Cakes and Cupcakes, Holiday

Firecracker Cake Pops

Happy Memorials Day everyone! By honoring all the veterans and helpers that passed while serving our country, we are making Firecracker Cake Pops.

Let’s get going!



  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk (No buttermilk? Visit here.)
  • Red/Blue Food Coloring


  • Pop Rocks
  • Basic Glaze (1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 5-8 tbsp water/milk.)


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Start by beating your egg whites until they are frothy. You don’t need a large bowl.
  3. Then start to add 1/2 cup of your sugar gradually. Don’t add it all at once. Beat on high with your hand mixer. Once soft peaks form set aside.


  1. In a separate bowl cream together your butter and the rest of your sugar (1 cup). Then add in your vanilla and almond extract. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl mix together your flour, salt, and baking powder. Then start adding a little bit of flour mixture into your butter mixture. Then add buttermilk, then the flour mixture, then buttermilk and so on. Keep repeating this until all your ingredients are gone.


  1. Once all combined. Fold in about 1/3 of your egg white mixture, and stir scraping the sides as well. Keep adding thirds until all egg whites have been distributed.


  1. Then divide your batter into 3 bowls. Try and make it as even as you can. In one bowl add 36-40 drops of red food coloring. In the other bowl add 40 drops of blue food coloring. Leave the 3rd bowl white. (Note: We love our food coloring kit because it shows you how many colors to make. You can buy it here.)


  1. Once divided pour into pans and bake for 25 minutes. We used 8×8” pans.


  1. Once baked, let cool and begin assembling.



10. Once cooled, cut out circles. To do this, we used the top of a sprinkles cap. You could find anything in your house that’s easiest. You could even use a shot glass.

11. Once they are cut out, put them on top of each other and use a cake pop stick to go through them.

12. Once assembled, coat the bottoms with glaze and dip in Pop Rocks.



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