Celebrate Basketball with Coke Cake Pops

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The best part of any game day celebration is getting to spend time with friends and family, rooting on our favorite teams. Next in line, though, is sharing some good food and drinks.

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When it comes to drinks, I like to keep a variety on hand. That’s why I was excited to see the in-store display and promo of Coca-Cola NCAA® Final Four Pack available at Walmart, with 4 of these packs for only $5!

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These four packs of Coke come in 3 flavors: Vanilla Coke, Cherry Coke and Coke Zero. And I happen to have a few fun ideas incorporating these cans, too!

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As my guests arrive and they get their choice of flavor, they’re going to find it’s more than just a beverage. It’s also a Bottom of the Can Guess Who (or What) Game! Simply taped to the bottom of each can is a word or person. Except they’re not going to know what it says. Only the person across from them can see as they lift their can with each drink. They have to give hints until the person drinking gets it. It’s a perfect way to get the party going and a great means for conversation while commercials are on.

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Before the guests arrive, though, I'm using a can of Cherry Coke and a can of Vanilla Coke and making Coke Cake Pops!

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Take a box vanilla cake and measure half in one bowl, half in another. Pour 4 oz of Cherry Coke in one, 4 oz of Vanilla Coke in the other. Nothing else! You’ll be amazed. Stir well, until the foam settles and it becomes fluffier, and bake each in an 8×8 dish for about 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. Let your cakes cool, then place each in separate large bowls. Crumble it all up and incorporate half a jar of vanilla frosting in each. Set in refrigerator for at least an hour. Scoop into balls.

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Then, I just decorated them with orange candy melts. Insert a cake pop stick about an inch into the melts then insert into the cake ball. Let that set. That’s so the cake doesn’t fall apart on you. You can then either dip, or I took a spoon and drizzled the orange candy melt over my cake pops.

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When finished and the candy shell set, take 4 empty and cleaned out Coke cans and glue them together. I also tied them together for extra security. Where the tab opens, insert a few cake pops in each. Your table centerpiece! Who knew there were so many fun uses for one can of Coke, let alone 4!

Coke Cake Pops

Coke Cake Pops

Yield: 24 cake pops
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Coke Cake Pops made with Vanilla Coke and Cherry Coke.

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 jar vanilla frosting
  • 4 oz Vanilla Coke
  • 4 oz Cherry Coke
  • orange candy melts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Prepare 2 8x8 baking dishes with cooking spray.
  2. Measure half your box cake in one large bowl, the other half in another. Add 4 oz of Cherry Coke in one, 4 oz of Vanilla Coke in the other. Mix well until the foam settles and it comes together.
  3. Pour into separate baking dishes and bake for 15-20 min or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. Once cool, crumble into separate large bowls. Add half your jar of frosting to one, the other half to the other. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. With a melon baller, scoop out medium size balls and roll into a ball. Put back in the refrigerator while you prepare your melts.
  6. Melt orange candy melts. Insert a cake pop stick and either dip or drizzle with candy melts, making sure to remove as much excess as possible. Let sit to harden.

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11 Comments

  1. Cake pops are one of my favorite desserts. Yours came out awesome 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness! My guys love Coke and they love Cake so I know they are going to be crazy about these cake pops! I can’t wait to make some for them!

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