low-sugar chocolate covered banana cake pops for estelle’s first birthday

SHE’S ALREADY ONE! And to celebrate Estelle’s first big day with friends, we made cake pops. But not just any cake pops. These started with a healthier version of David Lebovitz’s amazing banana cake, in honor of Estelle’s favorite fruit, then we dip, dip, dipped our way to chocolate covered bliss.

Before I go any further though, I need to come clean about something. Until a few months ago, I’d never heard of cake pops. Never. In my defense, I’m positive such things aren’t in vogue in Rome the way they seem to be at home (where I just saw them for sale in the Starbucks drive-thru for $1.50 a pop.) So, when I saw cake pop photos from the birthday party my friend Amber threw for her daughter I did what any Type A, post-corporate career mom does, I Googled them and watched a how-to video on YouTube. Sufficed to say, if I were a better mom more experienced in all things cake pops, I would’ve made these. As it is,  I made these and here’s how it went…

Click through the slideshow for step-by-step instructions, including low-sugar frosting. [nggallery id=13] Phoebe helped. Then we took our show on the road. A three-family restaurant lunch was already in the works so we supplied the party hats, noise makers and dessert.

All in all, a great day, great dessert and very fun for everyone. Especially our little sweet-toothed ladies (wonder where they get it from?)




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  1. […] Lower-Sugar Banana Cake Pops: Starting with homemade banana cake, these cake pops are still as scrumptious as can be, especially after they’re rolled in melted chocolate. We love them for two reasons: Bananas are always available in stores and the portion size is just right for even the youngest birthday girl or boy. […]


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