Cake Pop Dough

Cake pop dough is cake mixed with buttercream until it makes a dough

Cake pop dough is great for making cake pops (obviously) cakesicles or for adding dimension to your sculpted cakes. I use cake pop dough a lot to use up my leftover cake scraps when I’m making sculpted cakes. 

Cake pop dough tastes a bit like a brownie. It becomes dense and rich but still tastes amazing!

cake pop dough rolled into a ball and being placed onto a baking sheet


Cake Pop Dough

Cake Pop Dough Recipe
If you're looking to make cake pops or cake clay, this is the perfect recipe!
Servings: 3 cups



  • 1 8" cake or cake scraps, any cake flavor
  • 1/4 cup buttercream can also use swiss meringue, American buttercream or ganache



  • With gloved hands, crumble cake into a bowl.
  • Add buttercream.
  • Combine together with hands until cohesive mixture forms.


If mixture is too dry, add more buttercream. Can be used for cake pop dough or small portions of sculpted cakes.
For firmer dough, use ganache.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 36mg | Sugar: 12g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake clay
Calories: 79kcal

One comment on “Cake Pop Dough

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! This is the perfect ratio, I always used to do too much frosting!

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