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Most people devise goals and resolutions as the New Year comes along. Last year my goal was to finish migrating my old blog No One Likes Crumbley Cookies to this site Gluten Free Crumbley. This year I wanted to work on developing decoration and photography skills.

I was trying to come up with a recipe to shoot and share that would involve decoration and some creativity with how to shoot. In the process I may have gotten a little distracted wandering Youtube. Thankfully I came across a Hunger Games interview clip and got inspired to make gluten free cake pops (Jump to 9:50 in the clip below to see what I’m referencing).

There’s a small problem though, how does one make gluten free cake pops? I wanted to come up with an easy filling recipe so that more time could be spent on decorating. Therefore I decided to use Betty Crocker’s gluten free cake mix and frosting, along with Wilton’s gluten free candy melts. With a few additional tools, this recipe is super easy and fun to make with kids.

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You’ll need a few extra items to help make these cake pops. You’ll need pop sticks to insert into the cake balls to turn them into cake pops.

I also recommend buying a large square of Styrofoam. You can use that to stick the pops into while they dry so you maintain a smooth outer coating. It also helps make decorating the outsides of them a lot easier since you don’t have to hold it.

cake pop

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I let me know what flavors I should try next!


1box Betty Crocker's Gluten Free Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 sticksalted butter, room temperature
1 cupwater
1 tubBetty Crocker's dark chocolate frosting
2 bagsWilton's candy melts


  1. Mix the cake mix, butter, eggs, and water together until well combined. Bake in a greased 9″ round pan for 35 minutes at 350F. Once done, let the cake cool to room temperature.

  2. Put the cake into a food processor and pulse the cake into fine crumbs. Combine the cake with the frosting, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Roll the cake into 1 inch round balls. Melt the candy melts per the instructions on the bag. Dip the pop sticks into the candy then insert half way through the cake balls. Dip the cake pops into the candy, and tap off the excess candy. Insert the pops into the Styrofoam to dry. Decorate as desired.

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