Happy Easter, Gluten Free, Casein Free, Vegan Cake Pops

I made these gorgeous cake pops for a special Easter treat for my boys! It was my first attempt at making them using an all gluten free, casein free, soy free, egg free, vegan free… (whew that was exhausting!) recipe. So here they are, the boys loved them and so did all of their friends. You want to know the best part? I had all the ingredients I needed on hand. The perfect complement to these little beauties… Tweedle Dee Designs adorable Easter tags.
Ingredients:
1 box Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake mix, prepared per instructions,* (I always add Nielsen-Massey Vanilla, it makes Everything better!) Bar none the best gluten free , casein free cake mix I have found.
 
1 box Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate icing mix, *prepared per instructions but instead of using butter replace with equal parts of Spectrum Organic Shortening, and instead of rice milk I use gluten free hazelnut milk, and add 1 tablespoon good vanilla.
 
Enjoy Life chocolate chips (they are casein free and vegan). Taste just like regular chocolate!
 
Pacific Hazelnut milk, rice or almond milk (as needed to smooth out melting chocolate)
 
1 container of Indian Tree Party Decoratifs in “Monet” you can use other small round sprinkles
 
1 package of 6 inch cookie and lollipop sticks
 
1 package of the small plastic treat bags
 
 thin ribbon
 
Tweedle Dee Easter tags, cut out using 2 inch scallop punch and hole punched
 

Instructions:

 

Make cakes per instructions on box (note substitutions noted on here*)
 
Let cake cool completely
 
Prepare frosting mix and chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes (note substitutions noted on here *)
 
Place wax paper on a cookie sheet. Crumble cake and mix with the prepared frosting mix. Scoop out and make a small ball, place on cookie sheet, repeat. Place all cake balls to chill in refrigerator for at least one hour.
 
Melt chocolate chips with a tspn of milk substitute 30 seconds at a time until smooth and creamy.
 
Dip lollipop stick end in chocolate and then attach to cake pop, repeat with all cake balls.
 
Place cake pops back into the refrigerator so stick will properly adhere to cake ball. Chill for at least one hour.
 
Re-melt chocolate mixture if necessary and roll cake pop into melted chocolate then immediately roll with sprinkles. Place on a stand so cake pops are standing up without touching anything and place in the refrigerator, repeat process. Let chill for at least another hour. Once completely chilled and hardened place each cake pop top in an individual treat bag with stick tie a piece of ribbon around stick and place a hole punched tag around each pop.
 
Hope you enjoy these delicious gluten free, casein free, vegan cake pops! May your Easter be Sweet!

12 thoughts on “Happy Easter, Gluten Free, Casein Free, Vegan Cake Pops

  1. April 24, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I was just looking into cake pop recipes for GL! Thanks-Sarah

  2. April 24, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Sarah! Hope this one works for you. I got pretty detailed because I am not sure how familiar everyone is with making cake pops. Also it varies a little bit from making a regular cake pop because I cannot use candy melts for the shell because they contain milk. If you need any more info please let me know. Love Dorangela

  3. April 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Can’t wait to try some of these….we have so many gluten intolerant people in our family!

  4. April 26, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  5. April 26, 2011 at 4:04 am

    @ Marisa, so happy that you found us! If you have any questions please feel free to post here or ask me. They were beautiful and delicious. Even the people without allergies couldn’t tell they were eating something different. Let me know if there are any other types of foods you are looking for. Love, D

  6. April 26, 2011 at 4:05 am

    @ Veronica, hi! Glad to have you here! Hope you follow us. Another great giveaway coming up next week! Love, D

  7. April 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    My dad can only eat Gluten free!

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  8. April 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Hi Kara, Glad to have you here! I will definitely check it out. When does the link up close? Might have to try for tomorrow :) Glad you enjoyed the blog. I will be posting more gluten free recipes very soon, so stay tuned! Love D

  9. April 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Hi, I just found your site!!! My kids have food allergies too!!! My son is especially bad…..always looking for great ideas!!! These are really cute!!!

  10. April 30, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hi @rawkinmom! So glad you found us! I will have more recipes soon and will be posting an entire gluten casein free bday party I just did very soon! Hope you stay around! We are having a giveaway so I hope you check it out and sign up. Love. D

  11. June 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Hi! Saw you over at I <3 naptime. My lil guys have the same food issues as yours...

    These lil cake pops would be a great addition to my youngest’s bday this summer.

    I have been at the GFCF thing for a year, so I love stumbling across other mamas in the same boat!

  12. June 7, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Nicolette, So glad you found me! So excited I’ll be on I heart naptime every month! Hopefully you signed up to become a follower of my blog or on my facebook Fan Page. I am going to start focusing more on gluten casein free recipes here on my blog. You may find some recipes to try for your boys too! I’m going to be posting a gluten casein free birthday cake for tomorrow’s post! Love D

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