Simon Rimmer's Cake Pops

Chef, restaurateur and TV host Simon Rimmer has given SSAFA a recipe for delicious bite-sized cake pops - perfect for parties.

Simon Rimmer's Cake Pops

Chef, restaurateur and TV host Simon Rimmer has given SSAFA a recipe for delicious bite-sized cake pops - perfect for parties.

Ingredients:

  • 100g/3½oz dark chocolate
  • 125g/4½oz fruit cake
  • 125g/4½oz Madeira cake
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts

To decorate:

  • 300g/10½oz white chocolate
  • few drops food colouring
  • multi-coloured sugar ball sprinkles


Method:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. (Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.)
  2. Crumble the fruit cake and Madeira cake into a bowl, then stir in the melted chocolate, desiccated coconut and hazelnuts until well combined.
  3. Roll golf ball sized pieces of the mixture into balls. Stick a lollipop stick into each ball and set aside in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, or until firm.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. (Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water.) Stir in the food colouring.
  5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Sprinkle the sugar sprinkles onto a plate.
  6. Remove the balls from the fridge, dip them into the chocolate, then coat in the sugar sprinkles and place onto the baking tray. Set aside in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, or until the chocolate has set.