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Mickey Reindeer Cake Pop

makes 15 cake balls
Author Melissa Au



  • 1 box of betty crocker chocolate cake mix
  • 1 C water
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 packages of ghiradelli milk chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 container of chocolate frosting
  • 1 package of wilton rudolph reindeer treats
  • 15 red M&M's
  • 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
  • 1 cupcake pan fitted with cupcake liners



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Following the back of the cake box directions, prepare cupcakes as directed.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way and bake for 21 minutes.
  • Once baked, place onto a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cupcakes for cupcake pan and continue to cool until complete cool.
  • Using a large bowl, remove cupcake liners and place cupcakes into the bowl, about 5 cupcakes at a time.
  • Using your hands, crumb up the cupcakes into fine crumbs.
  • Mix in 1 1/2 spoonful of frosting until combined.
  • Your cupcake mixture should resemble cookie dough texture.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop mixture into your hands and roll into a ball.
  • Using 1 package of ghiradelli chocolate, pair up 2 wafers with each cake ball for the ears.
  • Place a wafer into each corner of the cake balls where ears would go.
  • Repeat steps with remaining cupcakes and chocolate wafers.
  • Place onto cookie sheet fitted with the parchment paper.
  • Once done, place into the freezer for overnight.
  • Using a double boiler, melt the second bag of milk chocolate wafers.
  • Once chocolate is melted, take cake balls out of freezer.
  • Carefully peel off a cake ball off the parchment paper.
  • Carefully dip the whole cake ball into the chocolate.
  • Very lightly shake off excess chocolate and then place back onto the cookie sheet.
  • Place two antlers into the top part of the head on the corner of the ears.
  • Carefully place a red M&M into the center of the cake ball for the nose.
  • Let dry for for 30 minutes before enjoying!