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Diwali Diya Cake Pops with sprinkles and piping bags to the corner.

Diya Cake Pop

Shilpa Joshi
A fun, easy semi-homemade Diwali treat to make Diya Cake Pops! This can easily be made with your favorite cake recipe or even box mix!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine indian fusion
Servings 24 cake pops
Calories 98 kcal


  • 9X13 cake sheet pan


Option #1 Use Cake Box Mix

  • Make enough for one 9X13 cake pan

Option #2 Use My Cake Recipe

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup butter softened to room temperature, or sub oil
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk can use plant based milk alternative like soy milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar sub vinegar if needed
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles optional if want to color on inside of pops

Decorating the pops

  • Candy melts or chocolates
  • E-Z thin helps fluidity of candy melts
  • sprinkles
  • treat sticks
  • decorator icing see post for link to product
  • food color see post for link to product


Option #1 Cake Mix From Box

  • Make cake in a sheet pan per cake box instructions. Let cake cool completely.

Option #2 Make cake using my recipe

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper. Mix milk and vinegar. Set aside. Mix dry ingredients in bowl. Mix wet ingredients in a bowl. Slowly whisk in wet ingredients into dry.
  • Pour batter into parchment lined sheet pan. Bake for 23-36 minutes until baked through. Let cool completely.
  •  Use a circle cookie cutter to cut out shapes from cake.  Cut circle cake pieces in half.
  • Heat  candy melts.  Dip candy treat sticks in melted candy melt and pierce rounded side of half circles about ¼inch.  Let dry.
  • Melt candy melts in desired colors with EZ thin.  Coat cake pops in melted candy melts. If using sprinkles to decorate, place them onthe coated cake pops now to attach. Then let cake pops dry.
    Candy melt colored cake pops.
  • Meanwhile, melt orange, yellow and red candy melts to create flames.  With a spatula, thinly spread the candy melts on parchment, swirling the colors together.  Once dry, use leaf-shaped fondant cutters or a small non-serrated knife to cut out flame shapes.  Alternatively, you can use a decorator bag to pipe flame shapes using melted candy melts. Optionally, add some gold sprinkles on the flames to give a glow!
    Flame shape cut outs from melted candy melts.
  • If using frosting, once cake pops have dried, prepare and pipe frosting to decorate.  When using decorator frosting using Wilton tip #1 or #2 provides thin, clean lines.  
    Cake pops in process of being decorated.
  • Top decorated cake pop with flame cut-outs. Either lightly push into the top or dip the bottom of the flame in a bit of candy melt to attach.
    Diwali Diya Cake Pops with sprinkles and piping bags to the corner.


How to Thin Candy Melts: https://blog.wilton.com/how-to-thin-candy-melts/
How to Use Candy Melts for Cake Pops: https://blog.wilton.com/how-to-use-candy-melts-for-cake-pops/
Make Cut Cake Pops With Cookie Cutters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIovNkU-8AM


Calories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 135IUCalcium: 33mgIron: 1mg
Keyword diwali baked dessert, diwali baking, diwali dessert idea, diya cake, diya cake pop
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