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Lemon Cake Pops from Scratch

Lemon Cake Pops from Scratch

Are you craving a delightful treat that combines the zesty freshness of lemons with the sweetness of cake? Look no further than these mouthwatering Lemon Cake Pops! In this article, we will guide you through the process of making these delectable treats from scratch, ensuring that every bite is bursting with flavor and satisfaction.

Why Choose Lemon Cake Pops?

When life gives you lemons, why not turn them into something extraordinary? Lemon cake pops are a perfect choice for those who appreciate the tangy and refreshing flavor of lemons. These bite-sized treats are not only visually appealing but also offer a delightful combination of textures and tastes.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a luscious cake ball, coated with a smooth lemon-flavored candy shell. The first bite releases a burst of citrusy goodness, dancing on your taste buds and leaving you craving for more. With their vibrant yellow color and irresistible taste, these lemon cake pops are sure to impress both kids and adults alike.

The Joy of Creating Lemon Cake Pops from Scratch

Making lemon cake pops from scratch is a rewarding experience that allows you to unleash your creativity in the kitchen. Not only do you have control over the quality of ingredients, but you also get to customize the flavors and decorations to suit your preferences.

Picture yourself whisking together the dry ingredients, carefully measuring out the wet ingredients, and mixing them all together to create a smooth and velvety cake batter. As the aroma of freshly baked lemon cake fills your kitchen, you know something magical is about to happen.

Once the cake has cooled, it’s time to crumble it up and mix it with a luscious cream cheese frosting. The combination of moist cake and creamy frosting creates a heavenly texture that melts in your mouth. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and insert a stick into each one, transforming them into adorable cake pops.

Decorating Your Lemon Cake Pops

Now comes the fun part – decorating your lemon cake pops! Let your imagination run wild as you dip each cake pop into a vibrant yellow candy coating. You can even add a touch of lemon zest to intensify the flavor and create a visually appealing contrast.

For an extra touch of elegance, drizzle some white chocolate or sprinkle colorful sprinkles on top. Whether you choose to keep the decorations simple or go all out, your lemon cake pops are guaranteed to steal the show at any gathering or celebration.

Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor

Finally, it’s time to indulge in the fruits of your labor. Take a bite into one of these lemon cake pops, and let the explosion of flavors transport you to a world of pure bliss. The tanginess of the lemon perfectly balances the sweetness of the cake, creating a harmonious symphony of taste.

Share these delightful treats with your loved ones and watch their faces light up with joy. Lemon cake pops are not just desserts; they are a symbol of love, creativity, and the simple pleasures of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a different citrus fruit instead of lemons?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with other citrus fruits like oranges or limes to create unique flavor combinations.

Q: Can I make the cake pops in advance?

A: Yes, you can make the cake pops a day in advance and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Just remember to let them come to room temperature before serving.

Q: Can I use a different type of frosting?

A: Yes, you can use your favorite frosting flavor instead of cream cheese frosting. Get creative and try different combinations to find your perfect match.

Q: How long do lemon cake pops last?

A: Lemon cake pops can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. However, they are so delicious that they are unlikely to last that long!

Q: Can I freeze lemon cake pops?

A: Yes, you can freeze lemon cake pops for up to one month. Just make sure to wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container before freezing.

Q: Can I make vegan lemon cake pops?

A: Absolutely! There are plenty of vegan-friendly recipes available that use plant-based ingredients to create delicious lemon cake pops.

Q: Can I make gluten-free lemon cake pops?

A: Yes, you can substitute gluten-free flour for regular flour to make gluten-free lemon cake pops. Just make sure to check all the ingredients for gluten-containing additives.

Q: Can I use store-bought cake mix instead of making the cake from scratch?

A: Yes, you can use store-bought cake mix as a time-saving alternative. Just follow the instructions on the package and proceed with the rest of the recipe.


Lemon cake pops from scratch are a delightful treat that combines the tanginess of lemons with the sweetness of cake. By following our step-by-step guide, you can create these delectable treats that will impress everyone with their taste and presentation. So, give it a try and let your creativity shine through as you enjoy the process of making and savoring these delightful lemon cake pops!

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Lemon Cake Pops from Scratch

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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 1 cup room temperature unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 lemons , zested
  • ¼ cup softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
  • 1 (14 ounce) package confectioners' coating (e.g. , Wilton® Candy Melts®)
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package multicolored candy sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and grease a rectangular baking dish with butter.
  • In a bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder, then gradually mix it into the batter, adding 1/4 cup at a time.
  • Beat in the lemon zest and pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then run a table knife around the edges to loosen it.
  • Carefully invert the cake onto a serving plate or cooling rack and let it cool completely for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In a bowl, use an electric mixer to combine cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  • Gradually add confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, alternating with lemon juice, until the frosting reaches the desired consistency.
  • Use a lollipop stick to poke holes 2 to 3 inches apart into one side of a styrofoam block.
  • Trim off the tops and sides of the cake, then crumble it into
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