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The perfect balance of light lemon flavor and sweetness, these Lemon Cake Pops are perfect for Easter or any Springtime event. Add your own lemon flavor to a boxed cake mix for just the right amount of tart lemon flavor.
Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2020 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and flowers blooming than with food and a fun giveaway? 27 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring!
So stop thinking about cold and snow and get ready to enjoy the best spring sweets like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and even beverages! Thanks to our #SpringSweetsWeek Dixie Crystals, Millican Pecan, Door County Coffee, Anolon, Deiss Kitchenware, Adams Extract, and Fresh April Sprinkles for joining us!
I’m so excited to be joining in for #SpringSweetsWeek again this year! This week I’ll be sharing 3 new dessert recipes, starting with these delicious Lemon Cake Pops.
Cake pops are such a fun treat for any party or event! This version uses a boxed cake mix and adds in lemon zest and lemon extract for just the right amount of flavor, no artificial lemon taste! Coated with white candy melts and topped with fun Easter-themed sprinkles.
Cake Pop Tips
If this is your first time making cake pops, don’t be afraid! They are time consuming and can be a bit tricky to make, but I’ll share a few tips to help your cake pops turn out great the first time.
- Get the right tools! Read through the recipe and make sure you have all the right tools and extras for making cake pops. I’ve linked to the cake pop sticks and candy wafers I use below. You’ll want to be sure to have a styrofoam block or something to poke the finished cake pops into while the chocolate sets.
- Read through the recipe a few times so that you understand the process, especially how to dip and decorate the pops.
- Give yourself plenty of time! They will keep for a week in the refrigerator so you can make them a couple of days before an event and you don’t feel rushed.
- Don’t make your cake balls too big! They will be harder to dip and decorate and might be too heavy that they fall over while setting.
Recommended Tools and Supplies
Be sure to check out all of the Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes!
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Where to Get Cute Easter Sprinkles
I used these adorable sprinkles from Fresh April Sprinkles to add the final touch to these cake pops. This blend is called “Spring It On” and features a mix of pastel colors and Easter shapes.
Sprinkles are always a great way to add color and personality to a dessert. Fresh April Sprinkles offers fun blends of sprinkles for every holiday, season or occasion. These Spring sprinkles were just what I needed to finish off these cake pops.
How To Make A Lemon Cake That Tastes Like Lemon
To get the lemon flavor just right in these cake pops, I used fresh lemon zest and Lemon Extract from Adam’s Extract. This extract is made from oil of lemon, so it adds real lemon taste.
Lemon flavored cake mixes often taste fake to me, so I decided to opt for a yellow cake mix and add my own lemon flavoring for these cake pops. Using the lemon zest and extract resulted in just the right lemon flavor without being overpowering or artificial tasting.