Starbucks is turning 40! As part of the new Starbucks Petites line, they are now offering cake pops, along with other mini cakes. The tiny confections are advertised as 200 calories or less each, but seriously, who the heck is counting? They offer each petite for $1.50, and a package deal if you order in sets of two ($2.50) or six ($7.50).
Yesterday, I ordered and enjoyed all three available flavors of cake pops: (listed in ascending favorite order…) Tiramisu, Birthday Cake, and Rocky Road. I go to Starbucks solely to drink coffee, and these desserts were a delightful surprise.
As I bit into my first Starbucks cake pop, softly cracking through the colorful candy shell, I was met with a nice moist bite of not-too-sweet cake. Cake pops can sometimes have a mushy or loose texture, but as Goldilocks would say, these were “just right”. I have a feeling Starbucks must make the pop with cake and syrup for the ball, rather than cake and icing as they claim.
The Tiramisu pop was my favorite, a true “pick me up”, laced with espresso and topped with a chocolate coffee bean. Unfortunately, there was no rum in it, but it was still the best of the three. >_^
Starbucks is running a promo from today, March 10 until March 12th from 2pm-5pm! You get a free cake pop or any other of their petites for FREE with the purchase of a drink. Sweet deal!
To make your own cake pops, check out this Cakeb0t video!: How To Make Cake Pops (Maybe test them with flavored syrup too!)