If I have to decide which modern cake hype to create, I would definitely opt for Cakepops. They are easy as pie, they are relatively quick to prepare, and there is no limit to creativity.  Hence I’ve got these little fellas for you – cute chocolatey peppermint Cakepops. Admittedly, if you take a glimpse at my former Cakepop creations, these cake balls are looking almost boring. But, if you love the After Eight chocolates, you might get addicted to those Cakepops.

three chocolatey peppermint cakepops

Chocolates with peppermint cream and a few mint leaves.

But the best part of those chocolatey peppermint Cakepops is still missing. They turn out to be a good alternative for making use of leftovers:

Just imagine, you organized a big party and spoiled your guests with a sumptuous cake buffet. The next morning being totally unaware you step into the kitchen and encounter a mess almost half of your favorite marble cake. Cake for breakfast? Yay! Well, you could cut the drier parts and help yourself to a nice moist piece of cake. OR you shred the cake into the smallest possible crumbs, mix them with cream cheese and After Eight chocolates and get an entirely new and moist treat. 

Three chocolatey peppermint cakepops

Chocolatey peppermint cakepops shot from the side

Although this may not sound very complicated, I will nonetheless provide you with this easy peasy recipe:

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Chocolatey peppermint cakepops
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the powdered sugar with the butter until they arewwell combined. Only then you can add the cream cheese otherwise your cream will be way too fluid
  2. Crumb the cake (either with a food processor or by hand) and put aside.
  3. Now take half of the After Eight Chocolates, chop them into small pieces and mix them with the cream cheese mixture. Melt the other half of the After Eight Chocolates and put them together with the crake crumbs into the cream cheese and mix it well.
  4. If the dough is shapeable, you can form small cake balls (or even every other shape). Put the into the freezer for 15 minutes or over the night into the fridge)
  5. Melt the white chocolate in a pot over boiling water (But be careful! It shouldn't get to hot otherwise the chocolate will be useless) If you decide to colour your chocolate first add the colouring and later add the coconut oil. Or else you might end up with those darker coloured dots
  6. Take some Cakepop sticks and dip them into the molten chocolate and then stick them into the cold Cakepops.
  7. Wait a bit for the chocolate to set and strt coating your cake balls completely. You can either dip it into the chocolate or pour the chocolate over it. If the Cakepops are too cold you need to hurry up while coating to avoid an ugly looking glaze.
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So if you happen to have cake leftovers (of course only dry cakes will be suitable) think about making these little titbits.

Close-up of chocolatey peppermint Cakepops

With this in mind,

Have fun recycling your cake

Three chocolatey peppermint cakepops