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Peanut Butter & Jam Cake Pops Recipe

Peanut Butter & Jam Cake Pops Recipe

Peanut Butter & Jam (filled) Cake Pops (shh, there’s greek yogurt involved). Your kids will LOVE this peanut butter and jam cake pop recipe and I've included pictured tutorials on how to make it as well as a printable just for you to print out below. It is not only a great back to school treat for the kiddos, but I could scarf down more than my share of these. I will forewarn you though: the aroma of this creamy, peanut buttery goodness seeping out of your kitchen will have you picking at this cake before it is in cake pop form. For your own sanity, you may as well cut a fresh piece to nibble on while transforming the rest into pops. The cake tastes similar to a peanut butter cookie, but 10x better in my opinion. It is a dense, smooth, moist and creamy cake that melts in your mouth.

You Will Need...

  • (cake)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Skippy)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 8 oz. cream cheese cake frosting
  • bamboo fork toothpicks (here, or any wide toothpick/lollipop stick)
  • wooden dowel (to create indent for adding jam)
  • (coating)
  • 2 (16 oz) packages Vanilla CANDIQUIK Coating
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • (filling)
  • raspberry jam or preserves (or your choice of flavor)
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Instructions

  • Step 1
    Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar and peanut butter together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until each is well incorporated. Reduce speed to low and mix in greek yogurt and vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour mixture; beat until just combined. Pour batter into a greased 13×9? pan. Bake approximately 28 minutes or until the center comes out clean and edges are golden brown. Let cool.
  • Step 2
    Step 2: Once cool, crumble cake into a large bowl. Add frosting and mix thoroughly. Roll mixture into 1? balls and place in the refrigerator until firm (approximately 30 minutes).
  • Step 3
    Step 3: Remove mixture and use a wooden dowel to create a deep hole in the center of each cake ball; reserving 5 cake balls.
  • Step 4
    Step 4: Using a toothpick or small measuring spoon, spoon a small amount of jam into each hole.
  • Step 5
    Step 5: Using the reserved cake balls, pinch a small amount off and use your fingers to smooth it over and seal the hole that you filled with jam.
  • Step 6: Place the jam-filled cake balls in the freezer for 15 minutes. Melt CANDIQUIK according to package directions. Once melted, stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter into each package of coating. Transfer the CANDIQUIK into a deep bowl (I used a large measuring cup or a deep, wide coffee mug works great, too).
  • Step 7: Remove cake balls from freezer (*remove a dozen or so to work with at a time and keep remaining cake balls in the freezer until ready to use – please see tips at the bottom of this post), dip the tip of the bamboo toothpick into the CANDIQUIK and insert about 1/3 of the way into the cake ball. Dip cake pop immediately in the CANDIQUIK, removing promptly. Allow excess coating to drip off and set on wax paper to dry completely.
  • Step 8: TIPS!!! *I typically don’t FREEZE cake pops, but I did with these because of the jam filling. Again, with any cake pops, be careful not to store in the freezer too long – otherwise they may crack after you dip them in the candy coating. These however, I did not have any problems with cracking because they were upright cake pops (sitting on the bottom) and that allows them to expand (through the bottom) without cracking. I do not recommend keeping them in the freezer longer than 20 minutes, prior to dipping.

Comments

3 Comments
  • Laurie Turk
    06 Sep 2012, 14:34

    says:

    Hey Sarah, Did you know that you can edit this post and add the adorable printable cake pop toppers for all the Tip Junkie members to download? {squeal} I know how cool is that! If you have a blog, you can also edit this post and add your direct post link to the "inspired by" column and add the direct URL. There are so many amazing new features on the new Tip Junkie Creative Community... more details to come. ~ Laurie {a.k.a. The Tip Junkie}
    • Sarah @MissCandiquik
      06 Sep 2012, 14:57

      says:

      Thanks! I will definitely attempt to do this. Just learning my way around the site, slowly but surely! :)
    • Laurie Turk
      06 Sep 2012, 15:11

      says:

      Sarah, I loved this so much and am so excited that you took the time to add such amazing tutorial to the new site that I featured you on Tip Junkie's Facebook page with 112,000 fans. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151152212449390&set=a.135865684389.104909.48184684389&type=1 You Rock!