Cakesicles: delicious cakey creations

Cakesicles: wow your friends with these cakey creations

What do you get when you fill a chocolate shell with a delicious mixture of cake and buttercream, and serve it up on a wooden lolly stick? A totally on-trend cakesicle, of course! They’re perfect as party treats, gifts for giving or delicious desserts… and make for a sweet surprise if they were expecting to find ice cream inside.

Step 1 – dark, milk, white – or rainbow coloured?

For maximum ‘I wasn’t expecting that!’ impact, make the shells from either dark, milk or white chocolate (just like a ‘proper’ ice cream). Break 200g of good quality chocolate into pieces, and melt it in a heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Or you can melt it in a microwave – just pop it in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 1 minute, then check. Continue heating, checking every 30 seconds and stirring until it’s melted. 

If you fancy making more colourful cakesicles, you can always use chocolate colourings to make them in any shade of the rainbow (and more)! Alternatively, you could always use Candy Melts or Candy Buttons.  Whatever you use, allow the melted mixture to cool slightly – the trick is to let it thicken a little so that it coats the mould well.

Step 2 – make up your moulds

Slot a wooden lolly stick through the bottom of each hole in our Silicone Cakesicle Mould. Using a pastry brush, coat the base and sides with a layer of melted chocolate.  Don’t make the layer too thick – the chocolate will just run, leaving you with a heavy base and thin, fragile sides. Pop in the fridge to set for about 20 minutes. Once this first layer has set, brush on a second layer and refrigerate again.

Step 3 – fill them up!

Crumble up a 1-egg mix cake, or 6 cupcakes, into a bowl, and combine with 2 tablespoons of buttercream or frosting. Once this has been thoroughly mixed together, push this mixture into the chocolate shells, until level with the top. Brush on another layer of chocolate over the top, making sure to seal the sides, and return to the fridge to set.

Step 4 – Finish them off

Pop your cakesicles out of the mould, releasing the top first and then gently pushing the stick through the mould. Then it’s time for the fun bit! Pipe icing or more melted chocolate over the top, or stick on rainbow-bright sprinkles, popping candy or freeze-dried strawberry pieces… anything you fancy, to make them as pretty as you like!

We’d love to see pictures of your finished cakesicles – share them with us on Instagram @lakelanduk

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