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Pumpkin Pops

Cake pops are so cute and so easy to make gluten and dairy free, just as easy as making normal cake pops. You do need cake pop moulds to make them, or you could use an alternative method; cook the cake as you would a normal one, once cooked break up and mix with butter cream and mould into balls!

Added 20th October 2017
Recipe by Alison Wheatley

This recipe is...

  • Dairy Free Dairy Free
  • Low Calorie Low Calorie
  • Low Fat Low Fat
  • Low Sugar Low Sugar
  • Vegetarian Vegetarian

Ingredients

125g pumpkin
50g sunflower spread
80g caster sugar
140g self raising flour
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp nutmeg
1/2tsp cloves
1/2tsp ginger
1/2tsp baking powder
2tsp golden syrup
1 egg
300g dairy free white chocolate
1/2tsp orange food colouring
Decorations
  • Preparation Time: 25 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 40 Mins
  • This recipe makes 24 cake pops

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. Peel and chop the pumpkin into chunks, place in a pan of water and boil until soft, around 20 minutes.

2. Once soft, cool slightly then place in a blender with a little of the water and blend until smooth. Set aside.

3. Cream together the butter and caster sugar in a bowl.

4. In another bowl mix the flour, spices and baking powder together.

5. Beat the egg into the creamed mix then add golden syrup and pureed pumpkin. Fold in the flour mix until everything is well combined.

6. Fill one half of cake pop mould with the mix, a heaped teaspoon usually fills it, place the top on the cake pop mold, place in the oven and bake on gas mark 4 for 18-20 mins.

7. Remove from oven, and gently remove the balls from the mold, set aside and allow to go cold.

8. Once the cakes are cold, melt chocolate in the microwave, only 20-30 seconds is needed to melt it. Add food colouring and stir in to get a nice pumpkin orange.

7. Place the cake pops on cocktail sticks and dip in the chocolate, roll round to coat. You can stand them upside down on a plate to dry but of course this will give them a flat top, alternatively place them in something made of mesh, a chip net or something similar and place in the fridge to dry. Add any Halloween decorations you like, we used little plastic flies (just remember to remove them before eating if they aren't edible!)

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