Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

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These Pink Champagne Cake Pops are going to be your new go-to celebration treat!  Make them to ring in the New Year or for your next birthday party.  They are as delicious as they are pretty!

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

This is one of the most fun photo shoots I’ve ever put together and I’m excited to finally post all about these gorgeous cake pops!

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

The recipe was put together for this year’s holiday issue of Celebrity Cooking Magazine.  I was so honored to be featured in the magazine amongst great chefs like Giada De Laurentiis and Fabio Viviani.  If you skip to page 72 of the magazine, you will find a Keep It Sweet Desserts feature along with a couple of my holiday dessert recipes.  Since they didn’t include the recipe for these Pink Champagne Cake Pops (just a photo), I figured I just had to share them here!

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

Cake pops are a fun treat and can take a little bit of time to put together, but when you use a good recipe, they will taste just as delicious as they look (you can’t say that for all store-bought cake pops and mixes).  Also, since they are dipped in chocolate, the cake balls retain their moisture for a little longer than cupcakes or regular cake so they can be prepared up to one week in advance.

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

New Years Eve parties, bridal showers and 21st birthdays are just some of the occasions to celebrate with these cake pops.

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

And imagine your guests delight when they bite into the sweet champagne flavored cake pop and find a pretty pink center!

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!

Sorry for the photo overload, I just couldn’t resist!

Pink Champagne Cake Pops

Makes 60 cake pops

Cake & buttercream slightly adapted from Booze Cakes

Cake pops inspired by Bakerella

Cake Pops


1 Pink Champagne Cake
1 batch Pink Champagne Buttercream
60 6-inch lollipop sticks
32 ounces white chocolate or white chocolate melts, roughly chopped
½ – 1 cup diamond sugar (optional but recommended)


Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside
Break cake into pieces and place in a large bowl; crumble cake into small crumbs with fingers
Add buttercream to cake and mix with a spoon until all cake crumbs are coated
Use a small cookie dough scoop or large spoon to scoop balls of dough onto wax paper
Use your hands to roll the cake scoops into balls
Cover with another sheet of wax paper and place in freezer for at least two hours
Prepare another baking sheet with wax paper for finished pops, alternatively, have a large piece of styrofoam available for drying cake pops
Once cake balls are frozen, you can make the cake pops
Put white chocolate in a heat-safe bowl and place in over a pot of simmering water; stir chocolate constantly until melted (you can also melt the white chocolate in the microwave)
Remove balls from freezer; dip the top of each lollipop stick about 1/4 of an inch into the white chocolate and immediately press into cake ball two thirds of the way through
Once complete, dip each cake pop, one at a time, into white chocolate; lightly tap off excess chocolate and place cake pop on wax paper or stick into styrofoam; decorate with diamond sugar immediately before chocolate hardens
Repeat until all cake pops are dipped and decorated
Allow to cool and for chocolate to harden before serving

Pink Champagne Cake


13 7/8 ounces (3 cups) all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
8 ounces (1 cup / 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
15 ounces (2 cups) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 x-large egg whites at room temperature
4 drops red food coloring
2 cups champagne (make sure to choose champagne that you like the taste of)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour 9×13-inch cake pan or baking dish; set aside
In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt); set aside
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Reduce speed to medium and add egg whites, one at a time; add vanilla
Mix in food coloring
Stop mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula
With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and champagne in three alternating additions, starting and ending with dry ingredients
Pour into prepared cake pan or baking dish and bake 25-35 minutes or until knife comes out clean from center

Pink Champagne Buttercream


2 ounces (1/4 cup / ½ stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons champagne
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 drop red food coloring


Beat butter for several minutes until light and fluffy
Add sugar, champagne, vanilla and food coloring and beat for several minutes until light and creamy


Cake can be made one day before making cake pops; just make sure it is covered tightly with seran wrap overnight
Cake pops can be made up to one week in advance of serving


Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!
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15 Responses to “Pink Champagne Cake Pops–A New Years Eve Treat!”

  1. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) December 2, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    These are absolutely stunning! I’m not a huge fan of cake pops (or cake in general) but I would absolutely try these in a heart beat. They just look out of this world!

  2. RawInTheMiddle December 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    These look delightful! And I approve of anything that (can) involve(s) drinking while cooking. ;-)

  3. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough December 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    These sound SO good and look beautiful! I can’t even imagine how yummy they taste. Congrats on the feature!

  4. Adri December 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    Oh, these sound wonderful and they look gorgeous!

  5. DessertForTwo December 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Oh you know how much I love my champagne! These are too cute! I’d love to make them for New Year’s :)

    Congrats on the huge feature! So exciting!!! xo

  6. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

    Those are so pretty Lauren!

  7. Tracey December 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    Would you believe I’ve never made cake pops? I need to remedy that this holiday season – these are such a fun (and pretty!) option!

  8. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic December 3, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    Congratulations on the magazine feature! These cake pops are adorable. I totally want them for NYE!

    • Keep It Sweet January 4, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

      Thank you so much, Bianca!

  9. Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks December 3, 2013 at 2:29 am #

    Congrats on the magazine feature!! So exciting and well deserved! These cake pops are absolutely gorgeous, I feel these are a must for NYE!

  10. Joanne December 3, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Those pink insides are making me a little too happy! So cute! I made a pink champagne for new years last year, but i might have to change it up with these cake balls!


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