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Donut Cake Pops

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Donut cake pops are delicious donut hole that is dipped in melted chocolate and decorate with Christmas sprinkles. These donut pops are served on lollipop sticks, and let me say kids will go nuts for these doughnut holes cake balls.

Donut cake pops coated with assorted Christmas sprinkles standing up on a stand.

So I used white chocolate for dipping and holiday sprinkles. Feel free to decorate your donut hole cake pops any way you would like. Drizzle on some milk chocolate, change up the type of sprinkles or use colored candy melts.

Pair your donut holes with this ham and egg casserole. It is a nice savory breakfast to help balance out the sweetness of the donuts.

  • Twist on a traditional cake pops
  • Use store-bought donuts or make homemade
  • Easy way to serve up donut holes
  • Fun and kid friendly
  • Budget friendly

Ingredients for donut hole cake pops

Two Chocolate melting wafers, sprinkles, and donut holes.
  • Donut Holes – You can use any flavor or style of donut holes you like.
  • Melting Wafers – I use milk chocolate and white chocolate for this recipe.
  • Sprinkles – The sprinkles are optional, but you can use them if you like.

How To Make Donut Cake Pops

Collage donut holes and melted chocolate melting wafers.
  1. Step One: Place each donut on its cake pop sticks. Then set it aside. (Photo 1)
  2. Step Two: Next, you will melt your chocolate. You can use a double boiler or warm in the microwave. Do a bowl for each flavor of chocolate. Place sprinkles in a bowl and set aside. (Photos 2 & 3)
Collage of dipping donut cake pops.
  1. Step Three: Next, you will dip a donut hole in the chocolate and shake off the excess. Then add on sprinkles and place in the cake pop stand to set up. (Photo 4)
  2. Step Four: Repeat until all the cake pops are done.
  3. Step Five: Serve and enjoy these once the chocolate have set up.
Donut cake pops with sprinkles.

Storage and leftovers

You can store your cake pops in an airtight container for 1-2 days. These cake pops are best eaten fresh, as with all donuts; they will dry out quickly.

If you want to freeze, the cake pops go right ahead if you want. Just place in a freezer container or sealed bag. Freeze for 2-3 months.

Variations To Recipe

Here are some changes you can do for these easy donut cake pops. No matter what these are going to offer a delicious final result.

  • Change up the color of the melted candy melts. Any color works great if you want to fit a theme.
  • Consider a colored stick to add more decoration to the cake donuts.
  • Any mini donuts work for these donut hole pops.
  • Add on some crumbled chocolate or even nuts on top of the cake pop to decorate.
  • Melt chocolate chips instead of candy melts. You can use dark chocolate, white chocolate, etc. Add in a teaspoon of coconut oil to the chocolate.
  • Almond bark will work in exchange to the cany melts.


Do I need to freeze the donuts before dipping in the chocolate?

As long as the donuts are not hot out of the oven, you can just stick on the candy stick and dip. The donut holes will hold up when dipped in the chocolate.

What if I don’t have a cake pop stand?

You can place wax paper on the table and then dip and place cake pop on the plastic wrap. Allow them to cool upside down. It will create a flat top of the doughnut hole pops, but that is okay. It offers that homemade look.

Donut cake pops coated with different colors of Christmas sprinkles.

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Colorful donut cake pops coated with assorted Christmas sprinkles.
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Donut Cake Pops

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Donut cake pops are a delicious donut hole that is decorated and served up like a cake pop. A holiday breakfast idea you have to try!



  • Place each donut on its own cake pop stick. Set aside.
  • Arrange sprinkles in small bowls for rolling the cake pops in, set aside.
  • In two small bowls, melt the milk chocolate and white chocolate wafers per the instructions on the bag.
  • Working quickly, dip each donut hole in the chocolate of choice. Immediately roll in
  • sprinkles, covering the chocolate completely. Place the cake pop in a slot on the cake pop stand, allow chocolate to harden for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat with remaining donut holes.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 2 days.


When rolling the donut hole in chocolate and the sprinkles you may need a small spoon to help rotate the donut until completely covered. 
If you do not have a cake stand, the pops can be placed in mini cupcake papers for serving after the chocolate has hardened or lay flat on a platter.  

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g Calories: 52kcal (3%) Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) Fat: 3g (5%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Sodium: 11mg Sugar: 6g (7%)

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