Spoil Your Special Someone This Valentine’s Day with These Delicious Cake Pops

They're so much better than a dozen roses!

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February 05, 2022

Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year (groan!), which means you’ll probably be even more pressed for time to adequately spoil your special someone or someones. Between juggling school, work and everything else in between, making a romantic dinner and dessert from scratch might be out of the question. Have no fear — we’ve got dessert covered with a sweet treat that’s both easy to make and buy: cake pops! The bite-sized morsels are perfect for kids and adults alike, and putting them together is pretty straightforward, if you choose to bake them yourself. Another added plus? You can eat as many of them as you’d like without feeling guilty or overly stuffed! Who can say that about a piece of cake?!

Bake Them!

Like we already mentioned above, making cake pops at home is simple, easy, and a lot of fun! In fact, the entire process — from the baking and decorating, to the chilling and cooling — can even be broken up over a few days time, in case you want to get an extra-early head start. The hardest part will be deciding what cake and frosting flavors you want to fill yours with. Not sure where to begin? Give this delectable recipe from Food Network Kitchen a try!

Cake Pops

Cake Pops

Photo by: Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher

If you’re looking for a fun activity kids can enjoy before or after school this Valentine’s Monday, ask them to roll up their sleeves and help you make a batch of these delicious cake pops. The recipe itself is as simple as can be — you only need four ingredients to make it, including store-bought frosting and a boxed cake mix. Though our recipe calls for yellow cake mix and vanilla frosting, the real magic behind these popable treats is that you can customize them to be whatever flavor combination you’d like! To really play up the Valentine’s Day theme, we recommend using a red velvet or strawberry cake mix and a luscious cream cheese or milk chocolate frosting. For even more added pizzazz, decorate the outside of your cake pops with bright red or pink melted chocolate and an ample coating of festive heart-shaped sprinkles, jimmies or sanding sugars like the ones below.

Buy Them!

Cake pops don’t need to be homemade in order for them to make your sweetie’s heart go all a-flutter. In fact, we were able to find a yummy assortment of swoon-worthy pops that can be delivered right to your (or your S.O.’s) front door. Here are some of our favorite finds from Goldbelly, Simply Chocolate, Williams Sonoma and more.

$64 for 12

Whether you give them to your kids or your romantic partner, these decadent cake pops from former Chopped Champion Melanie Moss are sure to make you #1 in their eyes. The festive assortment comes with 12 pops in total and features two yummy fillings made from chocolate and sprinkle-studded funfetti cake. Want to add even more sweetness to your order? Go ahead and add a box of the brand's fan-favorite cake-filled truffles to your shopping cart. They look just like miniature gemstones!

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$59.95 for 12

Whether your relationship is brand new or a few years strong, it's always nice to shower your sweetheart with a little extra love and attention on Valentine's Day. These gorgeous treats from woman-owned bakery NY Cake Pops are a lovely place to start! Unlike other cake pops, which often have a chewier interior, these little rounds are a bit more truffle-like, and feature ultra-smooth fillings made from freshly baked chocolate, vanilla and red velvet cake. You'll also find hints of real buttercream swirled inside! Want to mix and match? Williams Sonoma is also offering two other cake pop assortments this year, including this sinfully delicious chocolate one and this romantic tri-colored one.

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$54.99 for 12

If your bae still gives you all the feels, this hilarious cake pop set is the perfect way to let them know! Not only are they filled with the most luscious dark chocolate cake, each of these emoji-themed snacks are totally unique thanks to their whimsical piped-on expressions. If we had to rate them, we'd give the entire collection a string of heart-eyes.

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In the words of beloved fictional character Cher Horowitz, we're totally buggin' over this too-cute to eat ladybug-themed gift set. Your little (or big) lovebug will be just as obsessed — it comes with six delectable dark and white chocolate-covered cake pops, plus four Belgian-chocolate covered apples for a somewhat healthier alternative to other Valentine's Day food gifts.

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$54.99 for 12

Decadence is at the heart of this brightly-colored and ultra-festive cake pop gift set from 1800-Baskets. Each one of the 12 pops included inside features a heavenly chocolate cake filling and a sweet outer shell made from handmade icing. Take it from us — they're sooo fudgy that whoever receives them might just think they're munching on a tiny brownie!

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