Battlefield 2042: Grenade Cake Pops
For when you have a war at 9 but a party at 7! Deliciously mind-blowing chocolate cake pops that will impress!
Recipe created in sponsorship with EA for the release of Battlefield 2042.
1x chocolate cake mix with frosting sachet
½ cup cream cheese, room temperature
3x 400gm packets white chocolate 'Melts'
Food colouring (brown, green and black) oil based or powder colour recommended
Brown M&M candies
Small packet of grey brown fondant or white then tint with black food colouring.
Piping bag or Ziplock bag
Small round lid or piping nozzle (to cut out grenade pins)
Cake Tin - any shape will do
Candy sticks or pop sticks
Styrofoam or cardboard box
Prepare and bake the chocolate cake as per instruction. Once baked, allow to cool.
Once the cake is cool, transfer to a large bowl and crumble into smaller pieces.
Combine 2-3 tablespoons of the frosting and cream cheese with the cake mixture and mix well. Keep adding frosting and cream cheese until the mixture comes together to create a dough-like consistency.
Take 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture, roll in your palm and create an elongated ball shape. Set aside on a plate and continue with the rest of the mixture, you’ll need at least 24 cake balls. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes
While the cake is cooling, place the chocolate in a heatproof jug or cup. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second increments before stirring then reheating again. Ensure it is smooth and melted.
Using the food colour, tint the chocolate to your preferred shade of ‘army green’. This can be achieved by using green with a small drop or two of brown.
Prepare your fondant by rolling it out to ½ cm thickness. Using your piping nozzle, cut out circles. Using the straw, remove the centre to create a ring. Continue with the fondant to make 24 total.
With the rest of the fondant, roll out again to the same thickness and a rectangle 15x10cm. Cut this rectangle into long strips,around 5x1cm long. You’ll need around 24 strips.
Remove and work with 2 cake balls at a time from the freezer. Dip the end (about 1cm) of popsticks or cake pop stick into the chocolate then into the center or the cake ball. Pushing around halfway through the cake ball.
Dip the cake ball into the coating until it is completely covered. Very gently tap the stick against the edge of the cup to allow excess coating to run off. Place upright into your cardboard or Styrofoam box. Repeat with remaining cake balls.
Once all the cake balls are coated, transfer the chocolate to your Ziplock or piping bag nozzle.
Working with one ball at a time, pipe the chocolate from top to bottom in lines. Then around the pop to create the grenade effect. Place back in the Styrofoam box and continue with rest.
Pipe a little chocolate on the top of each grenade and place one brown M&M on top. Then place the fondant pieces in position as per photo. Use the melted chocolate as glue.
Allow to set for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy.
- Store cake pops in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Add 1/2 tsp coconut oil to thin out the chocolate if the coating is too thick.
- Pre-tinted Wilton 'Candy Melts' can be substituted for the white chocolate.