Show your favorite teacher your appreciation with these cute apple cake pops. Crumbled cake, frosting, and a shiny red candy coating make these apples an even better treat than the real thing!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add buttermilk, eggs, and oil to the dry ingredients and mix well until combined. Slowly add in boiling water and mix to combine.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Beat butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes on med/high speed with an electric mixer.
Crumble cooled cake by hand or in a food processor until you have fine crumbs.
Dip the end of each lollipop stick into the coating, then stick into the bottom of each ball (the tapered end) to harden before dipping.
Heat the green wafers according to package directions and fill a pastry bag fitted with a small leaf tip. Take the stems out of the freezer. Pipe 1, 2, or 3 leaves on the top of each apple and carefully place a stem in the center.
Small ice cream scoop, pastry bags, styrofoam block, small leaf tip, #5 round tip (optional)