Patriotic Star Cake Pops
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Serves: 3 dozen 1½ inch stars
 
These Patriotic Star Cake Pops are simple and plain on the outside, but once you bite into one, a red, white, and blue cake filling is revealed. They're made with red, white, and blue colored vanilla cake and enrobed in bright white candy coating. These easy to make Patriotic Star Cake Pops add a festive touch to your 4th of July celebration.
Ingredients
For the Vanilla Cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups plus ⅛ cup cake flour
  • 1¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup milk at room temperature
  • Gel food color in red and blue
For the Cake Pops
  • Bright white candy coating
  • Red candy coating
  • Blue candy coating
  • about 1 tsp of vegetable oil
Instructions
For the Cupcakes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line a standard muffin tin with paper liners
  3. In a medium bowl, sift the cake flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, add the oil. Slowly whisk in the sugar. Whisk until combined.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Whisk in the vanilla.
  7. Add the flour mixture and milk alternating between the two in three separate additions, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  8. Divide the batter equally between three bowls.
  9. Tint one bowl with the red food color, one with blue, and leave the last bowl plain.
  10. Fill each cupcake tin ⅔ full. You should have 4 red cupcakes, 4 blue, and 4 plain.
  11. Bake for about 20 to 24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  12. Remove the cupcakes from the tin and allow them to cool completely.
  13. To Assemble the Cake Pops:
  14. See the post for these instructions.
Recipe by The Crafting Foodie at http://thecraftingfoodie.com/patriotic-star-cakepops/