This Instructable was inspired by the Cake Pop Challenge. I decided to make some Brownie pops without using eggs or oil in the brownie batter itself. I did use oil for the pan though. I used a secret ingredient you won't believe. These cake pops were moist enough that I did not use frosting in the batter. I loved the cake pop stand! This cake pop stand would be a good thing to take to school for parties. Follow through and I will show you how I made everything.
Step 1: Ingredients
Oil optional this will be used to oil the pan.
Black beans unseasoned please read bottom note.
Bakers chocolate not shown.
Creme De Menthe baking chips or Nestle chocolate chips optional see bottom note.
Betty Crocker Decorating Decors Monster Mix.
This recipe is awesome, you can't taste the beans. The neat thing about this recipe is; you don't need to borrow eggs or oil from the neighbor if your out, as long as you have black beans and a brownie mix. Years ago I used to make a tofu desert and it was really good. The beans in this recipe pick up the flavor of the chocolate like tofu in many recipes. I used the Creme De Menthe on one of the pops and it was really good.
Step 2: Utensils and Supplies
Parchment paper optional used to line the pan
Tall Container for frosting
Step 3: Cake Pop Stand Materials
Plastic handles like you get from juice bottles bought at Sam's when you buy 3,or when you buy 2 Spaghetti Sauce.
3-4 Sheets tissue paper.
Silk flower leaves 2-3 for each cake pop.
1 Cookie stick.
Tin cans for each cake pop. (I used Vienna sausage cans.)
2 Small cupcake liners for each cake pop.
Cardboard to protect surface.
Glue G and glue.
Step 4: Method
Mix on high speed until creamy with no lumps.
Add the Brownie mix.
Mix again on high until creamy.
Stop the processor.
Scrape down the sides with the spatula.
Mix again until well incorporated.
Step 5: Bake
Oil the sides and bottom of the pan using the oil.
Cut some parchment paper the size of the bottom of the pan.
Place the paper in the bottom.
Pour the batter into the cake pan.
Place the pan in the oven and set the timer according to the box directions.
Bake until done.
Step 6: Cool
Remove it from the pan and put it on a plate.
Set aside until cool.
Then break it up into a bowl.
It will be kind of chunky because it is more like a brownie than a cake.
The picture shows just a little bit of the cake because I was experimenting, you will have a lot more in the bowl than this.
Step 7: Shape Into Balls
Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a double broiler until just barely melted. You don't want it hot.
Pour the chocolate into the tall container.
Shape the batter into small balls. I made mine at least half the size of an ice cream scoop because these are very rich.
Dip the tip of the stick into the melted chocolate and place the stick into the center of the ball and kind of squeeze the batter so it sticks to the stick.
Lay the cake pop on the wax paper.
Freeze for 25 minutes.
Step 8: Frost
Have the melted chocolate ready also.
Remove the pops from the freezer.
Dip the cake pops into the chocolate.
Sprinkle the monster mix over the cake pop turning the stick as you sprinkle, or use the mints.
Lightly pat the ball (carefully not to smudge the chocolate) to make sure the mix sticks to the chocolate.
Place them in the freezer if you have room for them to be upright, if not I put them in the fridge for an hour or longer if desired.
It is best to eat these 8 hours after they are made to allow the beans to pick up the flavor or the chocolate. They were good but much better after the 8 hours.
Step 9: Cake Pop Stand
Place 2 together and place the stick in the center of the paper and twist to form a flower.
Set each one aside until you have enough to cover the plastic handle.
Glue the flowers to the handle to cover the handle so the yellow does not show.
Place the Styrofoam into the tin cans.
Cover with the tissue paper by scrunching the paper into the top of the can.
Poke a hole in the center using a cookie stick.
Place the tin cans through the plastic handle.
Poke a hole in the center of the cupcake liners and slip them over the cookie stick up to the cake pop.
Glue the silk leaves under the liner for the leaf of the flower.
Place the cake pops in the center of the can as shown.
Step 10: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
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