These Cardamom Rose Cake Pops are eggless cake pops flavored with cardamom, sweet rose water and covered in white chocolate.
As Diwali inches closer I look forward to decorating our house, making holiday foods and watching my little ones eyes twinkle with excitement as we share this special time of year together. Growing up, during Diwali my Mom filled our mornings with bhajans (religious hymns), our days with delicious vegetarian fare and the weekends with Diwali parties full of fireworks!
These cake pops are a fun way to bring Indian inspired flavors to your table with a modern twist. They are eggless which makes them appropriate for those observing a vegetarian diet or fasting. You can make these in advance and keep them for a dessert or gifts (it’s best to consume them within 3 days). They’re a great way to fill mithai boxes or goody bags!
I used this eggless cake and frosting recipe (minus the pistachios in the cake) for the base of these cake pops. Oh and of course, these are toddler approved, as you can tell from the pictures!
And as promised, at the end of this post is a printable in partnership with Bharat Babies. The first printable is a cover for a special Diwali cookbook for your little ones and the second is the recipe insert with Harini. Each week there will be a new character printable to help your little ones learn how Diwali is celebrated by the four faiths: Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. Collect all four and make a special recipe book like I did for Little Mirchi!
This is how Harini, the Hindu character from Bharat Babies celebrates Diwali with her family:
Hindus celebrate the homecoming of Lord Rama, Sita Devi, and Lakshmana after being exiled for 14 years and the defeat of King Ravana of Lanka. They use diyas because the people of Ayodhya (home of Rama) lit the paths for the Princes and Princess to find their way home. They celebrate with a puja to Lakshmi Devi (Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity), delicious food, fire crackers, and diyas!
Do you have a special Diwali memory or story? Share it here and enter a chance to win Let’s Celebrate Diwali and a book of your choice from Bharat Babies!
#MyDiwaliStory is campaign to help promote authentic, pluralistic stories surrounding the festival of Diwali. This campaign brings together Indian mom bloggers from around the internet in conjunction with Children’s Book Publisher Bharat Babies to help celebrate all that is Diwali around the world.
- 9 inch cake
- 2 tablespoons frosting
- 20 cake pop sticks
- 2 tablespoons crushed pistachio
- 1 tablespoon crushed dried roses
- 1½ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- ½ teaspoon crushed cardamom
- Bake the cake according to instructions and cool down to room temperature.
- Trim the cakes edges and in a large bowl, crumble the cake with your hands. Add the rose water, crushed cardamom and two tablespoons of frosting to the crumbled cake and mix with a spoon or your hands.
- With a small cookie/melon scoop/dry tablespoon place cake in the palm of your hands and roll until a smooth ball.
- Melt about ¼ cup of chocolate chips in a small bowl. Heat in 15 second intervals to avoid overheating the chocolate .
- Dip the tip of each cake pop stick into the melted candy and poke it into to ball about half way through. Place each cake pop onto a clean plate or baking sheet and transfer to the freezer for about 20 minutes.
- To make the chocolate coating melt the rest of the chocolate in a narrow bowl or microwave safe glass. Melt them in 30 second intervals with mixing in between. Once it's melted well, add the cooking oil and mix well with a whisk or fork.
- Once the cake pops have been in the freezer for 20 min, dip each into the chocolate and tilt to the side slowly to make sure the entire cake pop is covered. Then slowly pull up the cake pop.
- Place in a Styrofoam block or cake pop holder and sprinkle with crushed pistachios and roses.
- Let it stand for about an hour before serving.
Recipe Book Cover
Harini Recipe Card