How to prepare Cake Pops with Chocolate and Licorice

Here is a colorful and fun recipe that children can prepare together with their fathers or grandparents, giving shape to beautiful chocolate sweets in the shape of lollipops and with the colors of the rainbow.
This year for Mother’s Day, let’s prepare Cake Pops with Chocolate and Licorice together, desserts that are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. An original and heartfelt gift for mom!
Born in America from the idea of ​​recycling leftover pastry, Cake Pops or Pop Cakes are nothing more than balls of cake covered with melted chocolate, decorated with colored grains, coconut or sugar, strung on wooden sticks.
The ideal sweets for birthdays, communions, but also weddings and special occasions. Also perfect as gifts to distribute to guests at your children’s parties.


  • 400 gr of sponge cake
  • 50 grams of powdered sugar
  • 100 gr of bitter cocoa
  • 50 gr of Amarelli Licorice Powder
  • (a few drops of rum) essence of orange
  • water q.s.
  • 2 dark chocolate bars
  • 2 bars of white chocolate
  • sprinkles of sugar colored to taste
  • coconut flour
  • chopped hazelnuts
  • wooden barbecue sticks or paper sticks (not very fine)


  1. Crumble the sponge cake using the food processor. This operation takes very little time.
  2. Pour the Amarelli Liquorice Powder, cocoa and sugar into a bowl.
  3. Mix well first with a fork then with your hands, also adding the orange essence, a few drops of rum and water to taste.
  4. Shape into small balls of the same size.
  5. Put them in a baking tray lined with parchment paper and let them rest in the refrigerator for about 1 or 2 hours.
  6. Melt the dark chocolate in a bain-marie and the white chocolate in a different saucepan.
  7. Once melted, let it cool slowly until it reaches the right temperature and consistency to be able to dip our pop cakes.
  8. Now insert the sticks into the balls.
  9. Dip them one by one in the warm chocolate gently by rotating them in the chocolate.
  10. After this operation you can embellish them with sprinkles of sugar, coconut rapé or the sugars you have in the pantry.
  11. Put the sticks on a support (for example an orange or an apple) or wrap them with cardboard so that they do not touch anywhere.
  12. The Cake Pops are ready to be given as a gift … and eaten!




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