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Recipe: Pooltime Cake Pops

Pooltime cake pops

Sweeten your summer. This cake pop recipe uses #Pooltime, our Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale brewed with Michigan cherry juice


  • Super Moist Cherry Chip Cake Mix, 15.25 oz Box (chocolate would be tasty too!)
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding & Pie Filling Mix, 2.68 oz
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4oz Bell’s Pooltime Ale, drink the remainder!
  • 1/4 cup Canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vanilla frosting
  • Maraschino Red Cherries, 16 oz
  • 18-22 ounces melted and tempered white morsels/chips
  • Lollipop sticks (could be located in the party supplies section)

Recipe: Pooltime cake pops



  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Spray a 13X9 inch cake pan with nonstick spray.
  • Mix cake mix, pudding mix, Pooltime, sour cream, milk, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric beater on low for 30 seconds to combine and for two minutes on medium to mix.
  • Pour mixture into pan and bake for 28-32 minutes.
  • Remove cake and allow to cool. Crumble cake into a clean bowl
  • Soak cherries in Pooltime
  • Add vanilla frosting to combine crumbles so that you can scoop the mixture. Use a little more Pooltime if needed to moisten.
  • Use a tablespoon and scoop mixture, take one cherry and wrap mixture around cherry. Insert lollipop stick into cherry and place pop down on a tray with parchment paper. Repeat until all mixture used.
  • Refrigerate pops for 2 hours until firm.
  • Melt morsels over a double saucepan until smooth.
  • Dip each pop into warm mixture, coat and place back on parchment paper. Sprinkle with red sugar for decoration.
  • Dip all pops, decorate and let the pops sit until the chocolate hardens.
  • Serve with more Bell’s Pooltime Ale.

Here are some tips:

  • You can use a chocolate cake as well, for a nice cherry/chocolate combo
  • When adding the melted chocolate, use a spoon to dunk in and out of the bowl
  • Use small maraschino cherries if you can

You should also try our recipe for Pooltime Cherry Glazed Ribs. 

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