Apple Cake Pops Great for Back to School {RECIPE}

by Jillian Leslie on


Molly Allen, our baking contributor, and the creative force behind CakeFYIcreated these awesome back to school treats for us!

Looking for a quick, easy, and fun treat for back to school? These Apple Cake Pops are the perfect treat! Using just a simple cake recipe, icing, and a few embellishments, you can make these cute cake pops for your kiddos!


Apple Cake Pops


For the Cake:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • Also Needed:
  • Batch of homemade or store-bought icing
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • Red Sprinkles
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Green Candy (for leaves)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.


Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract and mix well.


Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.


Add half of the milk and mix well. Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.

Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a greased 13 X 9 cake pan.

Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool completely.

Once cake has cooled, break it apart in a large bowl, and crumble the cake with your hands. Add two cups of red store-bought or homemade icing, and mix into the cake crumbles with your hands.

Roll cake and frosting mixture into small balls.


Insert a cake pop stick into the bottom of each ball. Roll the cake pop in red sprinkles, and then insert half of a pretzel stick in the top to act as the stem.


Insert leaf shaped green candy next to the pretzel stick. Place cake pops in the freezer to set.



Adorable! Thank you, Molly, I love how easy these are!

To learn more about Molly and read all about her baking adventures, check her out at CakeFYI.


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    Monica N wrote:

    Where did you find the green gummy candy leaves? These are adorable!