adjustment is to add some sprinkles to your mix.
There are confetti-style sprinkles that work perfectly for this purpose and I bought them with that set.
Substitutions For Whipped Topping
Part of what makes these delectable frozen treats so irresistible fun is the amazing texture you get from the folded in whipped topping.
The light and airy concoction mixes with the dense cake batter to form a whole new type of substance that freezes into the perfect cake batter popsicle. If you can make it this way, do it. It's the best.
However, I do understand not wanting to do it this way if you have a certain type of popsicle mold.
Although I recommend updating your popsicle molds to silicone for best results you may not have that immediate option and still want to go ahead with this recipe. With that in mind, I do allow some substitutions to make it work.
The problem with plastic or metal popsicle molds is that you may have difficulty removing the popsicle from the mold. The issue can easily be made worse if you have incorporated the whipped topping into your mixture.
To avoid problems in pulling your cake batter popsicles out of the molds substituting another ingredient for the whipped topping maybe your best solution. I like heavy whipping cream or yogurt for this.
The most important thing is that whatever you use gives you 3 cups of dairy, in the end, to turn the cake mix into batter.
Frozen Cake VS Not Frozen Cake
Now, you may not have ever considered the question of frozen cake as an alternative to regular baked cake. That's one of the reasons I'm so excited about the recipe.
I'm certain that many of you have frozen baked cake before to preserve it longer.
I'm also quite sure that some of you have even frozen cake batter to be made into cake later, but how many have ever made popsicles out of their cake mix instead of baking it? I'd venture to say, not many.
But it's a revolutionary way to enjoy the classic dessert and it may just become your new favorite summer treat. Think about what you can do with lemon cake or Strawberry?
Why not try it as a lemon cake batter pop made with whipped strawberry topping?
However you do it, it's important to note that frozen food is often less flavorful than its non-frozen counterparts.
The way around this problem is increasing the fat and sugar content so you get all that rich sweetness you love in your favorite frozen treats. That's why we use whole milk in this recipe.
I encourage you to skew away from low-calorie alternatives in favor of a better-tasting treat.
How to Make Pink Food Coloring
One more thing I recommend if you want to add a little bit more color to your batch of cake batter popsicles is to make some of them pink.
The white ones look amazing, but pink is a nice classic alternative, especially if you have both white and pink together. This is a great idea for parties if you want a broader color scheme and you can even make a wider mix of blue and purple.
Basically, just think unicorn and you'll get the idea.
Whether you decide to keep it simple or create a whole spectrum of beautiful sprinkle-filled popsicles.
To make pink food coloring, use the color red and slowly mix it in drop by drop or use a toothpick to swirl it in until it reaches your desired shade. As an alternative, you can boil beets in water and use the red-colored liquid as a natural food dye.
Cake Batter Popsicles Ingredients
- Funfetti Cake Mix, (15 ounces)
- whole milk
- frozen whipped topping
- rainbow sprinkles
1. Combine cake mix and milk in a blender and mix on low speed until fully combined.
2. Gently fold in the whipped topping and rainbow sprinkles.
3. Distribute the mixture into the popsicle molds.
4. Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.
If your mold is plastic or metal, you may want to omit the whipped topping. It can be difficult to pull out of the mold. Instead, you can use heavy whipping cream or yogurt. The general idea is to have 3 cups of milk, yogurt or whipped cream to mix with the boxed mix.
Cake Batter Popsicles
- 1 box (15 oz) Funfetti Cake Mix
- 2 ½ cups whole milk
- ½ cup frozen whipped topping
- ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Combine cake mix and milk in a blender and mix on low speed until fully combined.
- Gently fold in the whipped topping and rainbow sprinkles.
- Distribute the mixture into the popsicle molds.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight. Enjoy every bite.
- If your mold is plastic or metal, you may want to omit the whipped topping. It can be difficult to pull out of the mold. Instead, you can use heavy whipping cream or yogurt. The general idea is to have 3 cups of milk, yogurt or whipped cream to mix with the boxed mix.