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Puppy Cake Pops (Chocolate Cake Pops)

These puppy cake pops are not only super cute, they’re actually extremely delicious. With a peanut butter and chocolate flavor profile, both adults and kids will be snatching these up.

Puppy Cake Pops
Puppy Cake Pops – too cute

Cake Pops are always a hit

One of my little guys celebrated his 6th birthday this summer.  Of all possible cake-y requests, he asked for cake pops.  It took me a lengthy 2 seconds to decide what style the pops would be. 

My sweet boy’s favorite thing in the whole wide world is unmatched by any other – his stuffed puppy dog.  It’s famously known as the scraggly, falling-apart toy pup named “Timmy.”  Timmy, who has never left my son’s side since infancy.  Timmy, who’s endured ugly ear surgery twice (I’m no seamstress) and who sports bald spots where there used to be fur.  Timmy, who my son vehemently refuses to replace, no matter how beautiful a new stuffed dog might I offer.

Yes, puppy cake pops it would have to be.  These turned out looking so much like the real Timmy that when my son saw the cake pops, he shouted, “They’re Timmy!  You made little Timmies!”

I mean,  how cute is that??  Dog lovers around the world, unite!

Puppy Cake Pops recipe
Puppy Cake Pops actually taste amazing

Fun, Easy Birthday or Holiday Treats

Cake pops are everywhere.  Their popularity is partly due to the fact that they are easy, moist, attractive treats that satisfy those with sweet cravings and who want one little bite.  Or two or three.  Plus, they are a blank canvas for the ultra creative people of the world (I’m not in that category.)

It takes a couple stages to complete these, but each stage is simple.  If you’ve ever made cake pops, you already know these are done easily with various combos of boxed cake mixes & frosting, unless you want to make your own.

Chocolate Cake Pops
Combo of chocolate and peanut butter

The only trick was my edible ink pen, which didn’t write on the coating as easily as I wanted.  The pen I am listing on this recipe is supposedly a better one than what I actually used.  I’ll be using it next time instead.  Still, these turned out really well.

There are always new edible pens coming out, so keep your eyes open for new options to. make your designs stand out. It’s your excuse to buy new pens 🙂

Puppy cake pops
Almost too adorable to eat. Almost.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake Pops

What happiness it was for us to make these cake pops.  The kids loved watching the process and “helping” (aka eating.)  The peanut butter exterior goes perfectly with the chocolate cake interior,  similar to my favorite candy in the world – Reese’s peanut butter cups.  Does anyone else find it hard to stop popping the candy morsels or chocolate chips in your mouth when baking?  Anyone?  Please…someone.

This is a super fun baking activity to do with your older kids, if they’re interested in baking or simply being creative. Younger kids can “help,” but know that they’ll most likely eat all the ears and noses up first.

the real timmy

Try these easy, fun 3-ingredient shortbread cookies, too:

Puppy cake pops

Puppy Cake Pops, Adorably Sweet

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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 40
Author: Amy Dong


  • 1 box cake mix, I used chocolate, baked as directed on box and cooled1 can frosting (I used chocolate)1 package chocolate candy melts1 package peanut butter candy meltslollipop sticksAmericolor Gourmet Writer black edible ink pensplastic spoonsmini chocolate chips (nose)lifesavers (collar)styrofoam block


For the ears (can make ahead a day or two ahead of time):

  • Fill inside of plastic spoons with melted candy coating of your choice, so that the candy is in the shape of elongated teardrops.  Place spoons on largest plate you can fit in your freezer.  Put plate of spoons in freezer about 5 minutes to set.  Just pop the ears right out of the spoon, and keep in fridge until ready to use.

For assembling cake pops:

  • After cake is cooled, get your clean hands dirty and crumble it up in a large bowl.  Mix well with 3/4 can of frosting.  This is nice and messy!  Roll mixture into balls a little smaller than golf sized.  Place on wax paper.
  • Melt candy melts in separate bowls in microwave, stirring well.  Dip tip of lollipop stick into melted candy and insert halfway into cake balls.  Place in freezer to firm up, about 10 minutes.    Once firm, hold each cake ball by the stick and rotate cake balls into melted candy until completely covered.  Stick into styrofoam block, so cake pops are sitting right side up.
  • Before candy coating completely dries, "glue" on the ears and nose.  If coating is already dry, just put a dab of melted candy coating on so you can do your gluing.  Use same method to "glue" on collars, if desired.  Once coating is fully dry, use edible pen to draw the eyes and nose.  Pops can be kept in fridge until serving, if your room temp is too warm.  Enjoy your sweet puppy cake pops!


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 2.9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1.2mg | Sodium: 30.2mg | Sugar: 8.9g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Method: baking

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    • Kayla

    Hi, what did you use for the nose and collar? I couldn’t find that info.

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Kayla! Updated with notes on nose/collar… hope this makes your special ones very happy!! 🙂

    • Little Bcakes (@LittleBcakes)

    They are fantastic and certainly going to give them a try, I imagine they take a bit of practice to perfect. I am more into making larger style cakes and there are some great design / inspirations here too; Puppy cakes

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, thanks Little BCakes!! Thanks for coming over today 🙂

    • alyssa fredricksin

    So awsome!

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Alyssa! 🙂

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    • pattyabr

    very cute

    • Carol Gedeon

    I want to make green frog cake pops for my grandsons birthday, any suggestions and would I use candy for the frosting?

      • chewoutloud

      Hi, Carol! Thanks for your question. I’ll send you to see Bakerella for a good answer 🙂 I think you’ll like it. Best wishes for your sweet grandson’s birthday, and hope your pops turn out wonderful.

    • sparklybecky

    When my son was 6 he had a container full of favorite stuffed doggies. He’s 14 now and has sadly moved on and thinks he’s all grown up, but I think I’ll attempt to make these Puppy Cake Pops as a reminder of his many special puppy friends.

      • chewoutloud

      Aw, that is so sweet, Becky. I know that day will come when my boys’ beloved stuffed animals are outgrown. I just want them to stay little awhile longer. Most of the time 😉

    • ilovejenscupcakery

    Love them, love them, love them….. 🙂

    • epicureantease

    These are just too adorable!!!

    • Jessie Way

    These are so cute! I’m in love! 😀

    • Joyce

    This blog post feels so personal to me! It makes me think of my 4 year old Timmy. Ironically, my Timmy will have a ear surgery next year as well after he turns 6. Thank you so much for posting this!

      • chewoutloud

      Oh, my best wishes to your Timmy. Thanks for writing 🙂

    • eatzybitzy

    Aww these puppies are so cute! love it!

    • cht7

    Super cute! Very creative!

      • chewoutloud

      Bakerella is so creative. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

    • millej22

    Oh my gosh these are awesomely adorable!

      • chewoutloud

      thanks for visiting, mille! 🙂

    • mydearbakes

    Gosh! May bring Timmy home,plss? So cute! =D

      • chewoutloud

      🙂 Thanks, mydearbakes!

    • roguedakotacooking

    These are just adorable!

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