by Jennifer of The Life of Jennifer Dawn for See Vanessa Craft
Are you looking for a festive treat for July 4th this year! Here’s a great option–cake push pops decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles! One of the best things about making this treat is that you can use any cake and frosting recipe. My youngest child has a severe milk allergy, so a lot of my recipes–like the one below–are dairy-free or vegan. You’ll see that I’ve listed substitutions if a dairy-free option isn’t necessary for you. Ready to bake? Let’s get started…
White Cake Recipe
Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, 1/2 cup almond or rice milk (Or regular milk), 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract, 2 egg whites
Directions: Grease (with vegetable shortening) and flour a round baking pan. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend the ingredients together until smooth. Pour the batter into your pan. Bake for about 30 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before removing the cake from its pan.
Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Ingredients: 2 1/2 tbsp. vegan butter stick (Or regular butter), 1/8 cup rice or almond milk (Or regular milk), 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract, 1/8 tsp. salt, 2 cups of powdered sugar
Directions: Beat the vegan butter in a mixer until creamy. Add rice or almond milk, salt, vanilla, and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Blend the ingredients together. Continue adding 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar at a time. Mix until smooth. (If the frosting is too runny or too thick, you can add a little more sugar or milk.)
Now that your cake and frosting are made, it’s time to assemble the cake push pops! Here’s how…
Cake Push-Up Pops Tutorial
sprinkles (Choose colors to fit your theme.)
push-up pop container (These can be found from a variety of shops and sources including Etsy.)
cake piping bag and tip (You can also use a plastic bag with a small hole cut in the corner.)
Directions: While the cake is still slightly warm, use the largest part of the push pop container to punch out circles of cake. You can even cut the cake circles in half if you’d prefer thinner layers. Allow the cake circles to completely cool on a plate. Make sure your push-up containers are washed, dried, and fully assembled with the bases as far down as they will go. Gently push one of the circular cake pieces into a push-up container. Transfer your frosting to a piping bag or plastic bag and pipe a layer of frosting on top of the first layer of cake. Add a few sprinkles. Place a second layer of cake into the container followed by frosting and sprinkles. Pop the lid on and serve.
Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy!
Jennifer is a wife, mommy, and former teacher who left the classroom to stay home with her three little ones. She’s an avid crafter who loves to dapple in all things creative. Through blogging she’s found a way to share her love of craftiness and spread a little happiness. She blogs at The Life of Jennifer Dawn.