Twice Baked Cake Cookies

Miss Niss accidentally created a new dessert.  And she’s taking a pause from recapping her honeymoon to share it with you.

A few weeks ago, I had this great idea to make football shaped cake pops for Football Sunday.


Everything was going smoothly in the beginning.  I decided I could use boxed cake mix and would make my own vanilla buttercream frosting.  I baked the chocolate cake, let it cool, and crumbled it up in a bowl.

IMG_2845I mixed in my frosting.



And formed the cake-frosting dough into the best football shaped pops I could.



I let them sit in the fridge for a while and to be sure they were ready to get covered in chocolate, I placed them in the freezer for a bit too.  When I heated up my chocolate melts, things started to take a turn for the worst.


The sticks inserted into the cake pops perfectly and I thought I was okay.  The first time I attempted cake pops, my cake balls were too heavy and fell off their sticks.  Remember my turkey cake balls?  They were the fattest turkey dessert I’ve ever seen.

I thought my footballs were small enough, but I was wrong.  They fell off the sticks into the melted chocolate.  And, the chocolate got clumpy.  Something went wrong in the melting process and my cake pops did not get a smooth finish.

I handled the kitchen failure like any adult.  I tasted my mixture to confirm was it was delicious.  I only had a mini panic attack while my Mr. tried to remedy my clumpy chocolate.  And when he couldn’t fix it either, I moved on to plan B.

I decided I might as well experiment and turn my failure into cookies.  I reshaped the remaining footballs into flatter footballs and baked them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.



It worked! My twice baked cookies tasted delicious, like vanilla, chocolate fudgey, brownie cake bites.  I used a candy decorating pen to draw the football stitch lines.



My footballs tasted a lot like cake pops, but less mushy.  I would definitely make this accident happen again in my kitchen.  If you like fudgey, brownie-like cookies, turn your cake pop dough into cookies too!

Have you had any kitchen failures lately? I’d love to hear about it. And I want to hear your cake pop tips!

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