Cake pops with a difference, these cake pops skip the traditional frosting and instead, use healthier and digestive-boosting Yakult to hold them together. They’re the cutest cakes on a stick you’ll see this year!
It’s super cute cake pops with a healthy twist!
Traditionally, cake pops are super sweet and bound together with thick frosting before being dipped in chocolate. This recipe, however, takes on a healthier twist by skipping the sugar-laden frosting for digestive-boosting Yakult. Yes, that’s right, Yakult!
Cake pop making tips:
- Resist the urge to roll big cake balls. If they’re too big, they’ll be too heavy for your cake pop stick and slowly fall off.
- If you don’t have sticks, cake pop balls are super cute sitting in cupcake liners.
- Try and keep everything as cold as possible – the freezer is a wonderful spot to keep cake pops before dipping them.
- Different types of cake require different moisture levels. Add the Yakult slowly, you need just enough for the cake crumbs to start clumping together. Too much moisture and you’ll have a soggy mess!
Yakult for all!
If you’re not familiar, Yakult is a tasty Probiotic fermented milk drink containing a very high concentration of the unique bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain (LcS). In a nutshell, this strain is scientifically proven to survive the journey through the gastric juices to reach the small intestine alive, and each of the 65ml bottles contains 6.5 billion of these highly acid-resistant bacteria. Amazing, right? Best of all, you’ll find Yakult readily available at the supermarket.
Suitable for the whole family, young and old, incorporating Yakult into your daily diet is a wise move! Not only will it help you to support your digestive system, but it’ll also help to restore the good flora in your gut, especially after antibiotics. Winning!
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Yakult no-bake cake pop truffles recipe
- 5-6 cups firmly packed cold cake crumbs (store-bought cake)
- 2 Yakult bottles
- 375g white chocolate melts
- Sprinkles & cake pop sticks
1. Remove any icing off of the cake/s before crumbling them into a mixing bowl.
2. Add the Yakult bottles into the bowl of cake crumbs, a little at a time until the mixture just starts to stick together when you press it. If it holds in a ball, then you’re good to go!
3. Using a spoon or small cookie scoop, scoop tablespoons of the mixture and roll into balls. Place on a lined tray.
4. Place the cake balls in the freezer for one hour. You can neaten up your cake balls by rolling them again lightly after they’ve been in the freezer for a more rounded shape.
5. Melt ¼ of a cup of the chocolate melts in the microwave and use this to ‘glue’ the sticks into the balls. Just dip the end in the chocolate and push them into the ball! Place in the fridge or freezer to set.
6. Melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave and dip each cold cake ball quickly into the melted chocolate, up to where it sits on the stick. Wait a few seconds and then add sprinkles to the chocolate-covered ball so they stick on!
7. Return to the fridge to set before plating up and eating!
What do you think? Will you be trying these Yakult infused cake pops at home? They’re so much fun!
Don’t forget, you can find both Yakult Original and Yakult LIGHT in the refrigerated section of the supermarket, pop a pack in your trolley today!
If you’re feeling inspired about incorporating more Yakult into your daily diet, check out the Yakult website for even MORE delicious recipes. You’ll be amazed by how you can use it! Hit the button below to see for yourself.