Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

Fall is officially here and these Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops are the perfect autumn treat for the whole family to enjoy! Best of all, these Pumpkin Cake Pops are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!


Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Yes, you really can be on keto and eat your cake too! There are so many things we love about these keto pumpkin cake pops.

First of all, the recipe uses real pumpkin! You can't get more fall than that.

Second, there are no added sugars so it's a low-carb recipe.

Plus, they are individually portioned already. So while you don't have to resist the urge to eat more than one, you can if you want to.

Is Pumpkin Keto?

The answer is “yes” in moderation!

Pumpkin is loaded with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, which are great for a Clean Keto Lifestyle.

However, it does contain some natural sugars (approximately 5 grams per ½ cup) so limit your pumpkin intake to only a few times a week.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

How to Make Keto Cake Pops

Have you ever made cake pops before? If not, this is a really easy recipe that is super simple to follow.

You don't need any special equipment either, just some cake pop sticks that you can find online or at a local craft store.

What Equipment You Need:

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step by Step Instructions:

The entire recipe is at the bottom of the post.

But before you get there, we have some helpful tips and photos that explain each step.

Step 1. Make the Keto Cake Pop Batter

The first step is to make the pumpkin cake batter. In regular cake pops, you bake a cake and then crumble it up. It's the same thing here.

So to start, preheat your oven to 350°F and line an 8″ x 11″ baking dish with parchment paper.

Then mix up the pumpkin cake batter in a large bowl so it looks like the picture below.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 2. Bake the Cake Batter

Spread the batter into the lined baking dish and let it bake for 25 minutes at 350°F.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 3. Crumble the Pumpkin Cake

After 25 minutes, the remove the pumpkin cake from the oven and let it cool slightly.

This is the hard part – try not to eat the cake. It'll smell like everything you love about autumn – warmth, cinnamon spices, and of course pumpkin.

When it cools down, take a fork to the cake and crumble it up.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 4. Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

The frosting couldn't be easier to make.

There are just two ingredients – cream cheese and confectioner erythritol.

Pro Tip: Save this frosting recipe cause you can use it again on other keto desserts.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 5. Add the Frosting to the Pumpkin Cake Crumbles

After you whip up the frosting, put it in a mixing bowl with the pumpkin cake crumbles. Then, mix it all together.

This mixture will be the base for the keto cake pops.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Your frosting and pumpkin cake batter combined should look like the picture below.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Doesn't this look amazing? Again, it will take even more restraint to resist eating spoonfuls right out of the bowl.

Step 6. Form the Pumpkin Cake Balls

Now you are ready to make the cake balls.

Put some parchment paper down on a baking sheet so the balls don't stick to the pan.

Form the batter into 1.25″ balls and line them up on the baking sheet.Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 7. Refrigerate the Cake Balls

After you form the balls and put them on the baking sheet, put the entire thing in the refrigerator.

Let them chill for 30 minutes. This is a very important step because it will harden the ingredients and prevent the cake balls from falling apart.Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 8. Melt the Chocolate and Coconut Oil

While the pumpkin cake balls are chilling you can melt the chocolate and coconut oil.

We used a double broiler or feel free to microwave the mixture. If you melt it in the microwave, take it out every 30 seconds or so and stir it.

Step 9. Dip the Cake Pop Stick into the Chocolate

After 30 minutes, you will be ready to dip the cake pop sticks into the melted chocolate.

Make sure to only dip them in about 3/4 inch – like in the picture below.

Avoid putting too much chocolate on the sticks, that way you don't have any extra chocolate sticking out of the pretty cake pops.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 10. Put the Sticks into the Cake Balls

After you dip the sticks into the melted chocolate, immediately stick them almost all the way through the cake pops.

Do this gently.

You don't want to go all the way through, but you also want it to be deep enough so the cake pops stay on the stick when you pick them up.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Step 11. Dip the Cake Pops Into the Melted Chocolate

Now you are ready to dip the cake pops into the melted chocolate.

Slowly rotate the cake pop stick in a circular motion to full coat the cake ball.

Let the chocolate drip back into the bowl before setting the pumpkin cake pops down on the parchment paper.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Final Step! Sprinkle Turmeric on Top of the Pumpkin Cake Pops

Lastly, sprinkle some turmeric on top of the cake pops. This is optional, but it will bring out a burst of flavor and make these cake pops look and taste even more like fall.

Don't have turmeric? You can also use pumpkin spice or cinnamon as the dusting spice.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

Your cake pops should look like this when you are done! Let the chocolate set slightly and then store the cake pops in the refrigerator.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

More Tips:

  • Be Prepared: Buy your cake pop sticks ahead of time. You can find them at any craft store or buy them online. We recommend buying them in bulk, so you always have some on hand. A pack of 100 sticks in only $5 on Amazon.
  • Keep Your Cake Balls Small: Don't make your cake balls too big!  Cake balls that are too big are prone to falling apart during the chocolate dipping process.  We found that 1.25 inches round is a perfect size.
  • Refrigerate The Cake Balls: Make sure to refrigerate the cake balls for at least 30 minutes so that they are cold when you dip them in the melted chocolate. Don't skip this step!  This will keep the chocolate from running down to the base of the cake pop too much. Also, store your finished cake pops in the fridge.

Clean Keto Pumpkin Cake Pops

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