To be honest, I was going to bake a chocolate Swiss roll, I even baked the cake but the moment I started to roll it, oops! It was a big disaster, the whole cake started falling apart and it was a big mess. I was wondering what to do with the cracked cake, then cake pops just popped in my mind. So, here comes dark chocolate cake pops to your rescue when your cake goes wrong. Bake hack. ;)
1 3/4 cup -all purpose flour
3/4 cup - cocoa powder
1 tbsp- baking powder
1 tsp - salt
1 tsp- baking soda
1 1/3 cup - powdered sugar
1 tbsp - vinegar/lime juice
1/2 cup - milk
2 tsp- vanilla extract
2 tsp - coffee powder
1 cup- dark chocolate compound
5 tbsp- whipped cream
Preheat oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
Sift all dry ingredients together ((flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt). Set aside.
In a large bowl, add sugar and oil. Give it a good whisk until smooth. Add the yogurt, and continue whisking.
Add the vinegar and milk and whisk until well incorporated. Then add in the hot coffee and whisk until well incorporated.
Add the sifted dry ingredients in the batter, add in 2 batches. Mix until the flour disappear and the batter is smooth and creamy. Do not over mix.
Pour the batter into two 8 inch pans evenly. Tap the pans a few times on the table to release air bubbles.
Bake at 180°C for 35 minutes.
Let the cake cool completely to room temperature, start crushing the cake by your hands and put it in a blender.
Blend the cake pieces well- it should be like a cake mixture.
In a large bowl, add whipped cream to the cake mixture and mix it well with your hands.
Start molding the mixture into small cake balls with your hands.
Make dark chocolate ganache with dark chocolate compound chocolate
Poke toothpicks into each ball by dipping it into the compound chocolate ganache.
Dip each cake pop into dark chocolate ganache and put a few sprinkles over it.
Refrigerate the cake balls for 1 hour.
Dark chocolate cake pops are ready! These are ideal for party snacks-dessert or just when your baking goes wrong.