The Best Starbucks Cake Pops and How to Make then at Home

Starbucks cake pops are a fun twist on traditional baked goods familiar to our favorite coffee shops.

Sweet, colorful, and full of seasonal spirit, cake pops are a Starbucks specialty.

Soothe your craving with a simple bite of cake and icing instead of chowing down a whole muffin or brownie.

I will run down all the cake pops Starbucks has in store, then I will show you how you can make these treats at home!

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1. Reindeer Cake Pop

Reindeer Cake Pop

A familiar favorite for all Starbucks drinkers! You can always spot a red-nosed Reindeer Cake Pop by the cash register.

Calories 140 g

Sugar 14 g

Total Fat 7 g

2. Chocolate Cake Pop

Chocolate Cake Pop

The Chocolate Cake Pop is the most popular out of the bunch. It’s a traditional chocolate cake dipped in milk echolocate.

Calories 150 g

Sugar 16 g

Total Fat 8 g

3. Earth Cake Pop

Earth Cake Pop

This new addition to the menu is a winter special. The Earth Cake Pop is made from chocolate cake dipped in blue icing.

Calories 150 g

Sugar 17 g

Total Fat 7 g

4. Birthday Cake Pop

Birthday Cake Pop

The Birthday Cake Pop is the sweetest of them all! It’s vanilla cake covered with mouth-watering candy icing. Get your hands on it if you can as it’s only available in some locations.

Calories 170 g

Sugar 18 g

Total Fat 9 g

5. Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop

Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop

If you’re only going to try 1, I suggest it’s the Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop. Chocolate on the inside, vanilla, and mint on the outside. What’s not to love?

Calories 170 g

Sugar 20 g

Total Fat 7 g

6. Valentine Cake Pop

Valentine Cake Pop

A seasonal treat read to warm up one of the coldest months of the year. Often used as a simple gift, the Valentine Cake Pop will score you some brownie points with your loved one.

Calories 150 g

Sugar 17 g

Total Fat 7 g

How to Make Cake Pops at Home?

Although each cake pop has a similar recipe, they require different ingredients.

If you’re interested in making these treats at home, I found the best guide online for each cake pop variety.

Reindeer Cake Pop: 

Baker Girl Steph did a great job walking me through making my very first reindeer cake pop.

Chocolate Cake Pop:

Dina at Simply Home Cooked has a fantastic recipe for chocolate cake pops.

Earth Cake Pop:

Allie from Sugar Spice and Family Life has got everything you need to make an Earth Cake Pop

Birthday Cake Pop:

Laura from Recipe Fairy has got your Birthday Cake Pop recipe covered on her blog!

Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop:

If you’re willing to go all-in on these treats and make a Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, you won’t find a better recipe than the one from Home Cooking Memories.

Valentine Cake Pop:

Looking for something special to make your loved one on Valentine’s Day? Made in a Pinch has your step-by-step instructions.


Now you know what to expect from the cake pops you see at Starbucks.

Grab a bite-sized treat next time you’re ordering a coffee, and let us know what you think about them.

Cake pops are a Starbucks tradition that every avid coffee drinker needs to get on board with. Look for your next favorite as the seasons and holidays change.

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